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What is cervical leukoplakia?

What is cervical leukoplakia?

Cervical leukoplakia: Is a condition in which thick, white patches form on the cervix. It should be always biopsied to rule out high-grade CIN or malignancy. ...Read more

Leukoplakia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is cervical leukoplakia and leukoplasia?

White patches: Although your question refers to a gynecological condition of white patches on the cervix of the uterus, it should be mentioned that there is also oral leukoplakia, which shows as white patches on or under the tongue, or inside cheeks or lips. This can result from tobacco chewing or smoking, alcohol or some mouth rinses. It could become cancerous and should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Is leukoplakia of the cervix a transmitted disease of some sort. How does one get leukoplakia of the cervix?

Is leukoplakia of the cervix a transmitted disease of some sort. How does one get leukoplakia of the cervix?

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is just a whitish patch on the cervix visible the the eye. It can be caused by various things such as rubbing from a device in the vagina or from a viral infection with hpv. So yes, it can be sometimes caused by a transmitted disease but often it's not. A biopsy is the only way to be sure what is the cause. If pap smear is abnormal, this is the best way to figure it out. ...Read more

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Is leukoplakia of the cervix and HPV the same thing?

Is leukoplakia of the cervix and HPV the same thing?

No: Leukoplakia is a description not a diagnosis. Leukoplakia describes a white patch on a mucous membrane.Hpv is an infection caused by the human papilloma virus. One of the risks associated with hpv is an increase in developing cervical cancer. ...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?

Reference Site: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

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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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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?

Reference Site: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.

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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 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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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 the difference is in leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia?

What the difference is in leukoplakia & hairy leukoplakia?

Tongue lesions: Hairy leukoplakia is "hairy" in nature, caused by virus and has an underlying disease like hiv. It can not be rubbed off. Leukoplakia is a white lesion that can be many different things. The lesion should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Can leukoplakia be a cancer?

Can leukoplakia be a cancer?

Can be: Leukoplakia may be a precursor to cancer and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist is required. ...Read more

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Does leukoplakia always means hiv?

Does leukoplakia always means hiv?

No.: Some people with leukoplakia have hiv, but many patients with leukoplakia do not have hiv. Leukoplakia is not "specific for" HIV and can be seen in other clinical settings. If you are concerned that you or someone that you know might have hiv, then please get tested for hiv. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia similar to cancer?

How is leukoplakia similar to cancer?

Pre-cancer: Leukoplakia usually isn't dangerous, but it can sometimes be serious. A small percentage have precancerous cells or they may have cancerous cells mixed in or by the edges. If possible you want to remove cause (smoking, ill-fitting denture, broken tooth) and sometimes may biopsy to be safe, . A similarity is a change in the cell appearance under a microscope stained slide. From a healthy cell. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia related to cancer?

How is leukoplakia related to cancer?

It can sometimes: Be a precursor to cancer if chronic irritation of the tissue is allowed to exist. It should be checked visually on an annual basis and verified regularly with more definitive tests. ...Read more

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Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

See a dentist: Can't say without actually looking in your mouth. See your dentist to have the area evaluated. ...Read more

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What could the cause of my oral hairy leukoplakia?

What could the cause of my oral hairy leukoplakia?

Concerns: Oral hairy leukoplakia can be associated with the epstein-barr virus, and is a common finding in patients with hiv. The lateral border of the tongue affected most commonly. Have an HIV test. There are other "hairy tongue" diseases, so rule out oral cancer, yeast infection as well. ...Read more

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What are the early stages of oral hairy leukoplakia?

What are the early stages of oral hairy leukoplakia?

Hairy leukoplakia: Hairy leukoplakia is a white patch that develops on the tongue or inside of the mouth that cannot be wiped away. It is called "hairy" because it is fuzzy looking, having folds or ridges. It is often mistaken for oral thrush
hairy leukoplakia is usually seen in people with depressed immune systems such as hiv/aids. ...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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What is the average time for leukoplakia to form into cancer?

What is the average time for leukoplakia to form into cancer?

Need biopsy to tell!: Leukoplakia is a general term for any red lesion in the oral cavity. Although not all leukoplakia are cancerous, many cancers appear as leukoplakia on the surface. Some cancers are more aggressive than others, so there is no "set" time for leukoplakia to turn into cancer. These lesions should be checked by a dental professional sine early detection is very important in treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

Please help! What is the difference between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

Difference: Is LP is of unknown cause, has no cure/treatment, may resolve on its own or recur, can appear in or out of the mouth. Leukoplakia occurs in people who use tobacco products/alcohol. It can become cancerous 0-20% of the time although the majority do not become cancerous. It should be watched and biopsied when recommended. See your dentist regularly/ent. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

What is the difference in appearance between lichen planus and leukoplakia?

Diff can be serious: Lichen planus can be scraped off the mucosa, leukoplakia can not. Also sometimes leukoplakia can be pre malignant, much more serious lesion. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more