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oral blister not herpes but what

For the past six months I've been tested for all kinds of std multiple times. I tested negative for herpes 1 and 2 with herpes select 5 times.
My problem is I keep getting these blisters, either on the inside of my lip or recently in the back of my mouth between my upper and lower teeth. They are clear have no pain and disappear within a day or two. I can easily pop them and their is no pain at all. I can't show a doctor because they don't last long enough.
I have been under a considerable amount of stress believing something was wrong with me. I think these blisters might be caused by stress but when they come back it causes more stress.
Has anyone else had blisters like this?
How can I control my anxiety to stop this cycle?
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Can you say "hypochondriac?"

You have been tested 5 times in the last six months for herpes.

Wow.

You need to see a psychiatrist or your family doctor about anti-anxiety medication.  

And if I were you, I would refrain from having sex with anyone but yourself. Yeah, it makes for a very lonely and unfulfilling life, but you sound a little far gone on the anxiety scale to risk it.
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What types of test have you used. Hopefully HerpeSelect IgG. If you did this test, than maybe try the WesternBlot, I hear it is the gold standard. Also, next time blister/lesion comes up, go immediately to a walk in clinic same day for testing. After both these two things come up negative for Herpes (most likely after six monthsa nd all the test you did), you should be able to move on. I hear only 2% never show antibodies for HSV, so most likely Barn Babe is right and you are freaking yourself out. It's hard to shake off, but after SIX MONTHS you should be able to move on. DO!
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I am happily married thank you. I have been trying to find out what these blisters are. The reason I had so many tests is because even though they were all negative herpes select both igm and igg for 1 and 2 I still have unexplained blisters.
I have been to an ENT Dermatologist and now my ENT is sending me to a gastroenternologist. He is thinking my saliva is to acidic but can't explain these blisters. They are like the ones you would get on your hands after working hard.
The only difference is nothing happened to cause them. Like a bite on the lip.
They are clear and sometimes only last for four hours. Then don't come back for days.
I am under allot of stress, and maybe that's causing them. I just want it to go away.
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I am happily married thank you. I have been trying to find out what these blisters are. The reason I had so many tests is because even though they were all negative herpes select both igm and igg for 1 and 2 I still have unexplained blisters.
I have been to an ENT Dermatologist and now my ENT is sending me to a gastroenternologist. He is thinking my saliva is to acidic but can't explain these blisters. They are like the ones you would get on your hands after working hard.
The only difference is nothing happened to cause them. Like a bite on the lip.
They are clear and sometimes only last for four hours. Then don't come back for days.
I am under allot of stress, and maybe that's causing them. I just want it to go away.
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Okay, we got it the first time. : ) (sorry, couldn't resist)

I would have to wonder why you are so fixated on these blisters. People manifest physical symptoms all the time that are the result of anxiety. It's called somatization. Or something as simple as an allergy.

Frankly, I think your doc is doing a CYA thing here. I doubt a gastro is going to be able to figure it out. If anything, you should be seeing an ENT or a dentist, but I don't even think you need that. The "acidic saliva" thing is really grabbing at straws, don't you think?  

I don't think you need to worry that you have some 1 in a million disease and will be written up in the medical journals. I'd just forget about it if I were you. Clearly, it's not related to an STD. Why on earth you thought it would be is anybody's  guess.

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When you look up blisters in your mouth, herpes is the only thing that comes up.
When I went to the doctor and asked what causes blisters in the mouth, he said herpes. When I was in my twenty's I never used protection, so when the Doctor said herpes, it certainly freaked me out.
These things get huge and are incredibly annoying. They usually appear after I eat certain foods. I did ask my dentist and he didn't seem to interested.
I actually found a blog with other people that have the same problem on Google answers. Most have the blisters in the exact spot and all have acid problems.
The Gastro doc is two fold I am also having acid reflux problems.
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Stop testing for herpes - it isn't the cause.  

I am totally blanking on what my dentist called them but I had mouth issues that sound similar for several months the other year. It was all from the toothpaste I was using ( the "complete" kind ).  I stopped using anything but plain ole toothpaste and ta da they cleared up completely. They can also be caused by certain foods too.  They were incredibly annoying since they were hard and I was constantly feeling them inside my lips and under my tongue ( I've had canker sores forever so I knew they weren't them ).

grace

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Probably is herpes but if it is a canker sore they are not herpes and are not contagious. It sounds more like a blister though, in which case it would be hsv 1.
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I got white bumps on my buccal mucosa intermittently for years. They cleared up completely when I cut out all carbs. Carbs bad. Bad, bad.  
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Im not a doctor, I'm just a normal college stuudent studying genetics. But Ive read a few blogs about people getting herpes like symptoms and blisters, but not actually having herpes. Theres a genetic condition called Epidermolysis bullosa simplex. It causes blisters because cells cannot withstand stress normally. There are 25 different types of the disease caused by 19 different genetic mutations. If I were you, or anyone else that seems to have this problem, I would look more into this disease.  
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