Doctor insights on: Tip of tongue twitching

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I've tongue twitches every days since 1.5 month. Normal neuro exam and clean EMG 1 month after the onset. I'm a 28 y-o man. Could it be bulbar ALS?

I've tongue twitches every days since 1.5 month. Normal neuro exam and clean EMG 1 month after the onset. I'm a 28 y-o man. Could it be bulbar ALS?

Movement disorder: If you had tongue weakness with fasciculations, that might be worrisome, but your twitches are far more benign. These kinds of movements might be seen from medication, such as tardive dyskinesia, or even secondary to dental issues. ...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


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I've tongue twitches since 01/2015. Several clean neuro exams, 2 clean EMG (02 : limbs and tongue, 05 : tongue). Just a multiplet after speaking. ALS?

I've tongue twitches since 01/2015. Several clean neuro exams, 2 clean EMG (02 : limbs and tongue, 05 : tongue). Just a multiplet after speaking. ALS?

No BUT....: By all means gear up for the August 2015 Ice Bucket Challenge that the ALS Foundation of America is going to hold again. But in your case tongue twitches with normal neurological exams and no abnormal EMG's cannot be ALS...not here...not in France...and not even on PLANET ALS....if such a planet existed. ...Read more

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I could feel my tip of tongue jolting every now again is it twitching or spasms?

Spasms: If you are not having trouble speaking at the time of these symptoms, it is doubtful that you're having significant tongue muscle spasms. These symptoms may simply be due to an irritable nerve or muscle fibers, but if they continue start with an examination by your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Had emg of left arm and right leg yesterday, showed no abnormalities. I been twitching for 4 years. Would emg have shown anything if I had bulbar als. The twitch is on the tip of tongue and happens after flexed or touched. Blood work, thyroid normal.?

Had emg of left arm and right leg yesterday, showed no abnormalities. I been twitching for 4 years. Would emg have shown anything if I had bulbar als. The twitch is on the tip of tongue and happens after flexed or touched. Blood work, thyroid normal.?

Not bulbar ALS: If you had bulbar ALS, it would be obvious after 4 years. Many folks have these benign fasciculations. The best way I know to stop being preoccupied with trivial non-symptoms is to embrace high-level wellness. You're 28, young enough to be an Olympic champion. Really push your body in your favorite sport and resistance / aerobic training, eat like an athlete, and have a body you truly ENJOY. ...Read more

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Causes for tip of tongue to be numb?

Causes for tip of tongue to be numb?

Numbness: A long standing numbness anywhere in the mouth if
its long standing is not a good sign. Do not wait
see an oral surgeon for
evaluation asap. It could be a serious sign of something wrong. ...Read more

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Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Not usually: The tip of the tongue is not a common site for herpes. You need an exam by a dentist, oral surgeon or physician to have a diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I have a little white bump on the tip of tongue. What could it be?

I have a little white bump on the tip of tongue. What could it be?

Irritation fibroma: From my experience this is usually a result of irritation. This being said it is always good to have this evaluated by an oral surgeon. Any form of irritation can be premalignant. ...Read more

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I've got enlarged taste buds on tip of tongue, mid tongue, what do I do?

I've got enlarged taste buds on tip of tongue, mid tongue, what do I do?

Probably Vitamin B: Take some vitamin b complex, in particular Folic Acid and niacin. Wait about 3 to 7 days. If symptoms resolve, it was a vitamin deficiency.If they don't resolve the rinse with benedryl for 3 min 3 x's a day. If still no resolution go and seek a dentist highly trained in oral medicine. ...Read more

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A small raised white spot on right side tip of tongue not painful been there for months what does it mean?

A small raised white spot on right side tip of tongue not painful been there for months what does it mean?

Show us picture pls: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Small, white, painless bump on tip of tongue. What is this?

White bump: There are several possible diagnoses for this, and even though clinical impression is very useful in differentiating a diagnosis, the only definitive way to detrmine exactly what something is would be to biopsy the lesion. Some other useful information would be how long it has been there, are there any habits that may irritate the area and cause a fibrous callous thype area... ...Read more

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Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur. Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Weird sores on tip of tongue and is always discolored-white. Pic http://imgur. Com/xfxv8ji. Help?

Tongue picture: It is tough to say what the cause is without seeing it first hand, however, a picture is said to be worth a thousand words. The picture appears like classical benign migratory glossitis or geographic tongue which can be symptomatic in many people burning, stinging. The patches on the tongue usually move around and won't be in the same place the next time a pic is taken. This is one DX from the pic. ...Read more

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I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple every time & very painful. I've tried everything, help?

I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple every time & very painful. I've tried everything, help?

Prob herpes: These may be herpes type a--there is an oral prescription your doctor can prescribe for you. Try daily yogurt with probacteria too--may help. ...Read more

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I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple as well & are very painful. I've tried everything, help?

I get painful bumps "lie bumps" on tip of tongue every few weeks for years now. They multiple as well & are very painful. I've tried everything, help?

Sore Tongue bumps: A chronic reappearance of tongue sores suggests a food allergy. Nuts /spices/ dairy are some of the culprits.
See your DDS first to rule out dentistry as the problem.
Then go to an allergist to be tested. ...Read more

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Can the salty taste on tip of tongue be from constantly l licking my bottom gums?

Could be: There are natural minerals/salts that are on our skin and can be excreated in saliva and sweat. If you lick your skin it will have a salty flavor to it. ...Read more

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What does flat red spot on tip of tongue mean? Its painless and had it for 3weeks im worried.

Difficult to say: It is impossible to make a DX in this format on spots.
If this persists it would be best to see your DR and get it checked. ...Read more

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I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

I have red spots on tip of tongue. No pain and no issues. Had for a few weeks now since noticed. Is it an issue?

Could be normal but.: This can be a normal issue with the tongue- may be caused by spicy foods, drinks, meds... But if in doubt, I would see a dentist now while the spots are present ...Read more

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Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots tip of tongue. No pain no nothing. Bright red spots on tip of tongue. What are they? Should I worry about them?

Red spots on tongue: May be inflammed taste buds. Doubt infection since they are painless and no other symptoms. You may have also accidentally burned them with hot coffee or tea. Salt water gargles - 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 4 oz warm water - gargle and spit out might help. Good luck ...Read more

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Tip of tongue normal but towards the back is light green dentist said nothing serious but won't go away with tongue scraper no other symptoms?

Green tongue: Light green is not a normal color for the tongue (unless temporarily stained from green food, liquid or snack. See an Oral Surgeon if your own dentist can't give you a better explanation as to cause and what, if anything, to do. ...Read more

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Helllo Dr. I have a red spotted tip of my tongue that has little red sores and is just in tip of tongue it seems to be causing slight splitting.??

Wait: May be irritated from eating certain foods. Wait. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more