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Leukoplakia (Overview)

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.


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What condition can cause leukoplakia is in your mouth and petechia on your tongue and lips?

What condition can cause leukoplakia is in your mouth and petechia on your tongue and lips?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia in an inflammatory cellular response related to the involved tissue being exposed to some caustic substance like smoke or chew. It may often return to normal if the harmful substance is stopped. It is a precancerous state. ...Read more

Leukoplakia (Overview)

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.


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If I have hairy leukoplakia does that mean I have hiv?

If I have hairy leukoplakia does that mean I have hiv?

No: No, but if you truly have oral hairy leukoplakia (and not just a white coated tongue), then you should be tested for hiv. Then again, everyone should be tested for hiv. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

What should I do to treat leukoplakia buccal mucosa?

Remove the cause: Leukoplakia is the white patch that will not wipe off, an indication of epithelial change or thickening. When turn to red, it becomes erythroplakia and then leads to acanthosis and carcinoma in situ. Smoking, excess alcohol that irritates the mucosa are some example of the cause. Remove the cause will definitely help. ...Read more

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I have leukoplakia. How can treat it?

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Non-smoker with leukoplakia in bucal mucosa. Never had before. Lasted 3 months, gone now. Treated with dental paste. Left 2 circular scars. Normal?

Non-smoker with leukoplakia in bucal mucosa. Never had before. Lasted 3 months, gone now. Treated with dental paste. Left 2 circular scars. Normal?

Oral Surgeon consult: Since we didn't see, diagnose or biopsy the site in question and since we can't know for sure what was in that "dental paste", the only thing that we can do is suggest that you see an oral surgeon for an evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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What is the cause, symptoms, and treatment for leukoplakia?

What is the cause, symptoms, and treatment for leukoplakia?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is a white patch that usually occurs in the mouth on the cheek or tongue. It usually occurs in response to an irritation, such as a rough tooth or ill-fitting denture, or to smoking or chewing tobacco.

Often times, removing the irritation or quitting smoking or chew will allow the white spot to disappear. Some leukoplakia is pre-cancerous and should be biopsied. ...Read more

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A leukoplakia hsa been found in my nouth before 4 week, So what treatment will help me but it is samll.

Leukoplakia: We don't know your age, medical history or social habits which precludes us from offering you relevant response. Most likely the treatment will include complete excision of the lesion and close follow up monitoring. You will also need to discontinue any and all nicotine use immediately. ...Read more

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What is cure if diagnosed with leukoplakia?

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Can you get sick from from leukoplakia?

Depends: Leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It has to be biopsied to make a definitive diagnosis and to know what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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What is leukoplakia?

What is leukoplakia?

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 more

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Is leukoplakia lethal?

Is leukoplakia lethal?

Not by itself: By itself leukoplakia is not lethal. In many cases it can lead to oral cancer which needs to be treated early and appropriately. Oral cancers can prove to be lethal down the road, especially if they recur or spread. ...Read more

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How common is leukoplakia?

How common is leukoplakia?

Pretty common: Leukoplakia means "white patch".This is a fairly common occurrence on the cheeks inside the mouth. There are many causes of leukoplakia, some serious and some not. If the leukoplakia comes and goes, it is probably benign. However, if it remains for a long time, or changes in appearance, this may be an indication of some disease process. See a dentist to have such areas evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I use on leukoplakia?

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How do I know I have leukoplakia?

How do I know I have leukoplakia?

White area: Any white are in the mouth is called leukoplakia. It can be benign or cancer. See a dentist for a biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do about leukoplakia?

What can I do about leukoplakia?

Biopsy: Leukoplakia means a white spot in the mouth. Have a dentist or oral surgeon look at it and review your medical history. It will be helpful if another doctor took previous pictures of the lesions with measurements. See a doctor and a biopsy probably will be performed. Make sure that the leukoplakia is documented with pictures and measurements. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia diagnosed usually?

