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What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

The ability to: Protrude ones tongue is a natural or normal phenomenon and doesn't indicate anything is wrong. The tongue is a muscle and can vary in thickness and length. Some people are able to protrude their tongues more than others which some are unablegto protrude at all (tongue-tied) due to the lingual frenum attachment placement which can be surgically corrected. ...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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What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

What kind of disease/condition causes involuntary tongue protrusion?

Habit or : It could be a habit you developed over time. If this is the case, a dentist can make an appliance to try to stop the habit. It could also be a neurological problem so for this i would recommend a neurologist and i would probably start there and rule out the medical end of things. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?

5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?

Have you had an MRI?: You should have a full neuro workup, including MRI of the spine and brain to rule out ms and other neuro lesions. Also consider emg. See a neurologist for a full workup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I go for running everyday 40 minutes. Should I breathe through nose or mouth or both. If I breath through mouth can it cause protrusion of teeth?

I go for running everyday 40 minutes. Should I breathe through nose or mouth or both. If I breath through mouth can it cause protrusion of teeth?

Protrusion: I'll leave th nose/mouth breathing question to my Sports Medicine colleagues. As far as mouth breathing causing dental protrusion, totally incorrect. Mouth breathing does NOT cause protrusion. ...Read more

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Cause of tongue pretrusion in. A toddler?

Cause of tongue pretrusion in. A toddler?

Breathing obstructio: Breathing may be difficult due to swelling in throat. I suggest a visit to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?

I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?

Tongue anatomy: It's probably normal anatomy but would have to be personally visualized in order to give you an accurate answer and confirm my suspicion. ...Read more

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On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?

On the bottom of my tongue where my veins are I have these tiny protrusions. There hard to see and there in the same spot on both sides. Is it normal?

Yes: The veins turn and have valves that help with flow. You may notice this on areas that are not covered with 'thick skin' the most including under your tongue. Totally normal. ...Read more

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I had braces with 4 extraction to address bimaxillary protrusion. I still have mild "fullness" in my mouth. Would my protrusion worsen without surgery?

I had braces with 4 extraction to address bimaxillary protrusion. I still have mild "fullness" in my mouth. Would my protrusion worsen without surgery?

I'm sorry: Not possible to diagnose your dento-facial relationships without a comprehensive examination. Was jaw surgery recommended before you started Orthodontic Treatment? If so, who made the decision to wait until after completion of Orthodontics to revisit possible need for surgery. Please seek consultation with both an Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral surgeon to review your needs. ...Read more

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Home remedy can I use on a 16 month old toddler with tongue pertrusion problem?

Home remedy can I use on a 16 month old toddler with tongue pertrusion problem?

Find cause: I suggest you find the cause. If it's a habit that's less troubling than if its a physical cause like a breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

YOU HAVE A BACKACHE: From a combination of a disk and arthritic spurs, causing pressure on the cord and the nearby nerve(s) producing spinal stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal (trapping the nerves and the cord). Most likely resulting in back pain and leg pain/numbness/tingling in the leg or feet. Urinary/bowel symptoms may be present as well. See your orthopod/spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can disk protrusions cause as much pain and problems as disk herniations?

Yes many may use-: -the word interchangeably. Best to see an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in spine. ...Read more

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What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora

What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora

Spine: That many falls is very significant. Pressure on your spinal cord could be a reason. There are others, as well. I suggest u see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can minimal disc protrusion cause burning in the neck?

Can minimal disc protrusion cause burning in the neck?

Potentially: Yes, they can cause similar symptoms. They also can be associated with arthritic degeneration in the facet joints in the back of the neck which can also cause symptoms like that. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Can cervical broad disc protrusion effacing the thecal sac cause lesions above the protruding disc?

Can cervical broad disc protrusion effacing the thecal sac cause lesions above the protruding disc?

No-A disc protrusion: at one level of the spine will not create problems in adjacent areas. However, it's not at all uncommon to have abnormalities at more than one vertebral level. Aging, arthritis, injuries and other issues can cause multilevel disk abnormalities. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Depends : The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps..Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a far right lateral disc protrusion at c7/t1 encroaching the neural foramen and why clinical correlation suggested?

What can cause a far right lateral disc protrusion at c7/t1 encroaching the neural foramen and why clinical correlation suggested?

This is medical ....: ...speak. A radiologist who R often specialized in neuo-radiology reads an MR & only reports 2 the provider. A far lateral disk protrusion is usually closed by some trauma, @ times just a sneeze. Clinical correlation means the provider should determine if this is the cause of symptoms U may have. If not, no problem, but a far lat effects the nerve root above where 1 would usually C. ...Read more

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What causes the usual protrusion of the lower belly?

What causes the usual protrusion of the lower belly?

Fat: Abdominal fat or weak abdominal muscles are the two major reasons. Abdominal obesity must be treated aggressively by lifestyle modifications, ad it may lead to metabolic syndrome. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Can left 3 mm disk protrusion and annular tear, cause rt buttock pain for past 2 yrs?

Can left 3 mm disk protrusion and annular tear, cause rt buttock pain for past 2 yrs?

Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause of your right sided pain. If you do not have any right sided disc protrusion, then your pain may arise from another cause such as your si joint, facet joint, a trigger point, etc. See your physician for further discussion. ...Read more

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