Vaginal canker sore

The vaginal canker sore is among the less frequent of the canker sores.

A vaginal canker sore can be located anywhere on the mucous membrane of the vagina.

Vaginal sores can be easily confused with vaginal herpes and should be diagnosed by a medical specialist.

Genital canker sores

Genital canker sores, also called genital aphthous ulcers, is the generic name for canker sores located on the genitals. Genital canker sores can be located on the mucous membrane of the vagina or the penis.

In some cases (bipolar aphthosis) it is possible to find both mouth and genital canker sores. Bipolar aphthosis is sometimes presented as a forme fruste of Behçet's disease.

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Canker sores affect 20% of the population

Tip of the day:

Check that you do not take a medicine likely to cause canker sores