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Mean Enlarged Tongue
Not much: I look at peoples mouths and tongues all day long and I've seen all types of tongues with all types of papilla. There is a huge variety of what is normal and as long as the tongue is not painful or in other ways bothering you there's nothing to worry about. ...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
Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no taste disorders or other abnormalities its more than likely a normal variant. ...Read more
You are normal: Be thankful. It sounds normal to me. Have it looked at and evaluated just to be sure or if you have any other questions. ...Read more
Macroglossia: This is the technical term for an enlarged tongue. Its cause is unknown. The baby may grow as it were around his/her own tongue. ...Read more
Probably nothing.: It probably doesn't mean anything, but there is such a thing as an "overgrowth syndrome" and the most common one is beckwith-wiedemann syndrome. There are usually other findings such as a large lower jaw, and some problems during the newborn period. ...Read more
On ultrasound my baby had enlarged tongue. I'm afraid to ask what that could mean. They weren't sure.?
Congenital macroglossia has many possible causes: down syndrome, gargoylism, muscle hypertrophy, gland hyperplasia, hemangiomas/lymhangiomas, trisomy 22, laband syndrome, lingual thyroid etc. And many more...If it were large enough of a concern, I am sure you would have been told. If you are curious, u should ask, but seemingly your doc was not concerned...
Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more
Enlarged tongue: The tongue is a very interesting organ. It's really nothing more than a large muscle. It tends to accommodate whatever space it is given. It's size is related to your teeth and your bite. Large tongues are usually caused by a large open bite, where the tongue fills the space between the teeth, or also by having no teeth (edentulous) to contain the tongue. It can be corrected surgically. ...Read more
Definition: A tongue that is larger than normal. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
What can cause slightly enlarged tongue with scalloping on edges? This is something I noticed about 2 weeks ago.
A few reasons: A few reasons: https://www. Braddurhamdmd. Com/what-does-scalloped-tongue-mean/Get a more detailed answer ›
See pedaitrician: Has the pediatrician seen your baby? If not, he is the first choice for evaluation and referral if needed. ...Read more
Took a food allergy test & nuts, it was negative. This means I can eat everything? Afraid of swollen tongue. All this fear? Never had swollen tongue!
Eat and enjoy: If your tests show no allergies then you do not have to worry about getting a swollen tongue. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Definition: Tongue swelling is swelling of the tongue. ...Read more
"after healing? ": Whet needed to heal. Please return to your treating dentist for evaluation. Probably easily resolved. ...Read more