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White patches inside the mouth. what does this indicate?

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 54 years experience
Oral m.d: Might be yeast inection or oral ulcer. See a n m.D ck your sugar level .Donot eat spicy or sour foods diagnosis needs to be made.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Leukoedema, leukopla: Leukoedema is a white patch inside the mouth that can be wiped off with gauze. It is normal and nonpathological. Leukoplakia, on the other hand, is a white patch inside the mouth that cannot be wiped off. It represent tissue change and could be pathological, as it may progress into red color as it grows, develop acanthosis, and carcinoma in situ.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing white patches inside mouth.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Needs to be checked: White or grayish patches inside the mouth is called Leukoplakia or Keratosis.An irritant like a rough tooth,broken denture or chewing tobacco can cause cell overgrowth &cause these patches.Leukoplakia usually is not dangerous,but sometimes can be serius,Most leukoplakia are benign and non cancerous.Some show early sign of cancer.We can not be sure if it ia leukoplakia but I advise get it checked
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