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What is cervical leukoplakia and leukoplasia?

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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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), ...Read more


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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

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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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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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It is about leukoplakia(or ain) in perianal zone which i was diagnosed after biopsy. Is surgery the only option even though the "white area" is small?

It is about leukoplakia(or ain) in perianal zone which i was diagnosed after biopsy. Is surgery the only option even though the "white area" is small?

Leukoplakia: It depends on the presence of atypia in the leukoplakia. If there's dysplasia or atypia which means potential for malignancy, then it needs to be removed. Otherwise, consult with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leukoplakia?

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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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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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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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