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Mouth Lesion Biopsy
Had a biopsy of a lesion on the hard palate, doc said results were vascular malformation, lesion came back n mouth after healing, should I be concern?
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I have vaginal HPV that came from my husband. I now have a lesion in my mouth that needs biopsy. Is it likely I now have HPV in my mouth?
Possibly: HPV can certainly be located in the oral cavity (although with a much lower frequency than the genital region) and is associated with an increased risk of throat and oral cancer but it would be very unlikely to show up at your age. A swab of your mouth and throat can be sent and tested for HPV if you would like to know for sure.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can a black spot in the upper mouth be smokers melonsis or something worse? I am a smoker. Getting biopsy sep 28 but nervous till that time.
Biopsy will answer: Your concern is understandable, but your doctor decided to go for biopsy since physical examination did not provide a satisfactory answer. I trust that you are trying to quit smoking, since risk of disease increases with increasing time of use of tobacco. Please keep your appointment and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy says well differentiated infiltrating scc at the angle of the mouth depth of invation is 4mm no lvi or pni found staging t2n0m0 what treatment?
Granuloma at the angle of mouth was operated after biopsy we found out that it was scc how should we go ahead with the treatment
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My dentist is having me see a oral surgen for a biopsy in a few weeks. Said that malonmia in the mouth is very slim to none. Is this true?
Yes: There is a list of entities that can cause blue pigmentation in the mouth. It is true that melanoma in the mouth is rare. It is best to see an oral surgeon who can do an exam, take a thorough history and determine if a biopsy is needed. Just for piece of mind you might decide to do the biopsy should she or he recommend it as well. Don't get worked up about it until you see the specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How come the dr. Did not tell me about the intesetinal metapasia in the stomach that the biopsies showed stillhave a sour taste in mouth with gerd?
Communication is key: So often patients are informed but don't hear or remember what they are told. If in doubt, ask! if not satisfied with your physician, find someone with whom you're more comfortable. All of us doctors want the best for our patients. Regarding your issue with gerd, happy to answer more specifically if you can share additional info about the extent of your disease ; what treatment(s) you've tried. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more