Oral Lichen Planus

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I have this yukky chronic problem. Anyone else know anything about it? I just found out about it last week.

    I also had to have a biopsy...just in case it's oral cancer and not lichen planus but I know it's unlikely. Doesn't stop me from wondering, being high strung.

    I can't find anyone who had experience with this. Nobody even knows about it. Anyone here have experience or know someone? You can get it anywhere, but mine is in my cheek. I thought I was biting my cheek in my sleep. Guess not.
  2. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Pam, husband has this. He's not worried.
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Really? Would you be kind enough to tell me if he a biopsy and was told there is a very small chance it could become csncerous? Thank you so very much. You really helped me.
  4. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    SWOT, a good friend of mine has lichen planus in her genital area. She has never been warned that it could turn cancerous. She is treated with cortisone products for flares and it seems to come and go. Breakouts in completely new areas of that region do have to be biopsied, though. She has had surgery a few times because in her case, the condition, due to its location, tends to interfere with the functions of that area.

    As long as you follow doctors' orders and your doctor keeps and eye on the area, you should do just fine.

    Hope you are not in pain.

  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks, GN
    I thought I was biting my cheek in my sleep. During flare ups it can be hard to eat.
    I always make sure I get good healthcare.
  6. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Pam, sorry I didn't see this sooner. I will ask him tomorrow.
  7. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

  8. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks. They are just watching n it now. They did ask me if I smoked, but I never had.