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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

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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I am experiencing white patches inside mouth.

I am experiencing white patches inside mouth.

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 ...Read more

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I am experiencing white patches inside mouth.

I am experiencing white patches inside mouth.

Leukoplakia: White patches can be infectious such as virally related or a fungal infection orwhit patches from hyperkeratosis or even from a dry mouth. If the patches are film like and come off they are likely candida and would respond to antifungals. If they do not come off you should see your doctor or dentist and consider a biopsy, especially if you are a smoker. ...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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White patches inside the mouth. What does this indicate?

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. ...Read more

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What could a white patch in the mouth mean? Is it serious?

What could a white patch in the mouth mean? Is it serious?

InfectionTraumaCanc: White patches inside the mouth can be caused by
Infection
Inflammation
Trauma
Cancer
Other underlying conditions and Diseses
Common infction are Thrush, bacteria ang viruses
Allrgic reaction to food can cause inflammation, swelling and white patches
Get it checked by your Family Doctor ...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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Hi sir am having some kinda patch inside my mouth on right side. Is this a serious problem cause am worried bout it please let me know. I smoke cgrtte?

Hi sir am having some kinda patch inside my mouth on right side. Is this a serious problem cause am worried bout it please let me know. I smoke cgrtte?

Smoking: The "patch" would have to be personally examined by your own dentist, preferably an Oral Surgeon for a clinical diagnosis. Any type of tobacco increases your risk of cancer, regardless! It's your health and your life, and you must take responsibility for your actions. ...Read more

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Red patches around my mouth?

Red patches around my mouth?

Need more info: Red patches around the mouth may be due viral infection like herpes, vitamin deficiency, fungal skin infection etc. Try taking an over the counter multivitamin and if the lesion does not go away in a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I close my mouth, the place where I have my tooth patch feel hurt. I have just changed the patch 1 years ago.

Every time I close my mouth, the place where I have my tooth patch feel hurt. I have just changed the patch 1 years ago.

Tooth patch: Tooth patch is a new term for me. But I suspect that it is a provisional filling. These are not meant to last more than 30 days. Yours has lasted a year. It may hurt as the "patch"' has loosened and may be pinching your gum. Have a definitive restoration place in you tooth...not another patch. ...Read more

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My 14 year old brother's tongue is badly covered with black patches. The back of his mouth is covered as well. Is he ok?

My 14 year old brother's tongue is badly covered with black patches. The back of his mouth is covered as well. Is he ok?

Black hairy tongue: Black hairy tongue is a harmless, temporary condition that gives the tongue a dark, furry look, related to a build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the tongue. These get stained by food dyes, medication containing bismuth, such as Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) tobacco, as well as bacteria or viruses. If feeling ill, see a doctor, otherwise, gentle brushing of the tongue will help. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get reddish/purpleish patches around my mouth, but they disappear after a couple of hours, what could cause this?

Anything: That has such a short life must be possibly an allergic response to something: soap, facial creams, foods, drugs you may take. The best would be to be seen by a dr. When actually those patches come up. Was ur immune system tested well? Do you have dry mouth too? Anybody thought of sjorgen's? ...Read more

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Help, what the symptoms are ulceloocin mouth ulcer patch applicable in?

Help, what the symptoms are ulceloocin mouth ulcer patch applicable in?

Ulceloocin Patch: I had never heard of it before. According to a google search it seems to be a product from china that is "indicated for use with all types of ulcers and small wounds of the oral mucosa including canker sores, aphthous ulcers, and injuries such as traumatic ulcers caused by self-biting, braces, and ill-fitting dentures." it would appear it's more of a bandaid covering than anything else. ...Read more

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What does a white patch on the roof of your mouth mean?

What does a white patch on the roof of your mouth mean?

Fungal infection?: Or lots of other possibilities. All white lesions need to be examined and evaluated. Some are easily treated and others require a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can withe patches in my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Can withe patches in my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Should check it out: You may have thrush--a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med use such as steroid, asthma/copd inhalers, antibiotic use, immunocompromised states such as hiv/aids, cancer/chemotherapy etc...Thrush is not associated with contact dermatitis. It is easily treatable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can withe patches inside my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Can withe patches inside my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Probably not: Related. White spots inside the mouth could mean a condition called leukoplakia, a precancerous condition. So have an oral surgeon or head & neck surgeon look at it. ...Read more

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I had blood patch done 24hrs ago. Now I have blood taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

I had blood patch done 24hrs ago. Now I have blood taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

Unrelated: Your blood patch is unrelated to the taste in your mouth. Most likely anxiety or oral pathology. Talk to you doctors or go for evaluation. ...Read more

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If you are trying to quit and using the nicotine patches and gum will nicotine still show up in a mouth swab?

If you are trying to quit and using the nicotine patches and gum will nicotine still show up in a mouth swab?

Yes: So, if you are being tested, you need to tell them that you are using nicotine replacement therapy. The patch is somewhat less likely to show up, depending on the sensitivity of the test they use. But if you use the oral products (gum, lozenges) it is likely to be positive. ...Read more

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My bro had bad habits, now he is suufering from red patches inside his mouth which are not going, does it means cancer?

My bro had bad habits, now he is suufering from red patches inside his mouth which are not going, does it means cancer?

Oral lesions: He needs to be seen by an ear, nose and throat doctor. He probably needs biopsies to see whether or not it is cancer. ...Read more

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My husband has a small painless red patch on the roof of his mouth. Looks like a scrape or peeled skin. What could it be?

My husband has a small painless red patch on the roof of his mouth. Looks like a scrape or peeled skin. What could it be?

It could be: Exactly that from food. It could be irritation from smokeless tobacco. It could be a burn from hot liquid. Or it could be some type of a benign or malignant lesion. If it does not resolve within the next week the. I would see the dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more