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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you. ...Read more

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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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Waking up with a nasty tongue cramp, sort of under the tongue? Few times now

Waking up with a nasty tongue cramp, sort of under the tongue? Few times now

Tongue spasms: Often gets better on its own and goes away. However, the cramp is not a disease, it is actually a symptom of another problem or condition. See your dentist or PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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My Tongue cramped 1y ago for 2weeks. Neur. Tests and MRI was ok. Now, the symptom is back. It cramps sev. Times a day. No other symptoms. HELP!

My Tongue cramped 1y ago for 2weeks. Neur. Tests and MRI was ok. Now, the symptom is back. It cramps sev. Times a day. No other symptoms. HELP!

Dystonia: Acute dystonic reactions involving the tongue can be brought on by certain medications. An evaluation of your medication is needed. There are medications used to treat this condition. I recommend a trial of benztropine (cogentin) or diphenhydramine (benadryl) or both. Klonopin (clonazepam) may also help. Need to also make sure your electrolytes are normal with blood test. Consider botulinum toxin if no better. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up having sever cramps in my back muscles and I couldn't breath or move for 30 mints.& now am having granules in the ventral tongue?

Unrelated: The back spasm will not cause any tongue problems. Unless you bite your tongue, took medication or are very dehydrated. ...Read more

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Do swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps indicate kidney failure?

Do swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps indicate kidney failure?

No: Tongue swelling nor muscle cramps indicate renal disease. Renal disease may be present if you have swelling in your legs, have a decrease in appetite or see a decrease in urination. ...Read more

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Is it true that swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps signs of kidney failure?

Is it true that swelling of the tongue and muscle cramps signs of kidney failure?

See below: Not likely, sound more like a allergic reaction, and possible electrolyte disorder. It is possible some kidney disorders cause electrolyte disturbances which lead to muscle cramps. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with degenerative mixed sensory peripheral neuropathy. Is tongue pain/cramp a normal part of this disease's progression?

I have been diagnosed with degenerative mixed sensory peripheral neuropathy. Is tongue pain/cramp a normal part of this disease's progression?

Possible: The pain is possible, the cramping is an unusual complaint for a tongue problem. However the the tongue has similar sensory nerves as other areas of your body and you could be having these symptoms because of your primary problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it, stool is black?

Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it, stool is black?

May be G.I. Bleeding: If you are taking any iron preparation, stop it.
If stools are still black, you need to see your doctor to investigate the problem. ...Read more

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Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it and stool is black. What's wrong with me?

Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, cramps, top of tongue is turning black, vomit has acid in it and stool is black. What's wrong with me?

See MD: If stools are true jet black and not on medications, that may be indication upper GI tract bleeding. This needs md evaluation right away or go to er. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son has been getting painful cramps in his hands and feet and occasionally his tongue. He has brittle asthma, nephrotic syndrome and is on a lot of medication, I've looked at the side effects but they do not mention cramps as one of them.

My 12 year old son has been getting painful cramps in his hands and feet and occasionally his tongue. He has brittle asthma, nephrotic syndrome and is on a lot of medication, I've looked at the side effects but they do not mention cramps as one of them.

Mgt/workup: The use of bronchovdilators may be associated in particular with potassium level decrease, and this in turn can cause muscular spasm. I would suggest have a metabolic panel blood test with electrolytes, Calcium, Magnesium, BUN and CRT levels. ...Read more

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Tongue cramp down the left side of my tongue. Pain spreads into my jaw and throat and makes it hard to swallow. Normally comes on at night.

Tongue cramps: Muscle cramping is often a result of nutritional deficiency of potassium. This, on its own may be the problem but add to this heavy use of the muscle, possibly chewing gum, lots of talking, etc., can be the cause. First think about how you may be over using that muscle. Next, and only if you can tolerate this food, try a banana or two, like one am, and one pm. If condition persists, see your md. ...Read more

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Metalic taste in my mouth and stomach cramps.

Metalic taste in my mouth and stomach cramps.

Medications?: This sounds like a medication side effect. Having you started any new medications or antibiotics? ...Read more

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I've been having pink spotting on and off for a week, a strange taste in my mouth and terrible cramps. I'm midway through my cycle. Pregnant?

I've been having pink spotting on and off for a week, a strange taste in my mouth and terrible cramps. I'm midway through my cycle. Pregnant?

Not likely: If you are on your period now it is high unlikely you are pregnant. If you are curious though then check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have been having nausea really bad where I can't eat I lost 8 pounds ready been very tired I've had a bad taste in my mouth like metal an small cramp?

I have been having nausea really bad where I can't eat I lost 8 pounds ready been very tired I've had a bad taste in my mouth like metal an small cramp?

