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    Hi I seem to get alot of mouth ulcers even when i was at a young age id get them really bad to a point where i couldnt brush my teeth or even open my mouth and till this day i keep getting ulcers and now one knows why not even the doctor. would anyone have any ideas why or how to get rid of them as i am in much pain right now with a mouth full of ulcers. im eating healthy and im rarley stressed but these are the reasons why according to my GP. Craig





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    I was diagnosed with Behcet's disease in 2010 when I was 14 years old. It began with severe mouth ulcers and all the other symptoms shortly followed. However, this site says that there is a regular occurrence in mouth ulcers for Behcet's sufferers but I have not had a flare up for 4 years now. No more ulcers since that dreaded time in 2010. Is this also common? Fingers crossed it will carry on this way!





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    I went almost years without a break from oral lesions.. At that point I was diagnosed and the doctors started to try different medicines... I was put on steroids and it stopped the oral lesions almost completely... Could medicine be the reason for you not having them? Also, stress is a huge trigger, maybe you have been less stressed?

    HI!!! I know that ulcers on the walls of our mouth and on our tongues are very common like stated above, however, i suffer from them quite frequently, causing me alot of discomfort. So I would like to know if there is anything that causes me to have such frequent ulcers. thanks





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    Hi I get mouth ulcers every 5/6 weeks lasts 3/4 days I also have very painfull knee joint since last christmas is there an underlying problem I have x-ray appointment for knees wed 1st aug.my doctor thinks the ulcers are stress related i dont treat them





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    I have been getting mouth ulcers all my life.I have had ulcers on my legs and same time in my mouth,and on my penus.the docter told me it was a infection, thrush.i can cure my problems now.i think its my body producing to much acid.so i watch everything i eat and drink. bad things are cheese,alcohol,cider is the worse.some times different bread.look what you have eaten days before.pies.i have found a tablet lansoprazole which takes it off.after 1 tablet, which my docter precribes it.i have the symtoms on my penus now.

    i have quite a few mouth ulcers on my toungue,gums and the back of my thruat and my toungue is white, could you tell me what this means and how i could treat it please? ive used iglu on the ulcers but nothings working ad its preventing me from sleeping and stings all the time and im getting worried.





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    I have recurrent ulcers on the side of my tongue mainly in one side, the ulcers are always there but I get periods when they are not as sore then they seem to flare up and be really painful for months. it has been like this for over a year. GP treated it was oral thrush treatment but it hasnt made a difference. what is it? why does it occur and how do I get rid of it?





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    I am 17 years old, I've only had sex with 1 person, my boyfriend, and deffinatly know he doesn't have any STI's but just recently I noticed these ulcers down below like mouth ulcers and am very worried whether it is herpes or not. I've got an appointment next Wednesday but worried that by then it will all be gone and then they'll say to wait and come again next time. They are very painful and hurts when i walk, get up and sit down. any help? or advice?





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    I'm am also 17, have only slept with one boy (who I have now been with for two years) and was unlucky enough to have the same problem. Mine did turn out to be herpes, and I was told that it was likely my boyfriend had got it from previous sexual relationships in the past, but hadn't shown any symptoms. It is very painful, and not a nice experience especially when you don't deserve such rubbish luck, but the symptoms quickly go once you take the course of pills. As sorry as I am for you, it makes me feel a lot better to know I'm not alone with this.. hope it's the same for you.

    Within a month I have had two episodes of ulcers on my vagina (not many about 3), I went to my doctor about them and she said it looks like gential herpes. I have had two different swabs done and both came back negative for herpes. Im worried to what it could be, does anyone have any ideas?





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    hey im 14 and recently i have found some really iregular spots on the inside of my vagina flap.. they are really sore and they kinda look like ulcers ?:S and hurt when i use the toilet and wipe afterwards. I am too embarrased to tell my mum but its really worrying me.. ive nve been sexually active so it cant be an STI?? some one PLEASE PLEASE help me im really worried?





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    It could be cysts, particularly common when dealing with alot of stress. You haven't been sexually active so it rules out any chance of an STI, so don't worry about telling your mum :) Arrange to see your GP, as cysts can re-occur frequently and are uncomfortable and painful, some may be removed with minor surgery. If you think it may be related to stress, GP can also put you in touch with someone to talk to. If you can't get a GP appointment or don't feel like you can talk to your mum, talk to your school nurse :)

    I have about 3 ulcers on my stomach. I've been in extreme pain for so long. I throw up blood quite a lot and I've had blood in my stools too. I've been to the hospital but they only gave me medicine that doesn't help and took some tests. I'm somewhat anemic. When I go to the hospital/doctor/er they say they can't do anything about my bleeding ulcers or pain. What doni do?





