Ulcers In Mouth

Published: November 28, 2014
Dear TeenHealthFX,

I have throat ulcers and few on the back of the roof of my mouth. I did some searching on the Internet and there were a lot of scary possibilities. I don't have any other symptoms such as headaches or fever. I just need to know what it is, I'm scared.

Dear Ulcers In Mouth,

TeenHealthFX can understand why you are scared. Having a reoccurring medical issue can cause a lot of anxiety. Trying to diagnose that condition over the internet only serves to increase the anxiety because some sites promptly give you the worst case scenario. That is why TeenHealthFX does not give diagnosis through our site because it just is not sound medical practice.

You should make an appointment as soon as possible and have your doctor examine your condition. Not only will you get a precise diagnosis but if treatment is needed you can begin right away.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area you can check with your insurance carrier or a local Teen Health Center.

Signed: TeenHealthFX