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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Tongue Protrusion (Definition)

Tongue protrusion is where a person sticks his tongue out. This can be an involuntary side effect ...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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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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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 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 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 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