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Anal Mucosal Leukoplakia
Not so easy: Leukoplakia may appear stuck on the mucosal surface but it is deeply attached, so it can not be wiped out. But it can be treated by your doctor. Go see a head and neck surgeon who may use medical or surgical treatments to control/remove it as it is a precancerous condition. You also need to remove the cause ?Tobacco chewing or smoking, typically. ...Read more
Oral Surgeon: Unless you are referring to the mucosal surfaces of the urinary tract or genitals (then a urologist or gyn) leukoplakia is merely a descriptive clinical term- not a truly diagnostic term - meaning white patch. The causes of leukoplakia are numerous and range from benign and irritation-type issues, all the way to malignancy. Best to have this examined and evaluated to see if it warrants a biopsy. ...Read more
Unknown: There is no way to know the exact time it will take for leukoplakia to turn to cancer. Sometimes leukoplakia may not necessarily turn into cancer. I recommend you see an oral surgeon for an evaluation and get treated asap as this is a precancerous lesion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped off. They can arise from numerous sources, including irritation. It is not a specific disease, but an observable condition. Sometimes they are thought of as "pre-cancerous" and so it is important to have a biopsy done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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