Lesion on The Gums Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand lesion on the gums symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Lesion On The Gums Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

4 Possible Lesion On The Gums Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced lesion on the gums. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Canker sore

Canker sores are small, grayish-white sores in the mouth, often on the inside of the cheeks, lips, and on the tongue. No one really knows why canker sores happen, but it seems to be inherited and susceptible to vitamin deficiencies and allergies.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: painful mouth sore, numerous mouth sores, mouth sore surrounded by a red area, single mouth sore, oral ulcer

Symptoms that always occur with canker sore: painful mouth sore

Urgency: Self-treatment

Oral herpes

Herpetic stomatitis is a viral infection of the mouth that causes fever and red and inflamed gums. This typically happens early in childhood.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fever, gum pain, painful mouth sore, gum swelling, gum redness

Symptoms that always occur with oral herpes: gum pain

Urgency: Self-treatment

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Cold sore

A cold sore is a skin lesion on the lips caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Cold sores are extremely common. In fact, most adults are infected with HSV, usually transmitted in childhood by normal close contact with parents, siblings or friends.

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Mouth and throat sores from cancer treatment

Mouth sores are a common side effect of cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy). Some types of chemotherapy are more likely to cause this than others. Cancer treatments are used to kill the bad cancerous cells, but unfortunately they also affect healthy cells. The cells of the inner lining of your mouth, esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to stomach) and stomach can get damaged too. This can result in symptoms like red areas or a burning feeling in the mouth, painful sores and painful or difficulty swallowing.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms:

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Lesion On The Gums

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Do you have a rash?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?
  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Lesion On The Gums Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced lesion on the gums have also experienced:

  • 8% Gum Pain
  • 4% Gum Swelling
  • 4% Sore Throat

People who have experienced lesion on the gums were most often matched with:

  • 33% Canker Sore
  • 33% Oral Herpes
  • 33% Cold Sore

People who have experienced lesion on the gums had symptoms persist for:

  • 47% Less than a week
  • 26% Less than a day
  • 11% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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