I have cirrhosis and about eight weeks ago, I got what I assumed to be a couple of canker sores on the insides of both cheeks. After doing what I could for old fashioned remedies and my sores worstening, I broke down, went to my doctor's office and saw one of the nurse practitoners. He gave me prescriptions for two different mouth rinses. They didn't work and it kept getting worse. Saw my dentist who examined and took loads of photos. He was totally puzzled and sent me to an oral surgeon who put me on steroids. There seemed to be an improvement, but after two days off, they came back with a vengeance and now include my tongue!
They are now talking autoimmune diseases and even a possibility of cancer. Has anybody else experienced anything like this? Maybe not even liver related...just wondering.
Getting sick of sucking pureed food through a straw.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
I used to get a lot of mouth ulcers. Nothing as bad as what you describe but used to get them quite often. I actually got them a long time before cirrhosis was diagnosed and thought they may be due to other immune system related conditions that were causing me problems at that time. They continued for a fair few years but started to reduce as my liver disease actually was getting worse. Not sure whether there was any correlation or just a happy coincidence. I haven't though had any real problems with them at all since transplant. Hopefully that will continue.
Thank you for the reply. I've never had mouth ulcers, cold sores, or anything like that in my whole life! They will be checking for autoimmune diseases in the very near future. Big hugs and best wishes to you.
You too and good luck.