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    Look up the SCD (specific carbohydrate diet) lots of networks and things on the Internet and also a book by Ellain Gottshall called breaking the vicious cycle. If you are not severe enough for surgery this could help you before that happens. I've had the surgery and I'm going to try the diet further down the line. Good luck

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    I have a number of ulcers down below in my vagina and vulva. To begin with i thought it was thrush and then herpes but have every test possible and all negative. My blood tests have all come back negative for any viral infection. so i have now had a biopsy of the ulcer and my cervix and await the results. The ulcers are healing but it has been agony to go to the looe. I have also had some lesions form where the ulcers have healed together and caused labial fusion. Any ideas or suggestions what it could be??





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    i get ulcers every 3 months when one goes another appears then they go the come back my doctor said its cause of my salt intake but i had ulcers from i was 13 i also have low vitaim d level could this be the problem? and also would it be bad idea to pierce your tongue if you get regular ulcers?





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    Im 23 I suffer with very bad mouth ulcers, mainly on my tounge. Im fit and healthy. I get around 4-6 ulcers at once. Please help! Bonjela does not help nor do my doctors or dentist. I have suffered for years, past 18 months have been horrible i have ulcers every month. It gets me down, i can't talk eat or drink. I don't smoke and just want to know how to get rid of them for good or to help cure them.





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    I used to suffer from mouth ulcers like the ones your talking about, couldn't eat drink I would be almost crying brushing my teeth morning and night, I don't really suffer now...it was a couple of things for me, the toothpaste or any mouthwash I used aggravated it colegate is the only toothpaste that is OK for me to use with a softer tooth brush. lip balm if I use it starts ulcers on the insides of my lips because although I didn't realise it I roll my lips like when your applying all the time. I also used to flick my back tooth with my tongue which used to set all the side blisters off..and also very hot drinks would be likely to set them off. I lost loads of weight because eating was so uncomfortable... so try and get some stews and mash potato, soup and bread...when your low on energy the mouth ulcers are worse..im just contious of not rolling my lips and flicking my teeth when I'm nervous or stressed and find the right toothpaste x I really hope this helps x

    Unfortunately I don't think you can ever stop mouth ulcers from appearing but you can halt them and stop them growing bigger by applying Kenalog in Orabase paste before you go to bed. After max of 2 nights application they are gone! I swear by this and have been using it for 20+ yrs- it's a lifesaver :)

    What is the most effective way in dressing "leg ulcers"? A TVN was instructing to use diprobase with warm water to wash the leg ulcers and then leave the bathe legs ulcers for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash again with warm water. After this procedure apply flamazine cream on the ulcers and cover it with non-adherent dressings and then cover with secondary dressing of mesorb bandaged in place by a cotton-like rolled bandage and then a net bandage. Is this correct? The ulcers is not responding to treatment in fact it is getting worse.





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    My son is 26 and has suffered terribly with mouth ulcers since he was a teenager. He has had blood tests etc and has tried lots of different types of oral medication. Nothing seems to be helping him and the ulcers are non stop. I watched the show last night where they looked at ulcers, there must be a solution somewhere. Any help or advice would be well appreciated. Thanks.





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    I live in the UK and have been diagnosed with behcets about 3years ago. I suffer chronic pain in my joints , ulcers in my mouth and vagina. I get severe headaches and my eye sight has got worse and I have macular degeneration. I'm taking colicine which keeps the ulcers at bay and a lot of other medication to help with the other problems. I am now waiting for my daughter to be diagnosed. Has anyone any other help to in keeping comfortable with this





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    I take low dose prednisolone (steroid) as not allowed colchicine (am still of childbearing age and it causes birth defects). The steroids are fantastic though - really work for me (stop the ulcers and make me feel better generally). I also use lignocaine down below to stop pain when needing to pee.

    In November 2013 I developed painful aphthous mouth ulcers. The ulcers are now pretty much constant. My autoimmune screening is Negative. I am not anaemic or vitamin deficient. I have seen a ENT and a Dermatologist with no satisfaction. Is there anyone who has this condition and could tell me what treatment has worked to clear up the ulcers permanently.





