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I have had sore throat for a little while and mouth ulcers.

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Hi I have had sore throat for a little while and mouth ulcers. It as been going on for about 2 months plus and now I am getting a little worried


Can you tell me more about your symptoms?

Do you have a fever?

Are you on any medications?

Do you have other medical problems?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No other medication or health problems. This has been going on 2 - 3 months plus and now starting to worry. Have thought as had baby 12 months ago (plus 4 others) that I might just be run down

Thank you for your reply.

You sure would have reason to be run down.

You need to see your doctor asap.

You could have strep, herpes or oral thrush.

The bad thing on top of all that is that it could be contagious.

You can read more about thrush here:

I know it is so painful to eat so try to stick with mild foods.

If it is thrush your doctor will give you a medicine to swish to help it heal up.

The other two would require an oral medicine.

Take some time for your self and see your doctor.

Hope you feel better soon.

Best Wishes,


Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for reply. It isn't overly painful but I am aware of it. When I put the symptoms in computer it came up with mouth or throat cancer? Is that a possibility?

That is a possibilty but that is pretty rare. Your immune system could just be wore down as you said. The fact that you have a sore throat too makes me think more of an illness instead of a cancer.

Most oral cancers are from oral tobacco products such as snuff.

If needed your doctor can biopsy the spots if he thinks it looks suspicious.

Let me know if you have more questions.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks very much for your help I appreciate it.

You are welcome.

Hope you feel better soon.