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Several causes: The technical term is atrophic glossitis or bald tongue. It is caused by the absence of papilla which are the small bumps that cover the tongue. Diabetes, anemia, celiac disease and certain nutritional deficiencies are common causes as are anti-cancer drugs. It can also be caused by an inherited nerve disorder called riley-day syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly ...: Anatomically, the muscle of the tongue due reach to the "back of the throat", so it is possible that tension(or increased tone) in the tongue or tongue spasms could cause some sense of throat tightness. But I would be careful about attributing throat tightness just to "tongue tension", as this could make you miss a more concerning problem responsible for your throat sensation. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tongue thrust: Many times this condition is caused by being tongue tied( the frenulum anchors the tongue to tightly to the floor of the mouth). The tongue can not reach the roof of the mouth (proper swollowing position) so the tongue thrusts forward durring swollowing. A simple frenectomy will usually cure this condition. ...Read more
Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?
Be sure of diagnosis: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can stretching mouth widely constatly cause soreness in upper mouth and jaw area? Mouth sore where maxillary jaw attaches to hard palate. :(
Neck spasm caused head to spasm, eyes to twitch lips to twitch cheeks to twitch. side of my head twitch all day long this caused an aniexty attack y?
Rare but could: You cannot grind teeth if your tongue is in between. But it is quite possible that you get your tongue caught and hurt when you are aggressively grinding. This would happen more often if you have any missing tooth, as a portion of tongue tends to slip out of position and get in the way. If you are asking this question because of sore tongue, make sure you have it checked, though. Important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spasm: If you are able to get on your computer to type this question, then I don't think your having cricopharyngeal spasm will be much of a problem. You need to contact your friendly police department ASAP about your being choked by someone(if that is what happened). ...Read more
Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?
Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
White coating on tongue, enlarged papillae on back of tongue, mouth feels raw/burns,sore throat, globus sensation, clogged ears, no fever?
I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?
GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer