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Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Do I have oral cancer if I have white patches in my mouth?

Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is and that it is not a neoplasm (growth), it should be biopsied. Most oral pathologists will tell you that even certain lesions that look benign can be precancerous and should be removed or at least biopsied. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

I am 24 year old and I have white patches in my mouth from 4 months. Now I am worried. Is it a symptoms of oral cancer or else. What is better option.

White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a fungus called candida albicans, leukoplakia, which is common in tobacco users, or in rare cases, a form of oral cancer. Let a dentist, who is a specialist in diseases of the mouth examine you to determine the nature of your white patches. ...Read more

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For the last week I've been having white patches in my mouth excessive skin what does that signify? Is it something to me concerned ? Located in cheek

For the last week I've been having white patches in my mouth excessive skin what does that signify? Is it something to me concerned ? Located in cheek

Multiple causes: Please have it checked You can be biting your cheek Your body chemistry can be off can be fungus Can be growth or can be more serious especially if you smoke Have it looked at ...Read more

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What is a dry patch in the mouth mean?

What is a dry patch in the mouth mean?

Dry patch in mouth.: Any part of your mouth that is not moist is a concern. It could be as simple as a food allergy or as serious as oral cancer. Although oral cancer is rare it should be taken very seriously. Schedule an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I treat dark dry patches under my mouth?

How can I treat dark dry patches under my mouth?

Not sure: I am not sure where the patches are - in the mouth or on the skin? Either, or - they need to be looked at first until treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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I have too dry patches on each side of my mouth it's getting worse then befor it is getting to the point where it's dis coloring my skin .... Help!

I have too dry patches on each side of my mouth it's getting worse then befor it is getting to the point where it's dis coloring my skin .... Help!

Dry patches: If it is on the outside of the mouth, it could be a candidiasis infection. A cream can be prescribed for that. If it is on the inside of the mouth it should be cultured to allow for a definitive diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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