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What Are The 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 »

Worried about Hairy Leukoplakia

Dear Dr. Reznik:I am terrified that I have symptoms of HIV infection based on looking at your... Read more »

leukoplakia symptomatic of seroconversion?

Dr. Reznik,I may or may not have had exposure to HIV 7 weeks ago. i am now seeing what looks like... 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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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, 1 Reply
I developed hairy leukoplakia on one side of my tongue around chritmas time. It is still there. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long after you get this you have to go on meds. My t-cells were 450 in October. Vl undetectable w/o meds.... Read more »