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How Do You Know If You Have Leukoplakia

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Is it possible to know when hairy leukoplakia appears when somebody is HIV+ ?Thanks....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You can usually tell if someone has hairy leukoplakia by its characteristic appearance: a white, furry plaque most often seen on the sides of the tongue that cannot be scraped off.... Read more »

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hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me how long it takes from the first presentation of hairy leukoplakia to the time it becomes very distinct? Weeks, months, years?

Also, does it become more and less visible on a daily basis? Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if anyone out there has or has had hairy leukoplakia on their tongue? If so, how long did it take from when you first noticed it as a very small white to to being all the way down the side of your tongue.

Secondly, how was it... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know when hairy leukoplakia appears if someone gets infected ? - The back of my tongue is white and,after having seen a doctor, he told me that it was not a fungal infection.
Thank you for the answer, I am very scary.

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