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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Tongue Protrusion (Overview)

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What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
10 Doctors shared insights

Tongue Protrusion (Overview)

Tongue protruding from mouth


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What are the main causes of tongue protrusion?

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

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What kind of disease/condition causes 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

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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.?

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.?

Have you had an MRI?: You should have a full neuro workup, including MRI of the spine and brain to rule out ms and other neuro lesions. Also consider emg. See a neurologist for a full workup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?

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

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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?

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

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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 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

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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?

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?

Protrusion: I'll leave th nose/mouth breathing question to my Sports Medicine colleagues. As far as mouth breathing causing dental protrusion, totally incorrect. Mouth breathing does NOT cause protrusion. ...Read more

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Cause of tongue pretrusion in. A toddler?

Cause of tongue pretrusion in. A toddler?

Breathing obstructio: Breathing may be difficult due to swelling in throat. I suggest a visit to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Home remedy can I use on a 16 month old toddler with tongue pertrusion problem?

Home remedy can I use on a 16 month old toddler with tongue pertrusion problem?

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

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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

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

Possible Infection: The late swelling coupled with difficulty opening your mouth could represent a postoperative infection. You should return to your dentist and/or surgeon for evaluation and any recommended treatment (antibiotic and/or incision and drainage of the infected area). ...Read more

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Posterior disc protrusion at lumbar4?

Posterior disc protrusion at lumbar4?

It is a Herniation: By definition a disc protrusion is a herniated disk. ...Read more

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Do all hernias produce protrusions or bumps?

Do all hernias produce protrusions or bumps?

No they do not: While protrusions and bumps are often a common sign of a hernia they do not always occur. A hernia is a tear in the wall of the abdominal muscle. Depending on the location and size of the tear some of the underlying fat and/or portion of the intestine may poke through, this is what causes a bump. If nothing poke through the tear then you will not have a bump, but still have a hernia. ...Read more

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What are the treatment plans for a c5-6 herniation/protrusion?

What are the treatment plans for a c5-6 herniation/protrusion?

Physical therapy: For neck, shoulder, or arm pain related to the disc problem, physical therapy is the best initial choice. Most people with this problem do not end up requiring an epidural injection or surgery. An MRI scan is not usually needed unless physical therapy fails to provide good improvement. Ultimately your healthcare provider needs to decide the sequence of treatment depending on symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between central disc protrusion and bilateral sciatica?

Is there a difference between central disc protrusion and bilateral sciatica?

A large central-: -protrusion can effect both R & L nerve roots leading 2 bilateral sciatica. Also it depends on how large your boney canal & the level of the protruding disk. ...Read more

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What is a t8-9 2mm left paracentral disk protrusion with slight deformity of the ventral thecal sac?

What is a t8-9 2mm left paracentral disk protrusion with slight deformity of the ventral thecal sac?

Herniated Disc: The ventral thecal sac is the front side of the thecal sac, which is a membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and some cerebrospinal fluid. A disk protrusion may cause the sac to deform in shape. This is due to a herniated disc. Neurologic symptoms may occur if the spinal cord is impinged upon. ...Read more

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I have multiple disc protrusion have doc aug20 what is my outcome also have L-4-5-S-1 DISCECTEMY FUSION?

Difficult to answer: Difficult to answer your question. Don't really know what to address - pain, weakness, mobility, range of movement, etc. Please re-phrase your question so that a more specific answer can be provided. ...Read more

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Which sport is safer for people with protrusion discs? Cycling or mountaineering? Are they both dangrous? What's your suggestion?

Which sport is safer for people with protrusion discs? Cycling or mountaineering? Are they both dangrous? What's your suggestion?

Back pain: Both sports can work on your core which helps to strengthen the spine. If certain maneuvers in climbing or certain bicycles types aggravate the back pain then make adjustments. ...Read more

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I have a protrusion at the lower base of my vaginal entrance. I think it is this which makes sex painful/uncomfortable. Any ideas?

I have a protrusion at the lower base of my vaginal entrance. I think it is this which makes sex painful/uncomfortable. Any ideas?

Gynecologist?: If you're having discomfort that's being caused by some tissue at the vaginal opening, it's a good idea to be examined by a gynecologist. It's possible that there is something treatable. ...Read more

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I am suffering from disc protrusion at c5-6 and c6-7 it is extremely painful with both my shoulders extremely stiff. Please suggest?

I am suffering from disc protrusion at c5-6 and c6-7 it is extremely painful with both my shoulders extremely stiff. Please suggest?

Cervical Disk: 60-70% of cervical disk herniations will improve to a tolerable or complete relief of pain with time. Pain will resolve in the first 8 weeks for many patients. Rest, nonsteroidal medications, and physical therapy is the first line of treatment. Steroid injections are an invasive treatment before surgical considerations. If weakness of the arm is present, surgery is more pressing. ...Read more

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What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum

What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum

Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal, "bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read more

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I had an MRI which showed some tears & some protrusions of discs on and some premature deterioration of more discs I'm 30. Is surgery my only option?

I had an MRI which showed some tears & some protrusions of discs on and some premature deterioration of more discs I'm 30. Is surgery my only option?

No,: You don't necessarily need surgery based solely on those findings, unless one or more disc protrusions are large and symptomatic. Your findings are in the spectrum of degenerative disc disease, initial conservative non surgical management is probably appropriate, but you should see a spine specialist for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

YOU HAVE A BACKACHE: From a combination of a disk and arthritic spurs, causing pressure on the cord and the nearby nerve (s) producing spinal stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal (trapping the nerves and the cord). Most likely resulting in back pain and leg pain/numbness/tingling in the leg or feet.
Urinary/bowel symptoms may be present as well.
See your orthopod/spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can disk protrusions cause as much pain and problems as disk herniations?

Yes many may use-: -the word interchangeably. Best to see an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in spine. ...Read more

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What is a broad based disc protrusion?

What is a broad based disc protrusion?

Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk. ...Read more

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What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance ...Read more

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How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Take it easy: Most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and if symptoms persist surgery is an option. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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