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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain Under Tongue Muscles

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Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder.
It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms. Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue.
In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

Medication?: Did you start taking anything new before this started? If so, you can try Diphenhydramine and see if that helps. You should contact whoever gave you the medication about stopping it. ...Read more

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What causes my tongue, jaw, and fingers to go numb and those muscles to stop working the moment I lie down or stand up from a sitting position?

What causes my tongue, jaw, and fingers to go numb and those muscles to stop working the moment I lie down or stand up from a sitting position?

Autonomic: Dysfunction. It sounds like you may have some sort of autonomic dysfunction. The Autonomic nervous system provides the connection between your brain and your internal organs. Yours appears to be not working well. See a neurologist. Also check this link.
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/autonomic-dysfunction#Overview1 ...Read more

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I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

Traumatic injury: Is the most common cause of tongue pain. Use mouth rinses to relieve pain, avoid spicy food, tobacco and alcohol. Tongue soreness usually resolves within a few days. However, if this condition does not subside in a week, See a dentist or physician for help. ...Read more

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Pin prick feeling on tongue and face. Blurry painful eye. Sore muscles in legs. What could be the cause?

Seek help: Could be an inflammatory condition with iritis, myositis, and neuropathy sxs of the face. Definitely need to be seen by a physician soon. May need a CPK, sed rate, CRP and MRI of the brain. It sounds like you need to be seen right away. A flurry painful eye can be acute glaucoma, infection, among other urgent conditions. Please seek help in the urgent care or ED if not improving. ...Read more

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Could zpak or hard cough cause red bump in roof of mouth and pain in tongue? My tongue feels like a muscle pulled since last night and the bump sore.

Could zpak or hard cough cause red bump in roof of mouth and pain in tongue? My tongue feels like a muscle pulled since last night and the bump sore.

Zpack no, cough yes: The red bump on the roof of the mouth and pain in tongue is more due to the hard cough than the zpack. If this continues I'd go back to the dentist to have it evaluated. No worries.

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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Do muscle relaxers cause dry mouth?

Do muscle relaxers cause dry mouth?

Dry Mouth: Many medications can cause drying of the mucous membranes, including the mouth. Many people react in different ways to medications. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms on one side of your face? Only one side around eye, mouth and cheek.

What causes muscle spasms on one side of your face? Only one side around eye, mouth and cheek.

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is contraction of one side of the face. It can be due to irritation of the facial nerve due to a blood vessel but can also be due to other central nerve system disorders. It is treated with Botox injections or sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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I have been on a statin drug for 7 days now and have developed muscle twitching around my mouth and eyebrow is this caused by this drug?

Possibly: But muscle pain or myalgias are the more commonly reported muscle side effect. Discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Have TMJ that radiates down to my neck and causes a spasm in neck muscles. DDS said I can get mouth guard at pharm. Should I see ortho or OTC splints?

Have TMJ that radiates down to my neck and causes a spasm in neck muscles. DDS said I can get mouth guard at pharm. Should I see ortho or OTC splints?

OTC Guard: I'm not a fan of OTC mouthguards... they never fit correctly and are not really adjustable. If your dentist is not comfortable treating TMJ issues with a custom bruxism guard, then it's time to seek a second opinion. Consult with an orthodontist who can advise you if any malocclusion is contributing to your TMJ issues. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen jaw muscle that has cause some sort of swelling towards the back corner of my mouth towards the molars. I am scared it may be?

I think I have a swollen jaw muscle that has cause some sort of swelling towards the back corner of my mouth towards the molars. I am scared it may be?

See a dentist: If you have facial swelling of the cheek that you notice when looking in the mirror, it would be very important to see a dentist to evaluate for an infection/abscess. There may or may not be pain associated with the tooth, but likely will also be associated with tooth pain in the mouth. Alternatively, it may be a tight muscle from bruxism but that is less likely from your description. See a dr. ...Read more

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I've had a left eye twitch for about 1.5 months and now the muscles around my mouth on that side of my face twitch too. What's the cause?

I've had a left eye twitch for about 1.5 months and now the muscles around my mouth on that side of my face twitch too. What's the cause?

Stress: Usually, facial muscle spasms are due to some stressor. However, certain medications can also cause twitching of facial muscles. Since you did not list any medications, try using a warm compress on your face and practice some stress relieving activities like yoga, exercise, or meditation. If no change, see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever I lie down I have these constant sometimes intense muscle movements: mouth, jaw, lower abdomen, and legs. What causes this?

Whenever I lie down I have these constant sometimes intense muscle movements: mouth, jaw, lower abdomen, and legs. What causes this?

That's a poser: Depends on how long you've had it. If it came on before the age of 25, it's idiopathic or familial. If it's recent e.g. 3 months, I don't know. I must confess I've never heard of positional nonkinesigenic dyskinesias if that's what your movements are; can't quite tell from your post. If it's recent you should see your doctor. Could be a basal ganglia lesion of some kind (speculating only here). ...Read more

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Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?

Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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For three years I have been experiencing various muscle movements in my body caused by anxiety, depression, and stress. They occur in my mouth, jaw, stomach, lower abdomen, and legs. The leg movements are particularly painful. These movements are const

For three years I have been experiencing various muscle movements in my body caused by anxiety, depression, and stress. They occur in my mouth, jaw, stomach, lower abdomen, and legs. The leg movements are particularly painful. These movements are const

Have you ruled out: Restless legs syndrome, Parkinson's disease, MS or other neurodegenerative disorders? If this is a case of anxiety/depression, you have some very strong somatic symptoms--more than most. You can treat these by meds and/or relaxation-response psychotherapy, but you need a medical/psychological assessment first. This symptom cluster calls for a visit to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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The muscle in my neck and tongue hurts why?