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    My 18yr old daughter has been suffering large mouth ulcers for over 2yrs. she seems to have 1 or 2 every other month. she has got B12 Deficiency and has been treated for this last year but unfortunately it as not stopped the Ulcers. She regularly has lots of blood tests and everything comes back normal. What could be the cause of all these ulcers, I have asked the Doctor if she could be referred to Hospital. Have you please got any suggestion.





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    My 32year old daughter is suffering from severe mouth ulcers and has been constantly suffering most of her life. She has in the past been diagnosed with iron deficiency,( her body cannot store iron) She is constantly at the doctors and he keeps prescribing antebiotics but after this course the ulcers returned. The ulcers are not only in the mouth but on her tongue and she can hardly speak or eat which is making her depressed. She has asked her doctor to be referred to a consultant but he has refused saying just have another blood test which has shown previously to be alright. Can you please help. My daughter has a full time job where she has to speak on the telephone and these ulcers when they return are affecting her job. Please help.

    I have had mouth ulcers from as long as i can remember and spent many a year on steroids to try and help. Although my mouth ulcers are quite manageable now(i have 2 at the moment) i have been suffering with having ulcers down below. The one i currently have has been there for 4 weeks, it just wont clear.... ive had antibiotics but they gave me thrush, which didnt help at all. Does anyone have any tips as its so painful ?? i just want to cry.





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    Hi, sorry to hear you are suffering so bad at the moment, i have a cream call dermovate prescribed by the Dermotalgist, which i find does help as its a very thick and seems to coat ? hope this is off some help and i wish you well, also you dont mention any other symptons but i also suffer from Arthritis which they have linked to Bechets and im on anti TNF treatment Enbrel, which touch wood seems to keep me quiet well,

    I have been given predfoam for the genital ulcers it is usually used for ulcerative colitis but it has been a miracle worker form me. Speak to your doctor!!!!

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    I suffered from mouth ulcers for years! They were terrible, I would always have 1 or 2 at a time. I changed my toothpaste after reading an article on ulcers. Look for a toothpaste with SLS (sodium laurel sulphate) Within a week of using this my ulcers were gone. If I use one with SLS even for a day I get an ulcer. Sensodyne gentle whitening is the one I use, it is around £5 per tube but often on special.





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    im a 50year woman who has had mouth and throat ulcers for over 15 years ,a throat spay was given to me,but didnt help much,i was told to eat more greens,but didnt help.six months ago i got vulval ulcers to which i couldnt walk,my gp referred me to a gynocoligist who diagnosed me with behcets.i was prescribed instill gel for my ulcers ,which is magic stuff,at least now i can pee.i get aches and pains all the time and im tired all the time.i know im on medication all the time now,and i know i will probably get more bouts of ulcers both in the mouth and down below,but at least i know whats up with me and im not just a hypacondriac.





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    5 yr daughter has sufferd from constipaton since birth. She gets cramps,sickness,and ulcers.She has a very good balanced diet.The last year and since xmas shes constantly had mouthfull of ulcers. doctors passed it off as 1 as those things.dentist said linked to stomach.been on lactolose daily for the last 2 months and no ulcers.Do i push for futher investigation.many thanks





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    I have constant mouth ulcers, which are on avarage 4mm in diameter. I initaly put it down to citrus or acidic fruit, as within seconds of drinking pure orange juice or an apple, or a fresh tomato, I would have ulcers in my mouth. Treatment wise I have tried everything there is both over the counter and prescribed, I've yet to see something that works… however I have recently been using CB12 mouthwash and my ulcers are not so frequent….





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    Hi I'm Amanda, I've been under the hospital since July with mouth and genital ulcers, I have been hospitalised for 3days and given antibiotics Iv. An appointment was pushed for me to see a dermatologist so I went to see her and she took a biopsy on 2 of my genital ulcers and prescribed me with prednisalone, dapsone and alendronic acid.this was on the 17th sept. my ulcers cleared up and was just feeling tired all the time but I decided to go back to work last week and low and behold I got 5mouth ulcers and 2 down below.i have to go for blood tests every 2week and I go to see my consultant in the 21st nov. I've not been told what they are treating me for but she did mention behcets and also my uncle has the disease but I've not been diagnosed. Does it sund like this disease? Many thanks





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    I have bachets decease and have had it for 3 years now. When it first happened and woke up and could hardly see or walk. I've lost my job, I've lost my kids my driving licence and my 3 bedroom houses.I've got memory problems. And a very weak left side I take prednisone, omeprazole,citalopram, and methotrexate. Sodium tablets. I use to get genital ulcers before I was diagnosed. The steroids keep me alive I was close to death. I wouldn't wish this illness on me my own worst enemy. But if you do have it good luck. I would love to meet someone who is going through the same as me

