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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No.: A large tongue does not mean down syndrome. Lots of normal people have large tongues. Believe it or not, people with Down syndrome don't have large ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
50 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not inside mouth: A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience in Dentistry
large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience in Dentistry
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "cand ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Of course you can!: Don't let yourself suffer like this. The infection that you experienceD, is not caused by the chicken. It is caused by bacteria. Therefore, if you pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Taste buds: Small bumps on tongue diffusely are normal taste buds. See ENT if you are very bothered by this!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priti Patel
29 years experience in Dentistry
If you are sensitive: If you are sensitive to particular ingredient in mouth wash then you get bump on tongue, immediately rinse with plenty of water and do not use same pr ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: White tongue may be a buildup of bacteria on your tongue. The waste from the bacteria can cause bad breath.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sore mouth: Aphthous ulcers or an infection, herpetic stomatitis, are common possibilities.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Her ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
37 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
Speech therapy : Best bet, so see your doctor for a referral. Your doc will also help to rule out other contributing factors.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: It is hard to answer that without seeing the person as we often have distorted perceptions of our own bodies. Turners syndrome is a possibility...If y ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas V. Dembski
40 years experience in Dentistry
No: While both situations involve the tongue, they do not appear to be related. Fissured tongue is an anatomic variant. Geographic tongue involves desqu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal variant: Tongue shape and color can change constantly throughout day based on your stress level diet activity etc according to traditional Chinese Medicine. Yo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience in Dentistry
Have it Examined: It would be best to have a dentist examine the lump on the gums.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probable aphthous ul: An aphthous ulcer is shallow with a central whitish depression with red rim and usually occur on the mouth lining not attached to bony mouth structure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hmm: Really need to see but it could be something like thrush or other oral dermatitis is it painful or not???
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