Blood tests for Mouth Ulcers?

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Hi all, I am so glad that I have found this site. I have suffered with mouth ulcers for as long as I can remember but lately they are absolutely huge and white. I am really suffering, I went to see my doctor today as I was in so much pain and she has sent me for blood tests. She reckons it could be because of a reaction to tablets I have been taking but I have had mouth ulcers for years! What could she be testing for? Im grateful for any help
Chrissy 23 April 03
My blood tests were for iron and vitamin deficiences. I was boarderline anaemic - but most women are. Nothing else discovered.
carol 23 April 03
I do sympathise, Iíve had ulcers for the last year or so and am running out of patience. Iíve had blood tests which showed a low white blood cell count (I think I may have some type of post viral thing thatís been going on for years - very boring). Nothing particularly conclusive though. Your doctor may be trying to get some indication of whether your immune system is over or under acting. I am not a doctor though, itís best to ask them for more information. Good luck.
Em 23 April 03
Iíve had loads of blood test over the last year, mine too showed a low count of white blood cells. They have over the year done blood tests on me for everything to rule things out, by checking the levels of what you have in your body they supposedly can tell if there is an underlying course. They have nicked enormous amounts of blood off me and still canít figure out why I get them. They are now suggesting a biopsy of one of my huge ones, you can guess where I told them to go!!!
Loz 24 April 03
I have recently had a blood test and waiting for the results. My doctor told me he was taking the blood test to check whether I have an iron or vitamin defficency.
Caz 4 September 03
I have contributed to the message board quite frequently in the past and tried EVERYTHING which has been suggested. I KNOW my ulcers are caused by my badly shaped teeth. Iíve suffered from the intermittently for more than fifty years. From February to July of this year, I was at my wits end, as the ulcers were absolutely constant. I went to my dentist and told him I wanted all my teeth out. He was very reluctant, as I have ĒgoodĒ teeth (so did bugs bunny!) and although he agreed to an extent with the cause of my ulcers, he felt that the escalation and intensity also indicated a medical problem. So back I went to the doctor again and like all of you above, was sent for blood tests. The only thing that showed up was anaemia - not particularly severe. The doctor said that this could cause any small injury to turn into an ulcer (or at least contribute to it) and that it would slow the healing process. He prescribed a three month course of iron. It took two weeks for there to be any improvement at all, but I stuck with it. I have just completed the first two months of the iron and I have been ULCER FREE for five weeks. I donít imagine this will help absolutely everyone - but it worked for me and is well worth giving a try.
Incidentally, my dentist has now decided that removing my upper teeth could well be beneficial Ēand if nothing else it would be a good idea for cosmetic reasonsĒ !!!!!
Robin Johnston 9 September 03
I had a blood test recently and i am awaiting the results.The doctor didnt tell me what she thought they were,il find out in a week.
sully 12 September 03
Em it is very serious when your body doesnt have enough white blood cells which means not enough iron try some iron pills
candace 24 March 04
Interesting thought re the anaemia Robin - problem is, there doesnít seem to be any one cause of these little blighters. Iím a blood donor and my iron levels are fine, apparently. However, I also suffer with restless legs (at the age of 23 and being relatively fit, this is quite worrying!) and scientists now believe there is a link between this and iron deficiency. Anyone else suffer with restless legs? Could we possibly have found a new link? Lol!! Probably not, but itís a thought. Candace - youíre like an encyclopaedia! Iím not going to bother going to the docís if i get poorly, iím gonna log on here and ask you!!
KB 24 March 04
I was anemic practically all my life (Iím 63 now) and never knew why until 4 years ago when I quit eating gluten (wheat, barley, rye) and the anemia went away, as did the mouth ulcers/canker sores Iíve also had all my life until then. I find I still have to take a Vitamin B12 tablet every now and then to keep the sores at bay. Many people, some say 1 in 150, have Celiac Disease which is characterised by anemia/mouth ulcers/etc., and is caused by gluten attacking the small intestine. Untreated, it can lead to cancer, so mouth ulcers and anemia can indicate something very serious indeed.
TomF 24 March 04
KB & TomF- Thank you again. Very usefull. I suffer also from restless legs (at age of 29) and started wheat free diet 4 weeks ago. Canít really say much at the moment, but will keep you posted
Mervi 25 March 04
hi my girl of 11 has suffered for mouth ulcers for the last two years and you havent seen anything like them they make her mouth swell so bad, at the moment she has got about 15 ulcers in her mouth and has one the size of a 2p piece on her lower lip and it lokks like she has been punched init, she has had this particular ulcer for 12 weeks so far, we have every cream you can think of, 3 lots of antibotics nothing sems to work, have tried hompatic remiedies and herbs, as you can imagine it is getting her down she cries all the time and is missing so much schooling, she cant eat propably either, we have jus been to see a specialist and go bck next week she has bee s for blood test, i was wonderig if you know of any links between illness and ulcers?? also any thing i could try to help her, would love to hear from anyone with advice, my email is JSCOX210470@aol.com thanksxxx
sarah 5 April 04
hi my girl of 11 has suffered for mouth ulcers for the last two years and you havent seen anything like them they make her mouth swell so bad, at the moment she has got about 15 ulcers in her mouth and has one the size of a 2p piece on her lower lip and it looks like she has been punched on it, she has had this particular ulcer for 12 weeks so far, we have every cream you can think of, 3 lots of antibotics nothing sems to work, have tried hompatic remiedies and herbs, as you can imagine it is getting her down she cries all the time and is missing so much schooling, she cant eat propably either, we have jus been to see a specialist and go bck next week she has been for blood test, i was wondering if you know of any links between illness and ulcers?? also any thing i could try to help her, would love to hear from anyone with advice, my email is JSCOX210470@aol.com thanksxxx
sarah 5 April 04
My husband,80 years, has a large blood cell in his mouth just on the side above his tongue. He has it quite often and when it burst, lot of blood comes out, he does wash his mouth with salt water but that does not help. At the moment he has it and finds it quite difficult to eat, is there anything he can do.
maria sidoli 1 December 11
I 30year ihave very big mouth ulcer for 1year and change the place in mouth
Sonu 5 November 17

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Blood tests for Mouth Ulcers?

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