Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2.Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3.Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    Includes Expert Content
    Sore in Mouth.
    astroprojection posted:
    recently i've been having issues with multiple different types of sores in my mouth. first it was small red spots, then it was large white patches with bloody veins where my tonsils used to be located, and now there is one black sore as you can see in the picture.

    i thought it might just be a little blood patch but having all these issues in a row makes me think otherwise.
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Your photo didn't post, but even a photo is not a substitute for a hands-on examination by a good ENT. I would never make a "diagnosis" based solely on a picture.

    There are many different types of mouth "sores" from aphthous stomatitis to herpes stomatitis. Getting a proper diagnosis is essential to finding a solution or effective treatment, so please arrange to see an ENT.

    Helpful Tips

    Your Home Black BagExpert
    Doctors used to carry black bags containing all the medical tools they would need for a home visit. Of course, that rarely happens anymore. ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    32 of 54 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Focus on Flu

    Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.