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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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What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Painless lumps are somewhat more worrisome than painful ones, hence, see your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

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What could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

What are the more common causes of a swollen tongue?

Swollen tongue: By far the most common cause is an acute allergic reaction (called "angioedema"). This is usually painless but may interfere with breathing. Other causes include infection (glossitis), benign tumors (neurofibromas), vitamin deficiency, underactive thyroid, infiltrative diseases (eg. Amyloidosis), and certain very rare congenital causes (beckwith-weideman syndrome). ...Read more

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What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

Maybe fibrocystic: Some women have lumpy breasts, especially painful in the premenstrual part of your cycle. http://tinyurl.com/4doxzfm it can be part of pms. Tell your doctor you're having them, and follow over the month. If any lumps become hard and do not go away, you'll need to have it examined especially. Try avoiding caffeine, sugar and unhealthy fats. Evening primrose oil may help; heating pad too. ...Read more

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What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

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Tip of tongue suddenly soft/smooth. What could cause this sensation?

Tip of tongue suddenly soft/smooth. What could cause this sensation?

Needs to be seen: It's not what it could be, it's what it actually is. This would need to be personally seen by a dentist in order to know what, if anything, needs to be done. ...Read more

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What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

What are causes of spots at back of tongue and mouth?

Hard to tell: Without seeing your tongue it is hard to determine what is going on. It could be normal or some sort of condition needing treatment. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

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What causes big red sores on back of tongue and down throat? Very painful

Possible herpes: A herpes viral infection can cause these lesions. I recommend that you consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes swelling under the tongue?

What causes swelling under the tongue?

Salivary Gland: One possible cause is salivary gland blockage. Other causes are infections, cysts, and possible cancers. Have evaluated by health care provider. ...Read more

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Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Many reasons: Have an examination with a dentist. Someone with oral medicine experience would be a good bet. ...Read more

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Causes of cankers?

Canker Sores= Herpes: In general most of us in medicine are now calling canker sores herpes. Trying to destigmatize this common human condition so that appropriate treatment and a prevention plan can be made to keep you healthy and your loved ones protected. If you have not had a blood test for herpes please seek this out soon. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What causes swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Irritation: Mechanical irritation by hard, sharp foods, floss incident, any number of reasons could cause frenal inflammation. If calculus (tartar) build up is severe that may be cause as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

What kinds of infection cause swelling of the lingual frenulum?

Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read more

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What are common causes of throat pain?

What are common causes of throat pain?

3 most common: 3 most common are old, strep throat, tonsillitis. May require treatment. See MD for exam/treatment. If recurrent, you may need ENT exam/treatment. ...Read more

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What causes roof of mouth lacerations and bleeding?

What causes roof of mouth lacerations and bleeding?

Not normal: It could be a few things from pizza burns to some form of pathology. If it does not go away within a week or two, i would suggest a visit to a dentist or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What causes tongue swelling?

Many things: Dr. Kwok's answer is thorough. Keep in mind tongue swelling *can* be a life threatening problem if severe. If you have severe swelling, feel like you are having trouble breathing, call 911 or head to the er. If you take an ace-inhibitor (lisinopril or other -pril medicine) make sure you get this checked out asap as those medicines can cause a very rare but serious allergic reaction. ...Read more

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