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Unknown Illness causing Fever and Mouth and Genital Ulcers


About a month ago I came down with a minor cold that progressed into a fever after a couple days. After a day or two in bed I began to develop lesions on the inside of my mouth and around both sides of my scrotum, mostly in the area that brushes against my inner thigh. The lesions in my mouth turned very painful, my mouth was swollen and I was unable to eat solid food for about a week. The genital lesions were painful and it was hard to walk for 5 or 6 days, but they healed up fairly quickly. The fever subsided in only 3 or 4 days. I have searched for illnesses that cause fever followed by both genital and oral lesions at the same time but have come up empty handed. Any help or suggestion is greatly appreciated.


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replied February 13th, 2013
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Such a fever with both oral and genital ulcers is mainly due to Herpes simplex infection. Reiter's syndrome and syphilis are the other possibilities. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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