The muscle in my neck and tongue hurts why?

Strain: Sounds like a TMJ strain that can send pain to the neck and oral cavity. See your dentist for an evaluation and if that is not the issue then check with your md. ...Read more

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In what way can the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle affect the tongue?

Sternocleidomastoid: It doesn't affect the tongue at all. It is connected to the mastoid process behind the ear and goes to the clavicle. It does not impact tongue motion. The tongue itself is mainly a muscle called the genioglossus. Many other muscles impact the motion of the tongue. ...Read more

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My tongue feels tired and the muscle in my neck also?

My tongue feels tired and the muscle in my neck also?

What is the question: If your tongue feels tired then stop talking. You have many muscles in your neck so I cannot answer this. Perhaps you just sprained your neck or twisted it. Give it a few days. ...Read more

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I have tingling pain in muscles with burning sensation they come and go all over the body left side of tongue have a burning sensation too?

Mystery Sensations: The tongue can be inflamed and result in a condition called glossitis. The causes are varied and include nutrition deficiencies and allergies among other causes.

Burning pain and paresthesias can signify a neurologic condition and are best evaluated in-person by a physician or neurologist who can full evaluate. ...Read more

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Tip of tongue seems to quiver / tremble / shake when it is stuck out. Only happens depending on much force/muscle is put into doing it. Is this normal?

Tip of tongue seems to quiver / tremble / shake when it is stuck out. Only happens depending on much force/muscle is put into doing it. Is this normal?

Yes this is normal: The only reason you're noticing it so much is because you're looking at it in the mirror....Well, at least I hope you're getting all that detailed information by looking at it in the mirror and not just by sticking it out far enough in front of your face that you can see it straight on or something! LOL.....no worries...you don't have ALS....or any cranial neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain in my tongue. No noticeable sores or spots, but a sensation like knotting of the muscle and shooting pins pain if I put pressure like biting down gently in that area.

I have been experiencing pain in my tongue. No noticeable sores or spots, but a sensation like knotting of the muscle and shooting pins pain if I put pressure like biting down gently in that area.

Neuralgia: This sounds like a neuralgia but to rule out other possible dental problems, see your dentist first. If no dental problems are seen, you will be referred to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can slurred speech due to weak tongue muscle be cured by hypnosis?

Can slurred speech due to weak tongue muscle be cured by hypnosis?

Very unlikely: Although hypnosis can be valuable in some conditions weak musculature can not be strengthened with hypnosis. ...Read more

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Can muscle knots in the neck be linked tightness in the same side of the tongue?

Can muscle knots in the neck be linked tightness in the same side of the tongue?

Neck and tongue: There are several possible connections here. If the "knots" are swollen lymph nodes due to infection, that could affect the tongue. The Hypoglossal nerve runs down into the neck and back to the tongue, affecting muscle movement of the tongue. The close proximity of tongue to neck can make any discomfort in one, affect the other. ...Read more

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Does fasciculations in ALS come and go, or are they constant until the muscle dies? I have tongue fasciculations.

Does fasciculations in ALS come and go, or are they constant until the muscle dies? I have tongue fasciculations.

Fasciculations?: The muscles don't die. In ALS, cell death occurs in the nervous system. Did you diagnose yourself with tongue fasciculations or did a doctor? Not all fasciculations are a sign of ALS (MND in the UK). If you're concerned (not inappropriate), get worked up. Swedish neurologists are considered among the best in their field worldwide. P.S. Are you sure it's not the Abilify (aripiprazole)? ...Read more

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The left side of my tongue is in so much pain. But it's as if the muscles are sore, not my whole tongue. I haven't noticed any sores.

The left side of my tongue is in so much pain. But it's as if the muscles are sore, not my whole tongue. I haven't noticed any sores.

Sore tongue: You need to see an otolaryngologist, dentist, or oral surgeon to assess things. Not enough information given to guide you further. Get checked out. ...Read more

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My chorus teacher thinks I have cricothyroid muscle problems Bc of an upper range loss. I also have a crooked tongue. Could they be related?

My chorus teacher thinks I have cricothyroid muscle problems Bc of an upper range loss. I also have a crooked tongue. Could they be related?

Probably: NOT but a visit to an Ear Nose and Throat speciialist seems "in order"
BTW you may just be having continued "range change" after puberty!!!!
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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I get severe pain in my tongue and mouth I yawn hard. I have also had odd pain my muscles when flex.

I get severe pain in my tongue and mouth I yawn hard. I have also had odd pain my muscles when flex.

Get checked: Get checked by a neurologist. Most likely there is some toxin or pathogen affecting the tongue and TM joints when you yawn. Also check the patency of the cranial nerves innervating the tongue. Rule out Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up having sever cramps in my back muscles and I couldn't breath or move for 30 mints.& now am having granules in the ventral tongue?

Yesterday I woke up having sever cramps in my back muscles and I couldn't breath or move for 30 mints.& now am having granules in the ventral tongue?

Unrelated: The back spasm will not cause any tongue problems. Unless you bite your tongue, took medication or are very dehydrated. ...Read more

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Do swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps indicate kidney failure?

Do swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps indicate kidney failure?

No: Tongue swelling nor muscle cramps indicate renal disease. Renal disease may be present if you have swelling in your legs, have a decrease in appetite or see a decrease in urination. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more