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Blisters/Ulcers in throat

Hi all,
back at the beginning of April this year I had a sore throat, I looked and saw I had a few ulcers/blisters in the back of my throat, I have never had these before, and they weren't there previous to that, I had just come off Omeprazole which I had been taking for acid reflux, and had been on them for 9 weeks.I had also just come off Yasmin contraceptive pill that i had been taking for around 8 years.

I went to see my GP and he said it was an infection of some kind, either viral or bacterial, and I didnt need any antibiotics and just to try corsodyl mouthwash, I did as he asked and over time I noticed the blisters/ulcers were still there, so went back a few weeks ago, I was given some hydro cortisone buccal tablets she said if they didn't work she would refer me to a ENT, she didnt seem to know what they were.

So I tried the five day course and I noticed that some of the ulcers have shrunk a lot in size to tiny, but I have a new one that has popped up in another place in my throat, can anyone shed any light? My appointment with the ENT isnt until September, I feel absolutely fine in myself and the ulcers/blisters don't bother me that much apart from  sometimes making me wake up with a dry sore throat on a morning.

I am a 37 year old female. I am beginning to worry about the dreaded Cancer word. Can anyone shed any light?  
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Hi there,
A clinical examination is extremely important for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. It is possible that you are suffering from canker sores. Canker sores are caused by stress, tissue injury, an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Crohns disease and Celiac disease. Recurring blisters in mouth can be due to any of the causes mentioned above. Ulcers caused by mouth cancer usually appear on or under the tongue but can be seen anywhere in the mouth. A person is more at risk of developing mouth cancer if he/she smokes is a heavy alcohol drinker and is over 45 years of age. Consult an ENT specialist. Treatment will depend on the cause. Keep me posted.
Best luck and regards!
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Thank you so much for your reply. It is very helpful. I don't smoke and don't drink a lot of alcohol either. I will be seeing the ENT on 4th September, I will let you know what they said, thank you so much :)
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I saw the ENT and he said they were sub-epithelial lymphoid tissue and were normal as they were like "little tonsils". He said he wasnt concerned about them at all.
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