    I am a 34 year old man. I have suffered with mouth ulcers since my early 20's. I too have been to numerous doctors and consultants - the best they can offer is, "You may grow out of it", and "Yes, I get mouth ulcers from time to time - have you tried Bonjella?" Any advice on how to treat/prevent recurrent mouth ulcers (I rarely go a week without any) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :(





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    My Dad (77) had very bad leg ulcers a few years ago. He had them dressed by the nurse for about 6 months with no improvement. In the end I did some research and got him some magnets which you wear around the knee to improve circulation. These seemed to work and his ulcers cleared up completely. In my experience lack of circulation is a key contributor to ulcers not healing so anything which promotes this should assist the healing process. Hope this info can be useful to someone.





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    Hi, I have constant mouth ulcers and genital ulcers and I have suffered from these all my life, not constantly but since I have had my one year old I seem to have them constantly. i have been to the doctors many times but they keep telling me i have bacterial vaginosis and I am very run down, i also had a blood clot in my arm 2 years ago despite me being only 8 stone and 27 years old and i have never taken the pill, i was told by my consultant I was just unlucky..i have been told by the doctors i am tired all the time due to me having 3 children...could I have the symptoms of Behcets..The ulcers I describe are constant down below but they come and go in my mouth since having my son, who is one I would have a bout of ulcers in my mouth every other week and down below is constant..I have had 7 lots of antibiotics in the last year these work for around a week after and then the symptoms come back..It's extremely painful..The ulcers down below are always filled with puss (sorry to much information..) and are extremely painful..Do you think that the mouth ulcers and genital ulcers are linked or do you think I am just run down..Which ever I would really like to get to the bottom of them and I have heard that my blood clot could be linked to behcets..Any ideas??





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    i have had severe back hip and neck problems for years, i am 39 now but it all started when i was 20 after having my first child...i was finally diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia a few years ago...the last couple of years i have been suffering with mouth ulcers at least once a month they flare up...now for a while i have been getting ulcers on my vagina too? i have iritis at least once a year..my right eye doesnt seem to have gone back to normal this time...it is quite blurred with lots of black dots in my vision? i am quite fed up of all these different flares of conditions..can you suggest anything? please help?





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    Hi Louise, have you been referred to a rheumatologist who has experience with Behcet's/autoimmune? It sounds from your description that it would be worth it. Please look on the Behcet's Syndrome Society web-site for info too. Good luck.

    Louise - Get thee to a good consultant ophthomologist who *specialises in iritis/uveitis. The 'black spots' you mention are most likely 'floaters'. Please discuss with a specialist consultant. You are in the UK? Then Moorfields. They command such specialists - on an international plane - very good. Mouth ulcers? Found very often with AS and vaginal ulcers as well as! Unfortunately, AS has many possible 'bed fellows'. Don't know what medications you are on, but there are many more now than was the case just a few years ago. No, there is no 'cure' one can but 'manage' the condition. Many find that a no starch diet helps (see Prof Ebringer and his research work - only given credence by a few rheumatologists) but, you can start no starch and when under control move to a low starch diet. NASS has covered some of Ebringer's work otherwise, check in at www.kickas.org - much information on NSD/LSD to be had there. Hope this helps. go well -

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    My 32year old daughter is suffering from severe mouth ulcers and has been constantly suffering most of her life. She has in the past been diagnosed with iron deficiency,( her body cannot store iron) She is constantly at the doctors and he keeps prescribing antebiotics but after this course the ulcers returned. The ulcers are not only in the mouth but on her tongue and she can hardly speak or eat which is making her depressed. She has asked her doctor to be referred to a consultant but he has refused saying just have another blood test which has shown previously to be alright. Can you please help. My daughter has a full time job where she has to speak on the telephone and these ulcers when they return are affecting her job. Please help.

    Hi I have serious mouth ulcers most of the time and the doctors don't know why. I've had blood tests to see what might be the problem and tried alot of products that ease them. I want to know why. I have mouth ulcers for the length of time I'm off cigarettes which is 5 years. I would like to know was the cigarettes keeping away mouth ulcers? I wouldn't smoke again I want to just know would that be the answer?





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    I am off smoking two years and I do too suffer from these month ulcers the last year or so and I've also had blood tests with no results??

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