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What are the symptoms of a vaginal ulcer?

What are the symptoms of a vaginal ulcer?

Pain: Ulcers in the vagina are most commonly associated with herpes and syphilis. Having said that, if you did have an ulcer, they are most always painful. They often have a pinkish circle of raised tissue and then a yellowish/whitish center, with some discharge or 'weeping' coming from the center. If you have an ulcer, i would get it checked out asap as there are medications you would need to take. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Gyn thinks I have a vaginal ulcer. sent tissue for analysis. what happens next..silver nitrateif tissue ok. The exam really hurt..burned like crazy!

Gyn thinks I have a vaginal ulcer. sent tissue for analysis. what happens next..silver nitrateif tissue ok. The exam really hurt..burned like crazy!

Yes: Silver nitrate is one option if this isn't herpetic or malignant and doesn't heal on it's own. Unfortunately ulcers do really hurt when they are touched. I hope every thing is fine and it heals on its own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

I have used estirol creme.. I have been told today I have a vaginal ulcer. I do not have any sexually transmitted disease. What could this be?

Unsure: An ulcer in the vagina could be caused by a number of things including a bacterial infection, fungal infection, viral infection, cancer, or some type of autoimmune disorder. It may take cultures and / or a biopsy to come to a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and even a small ulcer. My husband was unfaithful, so could I have caught something?

I have been experiencing itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and even a small ulcer. My husband was unfaithful, so could I have caught something?

Itching / burning: Itching burning and small ulcer match for a sexually transmitted disease. Vaginal dryness is usually something else. You should probably both be checked for an std. ...Read more

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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more

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I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

Be seen: Many things can cause ulcers such as infections (herpes/hiv), habits/toxic exposure, and even medications. Once ulcers start to appear i worry about some unusual systemic causes. One rare cause that can cause ulcers in the mucous membranes is behcet's syndrome. The best way to determine what is going on is to have someone do a good history and exam. Good luck! sounds painful. ...Read more

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Inner vaginal sores. Yellow, raw skin. Looks like large ulcer with yellow discharge also. Extremely painful while urinating. Constant pain.

Inner vaginal sores.  Yellow, raw skin.  Looks like large ulcer with yellow discharge also. Extremely painful while urinating. Constant pain.

See answer : Genital ulcers are usually caused by sexually transmitted infections (stis/stds). These include herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. Genital ulcers may also be caused by inflammatory diseases, trauma, or a bad reaction to skin care products. Recommend md visit, pelvic exam, appropriate std screening and diagnostic testing as soon as possible so that appropriate and effective treatment can be given. ...Read more

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I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia.Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

I've had tonsillitis, rash, fever, swollen glands. Now ulcers on my tonsils and one on inside of vaginal labia.Is the vaginal one related? Def not STI

Possible: It is possible that you have something called Bechet's syndrome which has both oral and vaginal manifestations. It is ALS possible that if you have cold sores ( herpes labialis) you can transfer the virus to the genital area on your fingers and develop genital herpes. Hope this is of some help and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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