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Do I have cancer due to use of tobacco? Why is mouth irritated?

Dear Doctor, I was a gutka ( tobacco) user for more than 18 years and left before 3 years . It was good for me earlier and now for more than six months I am not able to open my mouth more than one inch wide. I suspect I am affected by cancer and ind idgestive system also i have so many problems now. My jaws are aching and I feel very irritated often in inside mouth. What is the next step i can do with simple test to findout and what is the treatment to open my mouth immediatly, atleast to give me some confidence. Kindly help me. I am from south of India.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hi, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das
firstly, the disease you are suffering from is most probably, diffuse sclerosis of oral mucosa.
But the disease must have to be confirmed by doing biopsy from oral mucosa.
So, you have to go to any dentist or oral surgeon. then go for biopsy test which will confirm what you really have.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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