Red Blister-like sore in Mouth

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Ellie27
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   Posted 12/21/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I JUST now noticed a red blister like sore on my inner cheek. It's puffy, and reminds my of a blood blister or something like that. I have never had anything like this before. It isn't causing any pain right now, but I have no clue as to what it could be. Does anyone have any ideas? Should I get it checked by my GP?

-Ellie

Lynnwood
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   Posted 12/21/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
That is what is commonly called a canker sore. You can find a description and picture here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canker_sore. The heal on their own without treatment. Although I supposed they could become infected and be an issue, but I've never heard of that happening.

I tend to get them if I've been eating way too much citrus - but there is no need to see a doctor or worry about it. Actually, the article acts like they are very painful but I seldom have pain with mine.

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Ellie27
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   Posted 12/21/2010 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lynnwood,

Thanks for your response. I did take a look at the link you provided. I looked at the picture, and that's not at all what mine looks like. Aren't Canker sores open and painful? Mine doesn't hurt, and it's not open..it's really dark red. Hmmm...

-Ellie

Lynnwood
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   Posted 12/21/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
You may have just bitten your lip! ;)
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lucysgd
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   Posted 12/21/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ellie,
I think I have had something similar - although it was very small.  Not painful, dark red and slightly raised.  Blood blister is exactly what I thought, as well.  Since it resolved fairly quickly and without any further problem I didn't pursue it with the doctor.  I  recently noticed a similar thing on the roof of my mouth.  Also small, painless and it resolved within a day or two.  I too, get the ulcers that are painful, often from citrus foods or acid, like Lynne described, and they look different and seem to take longer to heal.   I definitely prefer the painless ones!!!  I would say if it doesn't resolve in a little while - check with your doc.
 
Lucy

Ellie27
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   Posted 12/22/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply Lucy,

It's nice to hear that you have had something similar. It was just so weird..wasn't there all day, I didn't bit my cheek (but I have definately done that before), and it just showed up. about 2 hrs after I posted it burst. No pain, and now it's healing. Just a very weird thing. I feel for those of use with Lupus that get the cancer sores. I have been blessed to not have any yet. I hope that you Lucy, and Lynnwood are relieved of cancer sores.

Take care and Merry Christmas!

-Ellie
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