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Warning Signs Of Leukoplakia

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Leukoplakia signs and symptoms...

Hello Doctor,First off, thank you for providing an invaluable source of information for a such a diverse group of people. I am interested in knowing what Oral Leukoplakia symptoms are. Currently, I believe I am HIV neg, but I have not tested yet....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) is a non-removable, white, corrugated or "hairy" lesion seen on the lateral margin of the tongue. OHL HL is usually asymptomatic (not painful), although patients occasionally complain of its appearance or... Read more »

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Signs of Oral Hairy Leukoplakia - PLEASE HELP

Posted by anxious_TT, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I am a worried male from UK & would greatly appreciate your help.

I had protected sex with an individual of unknown sexual status in 2007 October. I decided to get a test 1 year after this incident due to the fear of HIV. I tested... 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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The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing.
I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by... 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 »