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Hardening Of Tongue Tissue
Various: Could be allergies, soft tissue injury such as an abrasion, reaction to your medication. If it is short duration, likely a food allergy. If longer, could be side effect of medication. If just came on suddenly and getting better daily, it is likely an abrasion. Could be a fungal or viral infection. See your dentist or doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What type of tissue is the stroma in your iris? A connective tissue , nervous tissue, or epithelial tissue?
Iris: Stroma is made up of fibers & cells. ...Read more
Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more
Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?
Pinhole hurts less: There is a newer approach known as the Piinhole Technique for gum recession. It is minimally invasive and less painful. You can look it up online. ...Read more
Sarcoma: Lesions that arise from structures of soft tissue or bone are of mesenchymal origin. This stands in contrast to those tumors arising at glandular sites such as breast , ovary, prostate, colon, lung. The tumors of bone and soft tissue are termed sarcomas. In bone it is the osteo and chondro sarcoma. In soft tissue we find the liposarcoma (fat), fibrosarcoma (fibrous tissue origin),. ...Read more
Is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u ...Read more
Resorption: Bone will resorbe (or dissolve) when it undergoes stress or trauma. Bacteria releases toxins that can irritate tissue and bone. The tissue will turn red and bleed... The bone will simply dissolve. Bone resorption that is untreated can result in toothh loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands can be more or less dense at various times. ...Read more
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas, with few exceptions like synovial sarcoma, are painless. Patients and even some doctors are falsely reassured by the absence of pain. Sarcomas may grow quickly or very slowly, but any painless mass has to be evaluated appropriately. While a painless mass can turn out to be a benign lipoma, a sarcoma has to be ruled out. An MRI can readily diagnose a lipoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A listed symptom of pancreatic cancer is uneven, lumpy texture of the fatty tissue under the skin. What does this mean? My fattier areas feel lumpy!
Ignore this stuff: Amanda, being health conscious is great but obsessing over cancers that are vanishingly rare at your age does no good to anyone. Acinar cell carcinoma, a rare variant, produces lipases that cause spectacular fat necrosis beneath the skin and the nodules feel like rocks. Healthy fat is divided by septa, easier to feel on some folks than others. and this means nothing. Be tough minded. Best wishes. ...Read more
Residual urine: This may occur if the urine is not completely emptied after micturation. This is called residual urine--it never leaves. The most common reasons are obstruction--an enlarged prostate, urethral stricture, or low bladder voiding pressures due to neurological or other diseases. Diabetes, for example can lead to poor bladder emptying. There may also have been prior infections or surgery. ...Read more
Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What term describes the closing off of a coronary artery that results in tissue death of the affected myocardium?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more