Are Red Spots on My Mouth Related to STI/STD ?

Are Red Spots on My Mouth Related to STI/STD ?
Published on, 19 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Nopporn Apiwattanakul and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor


I've noticed red spots on the roof of my mouth. Could this possibly be related to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD)? I'm concerned and seeking clarification.


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


1. Possibilities:


Enteroviral Infection: Red spots resembling ulcers on the roof of the mouth could indicate an enteroviral infection, which is not sexually transmitted.


2. Recommendations:


Medical Evaluation: Seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment of the mouth red spots.

STD Screening: If there are risk factors for unsafe sex, consider screening for sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and syphilis.

Prevention: Practice safe sex to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. Use condoms consistently and correctly, and consider regular STD testing if sexually active.




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