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What Causes Aphthous Ulcers Of The Tongue

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tongue ulcerations

About a month after a low risk exposure I got what felt like canker sores on the back sides of my tongue. I have a vitamin deficiency so mouth ulcerations are very common for me. But I found it unusual that these were on the back of my tongue. I had...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
It is not unusual for aphthous ulcerations, which can be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies, to be present on the posterior, lateral borders of the tongue. These painful ulcers can present on any non-keratinized tissues within the oropharynx.... Read more »

aphthous ulcer

Doc,I recently had an apthous ulcer in my mouth for the first time no other sumptoms. Could this be... Read more »

Aphthous ulcerations

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There's a sore on the back of my tongue. I look in the mirror and stick my tongue out as far as I can and I still can't see it. I can feel it, though. Every time I swallow it feels like someone is squeezing my tongue with a pair of pliers, and... Read more »
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Aphthous Ulcers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Guys, I've heard "aphthous ulcers" and other mouth ulcers are common in HIV. Are they painful? Is it possible to have some without noticing them? Are they easy to feel in the mouth? What do they feel like?

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tongue ulcer

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
damnit! now i have an ulcer on my tongue!?! never had that one before...
wtf is going on...

-uhoh

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Ulcers on Tongue........

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently have this red tip on my tongue and over the past year i had unprotected sex, ive read that apthous ulcers are a sign of hiv infection, do they just appear in certain spots or i hear they are very painful,this is more of a red area and not... Read more »

ulcer on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is this a bad sign??

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