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 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.
- 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
Herpetic stomatitis is a viral infection of the mouth that causes fever and red and inflamed gums. This typically happens early in childhood.
1-2 weeks but recurrent
- Top Symptoms:
- fever, gum pain, painful mouth sore, gum swelling, gum redness
- Symptoms that always occur with oral herpes:
- gum pain
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Cold sores (also called oral herpes or fever blisters), are viral infections of the mouth caused by the herpes virus type 1. You were probably infected very early in life as a child when an adult kissed you. The virus stays asleep (dormant) and causes infections every now and then after exposure to lots of sun or emotional/physical stress. It is contagious when an outbreak is happening, but treatment is limited unless you are immunocompromised.
1-2 weeks. Natural healing process starts within 24 hours of the initial sore starting.
- Top Symptoms:
- mouth lesions, itchy mouth, pain on the outside of the lips, lip numbness, burning pain on the outside of the lips
- Symptoms that always occur with cold sore:
- mouth lesions
4.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.
In most cases, mouth sores get better within a few days.
- Primary care doctor
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Lesion on the Gums
- Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
- Q.Do you have a rash?
- Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with cancer?
- Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
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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 had symptoms persist for:
- 47% Less Than a Week
- 26% Less Than a Day
- 11% Over a Month
People who have experienced lesion on the gums were most often matched with:
- 33% Canker Sore
- 33% Oral Herpes
- 33% Cold Sore
Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).