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Doctor insights on: Anal Mucosal Leukoplakia

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How common is leukoplakia?

How common is leukoplakia?

Pretty common: Leukoplakia means "white patch".This is a fairly common occurrence on the cheeks inside the mouth. There are many causes of leukoplakia, some serious and some not. If the leukoplakia comes and goes, it is probably benign. However, if it remains for a long time, or changes in appearance, this may be an indication of some disease process. See a dentist to have such areas evaluated. ...Read more

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Leukoplakia (Definition)

White, thick patches on the oral mucosa due to hyperkeratosis of the epithelium, producing favorable conditions for development of epidermoid carcinoma; often occurring on the cheeks (l. Bucca´lis), ...Read more


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What can I use on leukoplakia?

Not much: First you need a diagnosis. The only way to get one is to have a biopsy of the area. Leukoplakia is latin for "white patch". It is used only to describe a condition and is not a diagnosis. A vast number of things can give you leukoplakia so until you know what exactly is causing it there is nothing you can do for it. ...Read more

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How do I know I have leukoplakia?

How do I know I have leukoplakia?

White area: Any white are in the mouth is called leukoplakia. It can be benign or cancer. See a dentist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia diagnosed usually?

White Patch: The term leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It is a clinical term and there are many things that can present as leukoplakia. The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to biopsy it. ...Read more

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I have leukoplakia. How can treat it?

Reference Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

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Can I get leukoplakia if I'm only 14?

Vety rare: yes there is always a possibility. Usually chronic long term irritation or micro trauma along with other factors can be the cause. Please consult oral surgeon he is the right person to help you. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leukoplakia?

Oral Leukoplakia: White, thick patches on the oral mucosa due to hyperkeratosis of the epithelium, producing favorable conditions for development of epidermoid carcinoma; often occurring on the cheeks (l. Bucca´lis), gums, or tongue http://medical-dictionary.Thefreedictionary.Com/leukoplakia%2c+oral. ...Read more

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What the difference is in leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia?

What the difference is in leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia?

Tongue lesions: Hairy leukoplakia is "hairy" in nature, caused by virus and has an underlying disease like hiv. It can not be rubbed off. Leukoplakia is a white lesion that can be many different things. The lesion should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Can leukoplakia be a cancer?

Can leukoplakia be a cancer?

Can be: Leukoplakia may be a precursor to cancer and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist is required. ...Read more

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What is cervical leukoplakia?

What is cervical leukoplakia?

Cervical leukoplakia: is a condition in which thick, white patches form on the cervix. It should be always biopsied to rule out high-grade CIN or malignancy. ...Read more

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Does leukoplakia always means hiv?

Does leukoplakia always means hiv?

No.: Some people with leukoplakia have hiv, but many patients with leukoplakia do not have hiv. Leukoplakia is not "specific for" HIV and can be seen in other clinical settings. If you are concerned that you or someone that you know might have hiv, then please get tested for hiv. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia similar to cancer?

How is leukoplakia similar to cancer?

Pre-cancer: Leukoplakia usually isn't dangerous, but it can sometimes be serious. A small percentage have precancerous cells or they may have cancerous cells mixed in or by the edges. If possible you want to remove cause (smoking, ill-fitting denture, broken tooth) and sometimes may biopsy to be safe, . A similarity is a change in the cell appearance under a microscope stained slide.From a healthy cell. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia related to cancer?

How is leukoplakia related to cancer?

It can sometimes: be a precursor to cancer if chronic irritation of the tissue is allowed to exist. It should be checked visually on an annual basis and verified regularly with more definitive tests. ...Read more

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What is cervical leukoplakia and leukoplasia?

White patches: Although your question refers to a gynecological condition of white patches on the cervix of the uterus, it should be mentioned that there is also oral leukoplakia, which shows as white patches on or under the tongue, or inside cheeks or lips. This can result from tobacco chewing or smoking, alcohol or some mouth rinses. It could become cancerous and should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

See a dentist: Can't say without actually looking in your mouth. See your dentist to have the area evaluated. ...Read more

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