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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


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Had a CT of neck after having issues with throat and tongue. Ct resulted in thickened area on tongue by lingual tonsil - what does this mean?

Had a CT of neck after having issues with throat and tongue.  Ct resulted in thickened area on tongue by lingual tonsil - what does this mean?

Tissue abnormality: All the ct did was identify an area of your tongue that is larger or thicker than expected. The next step would be to determine if this is causing yoir tongue/throat issues and to decide if a biopsy of the area is needed. A radiologist should read the ct and the area in question visualized if possible to see if the surface tissue looks abnormal. You will likely need to biopsy if it does. ...Read more

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In what way can the thyroid affect tongue movement?

In what way can the thyroid affect tongue movement?

Tongue: None that I know of unless you have a very high thyroid level. Check with your doctor. If it is not thyroid please see a gastroenterologist or an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. ...Read more

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I had the front and right side of thyroid removed 2 days ago the tip and side of my tongue is numb?

I had the front and right side of thyroid removed  2 days ago the tip and side of my tongue is numb?

Tongue numbness: That is most likely from the anesthesia breathing tube during the surgery, and not the surgery itself- it should pass. However you can sometimes get numbness/tingling occurring around the mouth as a result of low calcium levels after thyroid surgery- this is more common after a total thyroidectomy than a partial. Contact the surgeon to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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I have under active thyroid and taking levothyroxin. Lately my tongue and inside mouth are swelling - is there anything OTC which i can take for this?

I have under active thyroid and taking levothyroxin. Lately my tongue and inside mouth are swelling - is there anything OTC which i can take for this?

Need diagnosis: I assume your TSH is normal. Tongue and mouth swelling can be from meds especially ace inhibitors. Are you taking these? Angioneurotic edema is another cause and rarely can indicate lymphoma. Amyloidosis can cause tongue swelling. Suggest you see ENT or dentist. Severe hypothyroidism causes diffuse body swelling, myxedema, so it's possible from not enough levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see a change if your tongue was swollen i'm always scared mine will swell I have thyroid problems GERD and vitamin defficiancy?

Would you be able to see a change if your tongue was swollen i'm always scared mine will swell I have thyroid problems GERD and vitamin defficiancy?

Tongue swelling: Not a consequence of problems you stated. Get professional help. See endocrinologist for medication to control thyroid function. See gastroenterologist for rx to control gerd. See your gp or a nutritionist if lab tests show that you truly have a vitamin deficiency. Multiple problems requiring multiple solutions...Get help from the pros...You can't do this by yourself. ...Read more

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I noticed teeth like marks at the side of tongue.My thyroid levels are 4.6.I am taking 50,000U VitD.My belly looks bloated all the time.Any concern?

I noticed teeth like marks at the side of tongue.My thyroid levels are 4.6.I am taking 50,000U VitD.My belly looks bloated all the time.Any concern?

Tongue Scalloping: The scalloped tongue could be signs of many medical conditions like blood disorder, B12 deficiency, arthritis, sinus or digestive problems and teeth misalignment. Recent studies show that 90% of people with tongue scalloping suffer obstructive sleep apnea. See your PCP for consultation, tests and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the side of my tongue and a lump under the chin line. I had thyroid removed from cancer and I have a history of cancer. What could it be?

I have a white spot on the side of my tongue and a lump under the chin line. I had thyroid removed from cancer and I have a history of cancer. What could it be?

Agreed, : Agreed, you require and examination and possible biopsy to determine the nature of the lesions, especially since you have a history of a cancer. Make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule calcified within .

Dry mouth and dry blood on tongue and bloody phlegm . Can it be caused from thyroid nodule ? Have been diagnosed with a 1cm nodule  calcified within .

Not related: Thyroid calcifications will not bleed into the oral cavity. Dry mouth (and likely dry throat and nasal passages) will often result in blood from the gums or the delicate tissues of the nose. A bloody nose can reveal itself inwardly ("post-nasal drip") or externally when the nose is blown. Have your. ...Read more

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Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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My neck was swollen know it's going away but my tongue has spots like a strawberry should I be concern?

My neck was swollen know it's going away but my tongue has spots like a strawberry should I be concern?

See your physician: Spots like you are describing on the tongue can be caused by several different things--infection, disease, allergy, and others. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck and the spots on your tongue. While you report the swelling of your neck is getting better, please take my advice--see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have trouble with anxiety, but like its getting worse till my tongue and neck feels heavy what should I do?

I have trouble with anxiety,  but like its getting worse till my tongue and neck feels heavy what should I do?

Sedation dentistry: Sedation dentistry offers a way to combat the stress and not be totally out of it or asleep. ...Read more

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Could my pinched nerve in my neck and lower back be causing my tongue to believe like a snake?

Could my pinched nerve in my neck and lower back be causing my tongue to believe like a snake?

Unlikely: Do you mean you are experiencing involuntary movements of your tongue? If so, i doubt they are related to a pinched nerve in your neck or back. Please see a doctor for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Probably muscular: This well may be muscular discomfort but I recommend that you have an otolaryngologist examine your neck and advise you if any imaging studies are indicated. ...Read more

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Tongue elevtd like slide w dip in mid/flat at end/can eat/drink/sp<50%intellgble/grwn worse/sp path said thrpy not working/pn at neck base whn swallw?

Tongue elevtd like slide w dip in mid/flat at end/can eat/drink/sp<50%intellgble/grwn worse/sp path said thrpy not working/pn at neck base whn swallw?

Tongue: Not sure what your question is here, but pain and inability to swallow is not normal and should be evaluated by an oral surgeon, ent, or head and neck oncologist but please get it checked. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more