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Laser treatment- what to expect #195660
01-30-2018 09:27 PM
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Hello everyone,

After some excellent suggestions from people on this board I went to see an ENT at a CCC and am scheduled to get a CO2 laser to remove mild-moderate dysplasia under my tongue. What should I expect from this? It's nothing compared to what most people here went through but I am still curious.

thanks!

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195692
02-06-2018 02:23 PM
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Update: operation was today. Choked on some blood lol. Dr took out another spot believed to be geographic tongue but just to be sure. Sore as hell now just waiting for my percocet.

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195695
02-06-2018 06:21 PM
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Wishing you a speedy recovery!!! I hope you are able to quickly get past the pain and get back on your feet soon. Ive been in your situation with having a tumor removed by laser. It was cauterized to prevent bleeding but boy did it hurt like heck the first couple days. Im kinda wimpy and dont deal very well with pain. I have no doubt you are much tougher than me.

Do you know if your doctors are testing what was removed? Im wondering since a second spot was also removed. Keep us posted when you are feeling better.

Be well!!!


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Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195696
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Hello! Yes they are testing what was removed since they didn't do the original biopsy. So welcome anxiety! Thanks for responding. 😉

Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195697
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Is CO2 laser an outpatient surgery?


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Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195698
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Yes it was done in a hospital. I was in there only a total of 4 hours.

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Wishing you a speedy recovery!


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Re: Laser treatment- what to expect [Re: jeff hornaevk] #195732
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Update: other lesions were nothing and the original one removed wasn't worth biopsying again- he said he got it all! Whoo hoo smile


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