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Doctor insights on: Tongue Spasm

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What's smooth tongue from?

What's smooth tongue from?

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 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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Can tongue tension cause a tight throat?

Can tongue tension cause a tight throat?

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 more

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What causes tongue thrust?

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

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Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Can a tongue ulcer cause tongue cancer?

Not really: Tongue ulcers do not turn into cancers but they may be cancers to begin with. ...Read more

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Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?

Can a cut/bruise at back of tongue cause swollen neck and pain swallowing/yawning? Like muscle spasm or affect swallowing glands?

Swelling: Having a cut or bruise at the back of the tongue can be serious, especially if you are presenting with ongoing symptoms. I suggest that you visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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Does geographic tongue usually turn into a fissured tongue?

Does geographic tongue usually  turn into a fissured tongue?

No: While both situations involve the tongue, they do not appear to be related. Fissured tongue is an anatomic variant. Geographic tongue involves desquamation or surface sloughing of the top layer of the tongue. ...Read more

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What causes esophagus spasms??

What causes esophagus spasms??

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and lead to a possible treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

Can ranitidine cause a sore tongue dry mouth an tongue to swell?

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 more

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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?

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?

Anxiety: Anxiety may be the underlying cause, a contributing factor, or a symptom. Please see a doctor to sort out the causes so that you can get the proper treatment. This problem should not be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

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 more

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Can being choked cause Cricopharyngeal spasm?

Can being choked cause Cricopharyngeal spasm?

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

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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

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I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

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 more

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