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Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Is discoloration of your mouth a sign of oral cancer?

Yes: Mouth cancers are usually identified by a white discoloration (leukoplakia), reddened areas which may bleed, or rarely a dark blue or brown area which may reflect pigment cell overgrowth (melanoma). ...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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Is white tongue a type of oral cancer?

Is white tongue a type of oral cancer?

Yes and no: White pathology at the sides of tongue can be cancerous. White plaque at the back of the tongue are most likely dead cell deposits and plaque. Please get yourself checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Is a sensitive, sometimes tingling tongue a symptom of cancer of the mouth?

Not normally BUT: Never rule out cancer until you have seen a qualified health care professional to have a differential diagnosis made. Go with a written duration, time of day, diet, medication, family history, tobacco history. ...Read more

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Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy?

Mouth numb: Is numbness of the mouth and tongue a symptom of an allergy? ANS Could be send more details. ...Read more

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Is thrush or pale tongue an early sign ( in the first month after infection) of HIV or syphilis?

Is thrush or pale tongue an early sign ( in the first month after infection) of HIV or syphilis?

No.: Those are not typical early symptoms. But if you have had risky sex, you need to make sure you don't have either one, or other std's, too. Don't wait for symptoms, often there may be none until the infection is advanced. Practice safe sex from now on! ...Read more

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Gums burning is a sign of oral std?

Gums burning is a sign of oral std?

Burning gums: Burning gums can be caused by many things but i would suggest you see your dentist and perhaps get your teeth cleaned, which may totally take care of your symptoms! ...Read more

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Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Are sores a sign of oral cancer?

Of course: Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

40 years female, known diabetic, complaints of black discoloration patches over the tongue and buccal mucosa with oral ulcer. What is the diagnosis?

Needs evaluation: New onset lesions and discoloration need proper professional evaluation. Most often are benign changes related to systemic causes but only a full medical and dental evaluation can determine the etiology. A biopsy is also often necessary to make a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms a sign of more than likely?: white bumps in nose, sores in mouth; burning rectum

What are these symptoms a sign of more than likely?: white bumps in nose, sores in mouth; burning rectum

Diagnosis: There is no way to make a diagnosis on the internet. You are going to have to bite the bullet and see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a condition that is like hand, foot, and mouth disease like spots, but without mouth sores of fever?

What is a condition that is like hand, foot, and mouth disease like spots, but without mouth sores of fever?

A virus: You don"t have to have mouth sores to have hand foot and mouth. Many similar viruses during the summer can cause symptoms like him but the treatment is the same. Fluids rest and time. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

I'm 16 and a girl. The roof of my mouth is yellow, is this a symptom of sickness?

Needs checked out: Do you have any other discoloration of your skin, or eyes? Have your stools been very light or chalky colored or has your urine been dark? These could be related to jaundice. Excess vitamin a and carotenes can do this too. More likely at your age, a "yellowish" color inside mouth can be pallor related to iron deficiency anemia. Bottom line: you should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Are raised tastebuds a sign of oral cancer?

Are raised tastebuds a sign of oral cancer?

No: They can be raised for a host of reasons. If of concern please visit your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

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What are signs of oral cancer of the throat/tongue or a throat infection?

Quick growing lesion: Red white or red and white lesions that are fast growing, usually painful and do not go away over time. These are the ones to be worried about. A normal infection shuld go down within 2 weeks. Cancer is going to either get bigger or not go away. ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more