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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 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 - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Poz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »

does this look like OHL? (oral hairy leukoplakia?)

Posted by neveragain90, 1 Reply
hey guys so even though i've had a negative oraquick at 4.5 months post exposure I'm sitll very anxious about the way the sides of my tongue looks. Here's what it looks like when the bright LED is shining on it. You can't see the slight white marks... Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia - i hate Google! lol

Posted by pringles
Hey I feel kind of stupid for even asking this as I feel I'm only worried because FREAKIN Google'ing symptoms but I am so worried I have to. I noticed a small white patch on the side of the tongue, right near the back, it is pretty small and its... Read more »
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Thrush, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, & the tongue

I'm confused about Oral Hairy Leukoplakia, Thursh, and the tongue.Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia occur during seroconversion?Does thrush affect the tongue?Thanks for your committment to providing us with help!...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
To my knowledge, Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) does not occur during seroconversion, but is a manifestation seen later in HIV disease. Thrush, or candidiasis can and does effect the tongue in two different ways:Erythematous candidiasis, which... Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

I was just diag'd hiv pos. I think I have hairy leukoplakia. I am worried that this may indicate a late stage diag. of hiv. Is this true or can be an early sign as well?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The key here is not to try and figure out the degree of disease progression by self-diagnosis of the oral cavity. Whereas you may be correct that you have oral hairy leukoplakia, this may in part, be due to your present viral load as opposed to your... Read more »

DIFFERENCE IN COATED TONGUE AND THRUSH AND LEUKOPLAKIA

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THRUSH,LEUKOPLAKIA AND COATED TONGUE...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
This is a very broad question and I am going to take the easy way out and refer you to the following URL: http://www.hivdent.org/oralm/oralmanhiv.htmwhich contains the information you need.There are several pictures of thrush (pseudomembranous... Read more »

oral hairy leukoplakia or oral ulcer??

Hi doctor...I have been fairly worried after a lowish risk encounter.About the month after the encounter I got what felt like a tiny absolutely painless pimple on the inside of my cheek. It was gone within a day. About 3 days later I got the exact...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
What you have described does not sound with like Oral Hairy Leukoplakia (OHL) or an oral ulcer. OHL presents as a white, corrugated lesion on the lateral border of the tongue which will not wipe away. Oral ulcers or aphthous ulcers usually present... Read more »
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