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Large Tongue (Overview)

A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth syndromes or storage diseases.


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Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

Large Tongue (Overview)

A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth syndromes or storage diseases.


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Does a large tongue mean downs?

Does a large tongue mean downs?

No.: A large tongue does not mean down syndrome. Lots of normal people have large tongues. Believe it or not, people with down syndrome don't have large tongues, they have small mouths! large tongue can be a part of other syndromes, but there are many other findings also. ...Read more

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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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Does a large tongue mean downs?

No.: A large tongue does not mean down syndrome. Lots of normal people have large tongues. Believe it or not, people with down syndrome don't have large tongues, they have small mouths! large tongue can be a part of other syndromes, but there are many other findings also. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: large tongue?

What is the definition or description of: large tongue?

Not inside mouth: A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth syndromes or storage diseases. ...Read more

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Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Does a large tongue cause you to lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Possibly but not ...: Not necessarily. Lisps have to do with tongue positioning when making certain sounds. Lisps can occur in the absence of a large tongue. See a speech language pathologist for evaluation of cause and possible correction. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on my large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor tells you that you have a large tongue?

Enlarged tongue: could be caused by a large number of medical problems and addressing the underlying condition is the usual treatment for macroglossia. ...Read more

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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Help! painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! constant worry?

Painful tongue: This could be a viral or a fungal infection. It is impossible to diagnose without a visual exam and additional information/medical history. See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son has a large bump "inside" his tongue. What is this caused from?

Should i be concerned if my son has a large bump "inside" his tongue. What is this caused from?

More info: Recommend a dental visit to diagnose as your question does not furnish enough information. ...Read more

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Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hard to answer: This is hard to tell without seeing them. There are some larger lumps at the back of the tongue that are normal. They are taste buds, There are also normal bumps on front of tongue called papillae. Look at some pictures of bumps on tongue on google and if yours do not look like this then see your doctor or dentist for exam. ...Read more

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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