White Patch: The term leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It is a clinical term and there are many things that can present as leukoplakia. The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to biopsy it. ...Read more

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I have leukoplakia. How can treat it?

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Can I get leukoplakia if I'm only 14?

Vety rare: Yes there is always a possibility. Usually chronic long term irritation or micro trauma along with other factors can be the cause. Please consult oral surgeon he is the right person to help you. Good luck ...Read more

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What are home remedies for leukoplakia?

What are home remedies for leukoplakia?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia can be caused by irritation from rough teeth, fillings, or crowns, or ill-fitting dentures, chronic smoking, pipe smoking, or other tobacco use, sun exposure to the lips, oral cancer-although rare, HIV or aids. The main treatment for leukoplakia involves removing the source of irritation or cause. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from from leukoplakia?

Depends: Leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It has to be biopsied to make a definitive diagnosis and to know what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Can you? Get sick from? From leukoplakia?

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What is cure if diagnosed with leukoplakia?

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What is the definition or description of: leukoplakia?

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 more

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Is leukoplakia deadly?

Is leukoplakia deadly?

Maybe: A disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medically insignificant but sometimes becoming malignant. A biopsy is necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is leukoplakia curable?

Is leukoplakia curable?

No: Leukoplakia is not a disease but a description of an affected area in your mouth. ...Read more

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What causes hairy leukoplakia?

What causes hairy leukoplakia?

Epstein-Barr virus: Hairy leukoplakia results from infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. ...Read more

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Does leukoplakia turn cancerous?

Does leukoplakia turn cancerous?

It might.: Leukoplakia is usually non-cancerous, but studies show that 5-25% of the time leukoplakias are premalignant. Meaning if not treated they could turn cancerous.

Therefore a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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How can oral leukoplakia be cured?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is white patches in the mouth on the cheeks or tongue. It is often caused by irritation from rough fillings or ill-fitting dentures. It is also caused by chewing tobacco and snuff.
Removeal of the irritation will usually cause the patches to disappear. However, they should be biopsied because they may be the start of oral cancer and need to be treated as such. ...Read more

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How can bladder leukoplakia be cured?

How can bladder leukoplakia be cured?

Bladder leukoplakia: This is an issue you would need to discuss with your urologist ...Read more

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What are leukoplakia and erythroplakia?

What are leukoplakia and erythroplakia?

Clinical terms: They are not a true diagnosis. They are clinical terms that mean a red (erythro) or white (leuko) patch. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of leukoplakia?

What are some early signs of leukoplakia?

A White Patch: Leukoplakia encompasses a group of diseases. It is characterized by a white patch or or plaque that cannot be rubbed of the mucosa. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral leukoplakia?

What are the symptoms of oral leukoplakia?

Thanks for asking!: Leukoplakia is a general term given to a white looking patch in the mouth. You cannot make a definitive diagnosis without a biopsy. Many oral lesions may look white but have different microscopic diagnoses. Most leukoplakia do not cause symptoms. However if they are symptomatic a biopsy may be indicated. You should consult an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a hairy leukoplakia?

How can I tell if I have a hairy leukoplakia?

Oral Medicine Dentis: Hairy leukoplakia is associated with advanced hiv, but is rarely seen now when patients are treated with anti-retroviral therapy. Oral candida, with white patches on the tongue and oral mucosa, as a similar appearance, but can be scraped off. Dry mouth can lead to white hairy tongue. A number of other lesions have white appearances and should be evaluated by a qualified dentist. ...Read more

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Can oral leukoplakia be wiped or scrapped off?

Can oral leukoplakia be wiped or scrapped off?

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

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Help! What can be causing my hairy leukoplakia?

Help! What can be causing my hairy leukoplakia?

Hairy Leukoplakia: Primary cause may be epstein-barr virus (ebv), although excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, chewing tobacco, chronic irritation, combination of these factors may play a role. I hope you are seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation, monitoring and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have leukoplakia or hairy leukoplakia?

Oral brush biopsy: Has been used as a screening modality before excisional biopsy. ...Read more