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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
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
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
Tongue: Tongue protruding from mouthGet a more detailed answer ›
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.?
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
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
Tongue: Best to see a neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Not off hand: I would, however, recommend that you see a neurologist. ...Read more
Grandma (88) has developed involuntary mouth movements - (tongue pushes out lower lip) from taking antipsychotics. Discontinue or lower dose?
Tardive dyskinesia: These movements in your grandma's mouth may be tardive dyskinesia, which is common in elderly women on antipsychotics like risperidone. It's very unfortunate, but reducing the dose may increase the movements at least temporarily. Please talk with her psychiatrist about this; assessing her psychotic symptoms is important in making therapeutic changes. I'm so sorry she's experiencing this. ...Read more
My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?
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
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?
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
I am experiencing some rather violent sensations in my chest, mouth, and head. Until recently, I was for three experiencing constant involuntary body movements in my legs, feet, abdomen, and mouth, but not in my head. A week ago I started taking Amantad
Side effect of: Amantadin perhapse. But true Seizure captivity needs to be ruled pit. Therefore you need to contact your neurologist as ap. ...Read more
I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs. Have anxiety & depress. Take med?
For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs. They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation.?
See Neurologist: Could be onset of a neurologic problem or side effects of medications or potentially a sleep problem albeit less likely. Were you ever on anti-psychotic medications? Usually these sort of side effects occur only if still taking certain types of meds, not if they have been stopped. However, a few rare cases have been reported to occur years later. ...Read more
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
Are some mild involuntary head and mouth movements normal in elderly, (89) or are they only caused by medications like Seroquel (quetiapine)?
Involuntary movement: Are likely extrapyramidal symptoms from effects anti psychotic medications. Have psychiatric / movement disorder specialist evaluation as other CNs conditions can lead to involuntary movement ...Read more
I have a semi hard round lump under my tongue behind my front back teeth. I can not see it it doesn’t protrude but I can feel it with tongue or finger any ideas on what this could be?
I am 21, I have lost 15kgs recently, now I have noticed nasolabial fold which makes my mouth to protrude, will gaining weight help?
Yes: It will help you to live a shorter life. ...Read more
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
No cure!: When a disc bulges, it can be normal or to the point of abnormal. There is a weakening of the sac that hold the "jelly" inside the disc. Neck strengthening exercises and therapy and unloading the neck from stress will help but once bulgin, I don't know if they "un-bulge". Bulging of a disc doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. If the bulging encroaches on a nerve, then you have one. ...Read more
What does it mean that I have a small focal disc protrusion in l3-l4 which indents the thecal sac?
Disc hernia and protrusion are the same? Back 5 years ago I have a small disc protrusion now I have a 7mm disc hernia
Disk herniation and disk protrusion are generalized terms for describing a disk displaced or sticking out of the disk space into the spinal canal. Disk protrusion may be used more specifically to describe a disk displacement when the height is less then the width. Since the terms for describing disk herniations vary from doctor to doctor and there is little consistency to how they are named the best way to determine if your disk has worsened if by radiologist or back surgeon directly comparing your MRI films.
For more information please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with a t6-7 disc protrusion with edema. Does this require surgery? No medication has helped so far.
T6-7 disc: NO - not every disc require surgery, least of all Thoracic discs. One never does surgery based on what the MRI shows alone. You need a full evaluation. There are many minimally invasive options that needs to be tried first before any surgical option is considered. Also do not forget the possibility of Stem Cells being used. ...Read more
Hi, my MRI test showed that I have a mild left paracentral protrusion and unconvertebral hypertrophy. Is it fixable? How? Thanks!
No: If the pictographic findings correlate with your symptoms and physical exam, then they may be treatable. Otherwise they are just pictures and could mean a thousand things. ...Read more
I have a corn like protrusion at the back of my pinky finger near the nail. I am not sure if it is a corn or not. And what should I do for it?
Diagnosis: Without knowing what the the lesion is - it would be hard to tell you how to best manage it. Consider evaluation for accurate assessment. ...Read more
I have moderately large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion. I need to undero surgery. Is it safe and is there any other method except for surgery?
Depends: Most important is to be sure you really need surgery. Do you have radiculopathy - pain down arm, weakness, numbness, loss of function or do you have myelopathy - numbness, clumsiness, hyperreflexia. In the absence of these you may not need surgery. Some patients will get better without surgery - need to get a feel for how acute is your clinical situation. ...Read more
I noticed a couple times after passing large stool that there is a small protrusion which retracts after maybe a minute. Is this reason to be worried?
Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you are probably dealing with a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid (which is of no reason to worry) however anorectal growths are also possible but less common. ...Read more