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Old 09-04-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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mouth sores

Hi. I've read the 35 common symptoms of menopause and have not seen mouth sores/blisters. But I am constantly getting them and NEVER had them before this peri-menopause jazz. They are usually on my tongue, cheek, or palate. Has anyone experienced this while going through menopause? BTW, it's definately not any STDs..................dara

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Old 09-04-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: mouth sores


Mouth sores can be caused by lots of things...are you taking any meds for a different condition? have you recently disco'd a medication? have you changed toothpaste/mouthwash/breath freshener? Do you have a vaginal infection of any kind? How's your diet?

If your symptoms have lasted longer than 2 weeks or if
you have other symptoms like fever, skin rash, drooling, or difficulty swallowing, you should probably see your doctor.


Old 09-04-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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Re: mouth sores

I had white patches on my tounge and some weird ridges on the inside of my cheeks. Having been an on/off smoker for many years, got scared and went to the doctor. They whacked a chunk out of my tounge and biopsied it. Turned out to be what they call lichen planus. I surmised it was an allergic reaction to chili peppers brought on my eating too much salsa all the time because to this day, I cannot eat salsa without my mouth becoming inflammed. I think the fluctuating hormones caused by menopause brought it on. However, at a recent family reunion, my female cousin who is about my same age, informed me that she gets those sores from eating anything with citrus in it. So there could be a genetic pre-disposition where the stress of menopause induces it. At any rate, if this is what you have, the doctors will tell you to avoid anything with citrus in it or spices, this includes tomatoes. I had to stay away from all that for almost 2 years. I can have citrus and tomatoes now, just not in great quantities.

Old 10-19-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: mouth sores

I too am having mouth sores and am entering perimenopause. I have never had these before. I usually get it in the same area and it is very painful; last approx a week and then goes away. Can't quite put my finger on what triggers it (food or stress maybe). My other systems are sleep problems, hot flashes and waist weight gain. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone on this one!

Old 10-19-2008, 02:19 PM   #5
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Re: mouth sores

I can't remember if I've had any blisters in my mouth but I've definitely had them on my body in the last six months. I've had episodes of hives throughout my life but these are itchy blisters. They're just intermittent and they don't last very long but it's very weird.

Old 10-27-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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Re: mouth sores


I have some of these mouth sore issues. Last year I mentioned it to the dental hygenist at my cleaning and she said that the hormonal changes of peri can be a factor. I was getting them more than usual and started rinsing with warm salt water as soon as I got one and it really helps them to go away faster - this also works if you bite your tongue or cheek and get a sore from that.


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