Leukoplakia

What is Leukoplakia?

Leukoplakia is a condition where thickened white patches form in the mouth. Unlike the whitened areas of thrush, or fungal infection, these cannot be scraped off. Leukoplakia usually isn't dangerous, but it can sometimes be important. Although most leukoplakia patches are noncancerous (benign), some show early signs of cancer. Sometimes cancer occurs adjacent to a patch of leukoplakia.

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I have this one soar spot in the side of my throat and theres a small white patch on the soar area, just kind of wondering if it could be something...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query,

1. Your Leukoplakia (white patches on the side of the throat) are most probably related to smokeless tobacco use.
2....

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I have what looks like leukoplakia in the very beginginning stages on my throat one spot on each side of the back of my throat and one on my right...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

Leukoplakia has always been and still continues to be a precancerous lesion.

I understand your concern. As there could...

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I have white patches on my gums from last 6 months they are painless and remain same in sizes. my dentist advised me to stop smoking and take...

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query,
White patches (leukoplakia) is a pre cancerous condition.
your dentist has advised correctly, alcohol and smoking...

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