See physician: With loss of weight and nausea should see physician for examination and testing to determine cause. Sometimes related to reflux and gastritis which can be treated medically. Other causes can be more serious and need further workup. ...Read more

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Hi I have sour taste In my mouth, feeling nausea and have cramps in my stomach?

Hi I have sour taste In my mouth, feeling nausea and have cramps in my stomach?

Nonspecific: This symptom complex is not specific to a single diagnosis. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if you're worried. Also, ask if a GI consultation is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If I have bad headaches, mouth aches, nausea, and simi cramps, could I be pregnant?

If I have bad headaches, mouth aches, nausea, and simi cramps, could I be pregnant?

Yes: The only way to know would be to do a home pregnancy test and that should tell you. Pregnancy is hallmarked by missed menstrual period in the first place, so if you have the above symptoms but didn't miss a period, your chances are not that big. ...Read more

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I have been getting dull cramps in the bottom of my belly with head aches and a sickly taste in my mouth?

I have been getting dull cramps in the bottom of my belly with head aches and a sickly taste in my mouth?

Acid Reflux?: You may be having symptoms of acid reflux. Common symptoms of acid reflux include chest discomfort, salty, bitter, brackish taste in the mouth, difficulty swallowing. Unfortunately, most patients will wait 1 to 3 years before seeing a doctor. Most patients will also take over-the-counter medications and do not seek medical help. About 36% of people in the United States have acid reflux. ...Read more

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I have been getting dull cramps in the bottom of my belly with head aches and a sickly taste in my mouth its been like this for nearly 2weeks now?

I have been getting dull cramps in the bottom of my belly with head aches and a sickly taste in my mouth its been like this for nearly 2weeks now?

Sinus infection?: You may have a sinus infection if the taste is foul or there is drainage down the back of your throat. Alternatively it could be acid reflux if the taste is bitter / sour. See your doctor for a check up ...Read more

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Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Pregnant?: There are many reasons for cramps and a bad taste in your mouth. If you think you may be pregnant then take a pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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I've had eight faint positives and last couple of weeks I've had bloating light cramps lower back aches nausea and a metal taste​ in my mouth?

I've had eight faint positives and last couple of weeks I've had bloating light cramps lower back aches nausea and a metal taste​ in my mouth?

Advise eval: Hi
Sorry hear you have been suffering from health problems. With as many symptoms you've been having, I think you require an in person evaluation from a local physician. Fainting spells and nausea are difficult symptoms to diagnose and require a much longer discussion than we can provide on the public HealthTap forum. Hope you can get seen soon ...Read more

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My gf says she had abdominal cramps and it got severe the day before her period. It was 10 days early and she is having a weird taste in her mouth.

My gf says she had abdominal cramps and it got severe the day before her period. It was 10 days early and she is having a weird taste in her mouth.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. Consider seeing a dentist for the weird taste in mouth. ...Read more

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Can you have cramps or spasms in your side jaw muscles? I was yawning and felt a sharp cramp for second while mouth open, no pain oranything following

Can you have cramps or spasms in your side jaw muscles? I was yawning and felt a sharp cramp for second while mouth open, no pain oranything following

Muscle cramp: Any muscle can be susceptible to a "cramp", if recurrent a physical exam and some blood tests might be indicated ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, nausea, some diahrrea and dry mouth. What could this be?

Stomach cramps, nausea, some diahrrea and dry mouth. What could this be?

Maybe side effects..: What you are describing sounds like some common side effects of otc medicines. Do you take advil (ibuprofen)? This can cause xerostomia (dry mouth). Do you take tylenol (acetaminophen)? This can also cause dry mouth as well as nausea and stomach/digestive issues. Please see your physician to help you manage your meds if you are taking pain killers unsupervised. ...Read more

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Wonder what taste in my mouth taste funny. And alot stomach cramps. Had early period last week?

Wonder what taste in my mouth taste funny. And alot stomach cramps. Had early period last week?

Stomach cramps: Coupled with a funny taste in your mouth may be a sign of gastroephageal reflux, commonly known as GERD. Refux can usually be treated with dietary change or over the counter medication. ...Read more

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When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

Muscle spasm!: You may well have problems related to grinding your teeth while sleeping and therefore making you more prone to this type of muscle spasm! Should prob talk with your dentist about this! ...Read more

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Water infection, sore boobs, metalic taste in mouth, bloating and cramps. Are any of these issues related?

Water infection, sore boobs, metalic taste in mouth, bloating and cramps. Are any of these issues related?

See below: Difficult to answer without other history, eg are you on any medications
could be side effects of mediactions apart from bladder infection which is unrelated
by water infection I presume you are talking about bladder infection, and that should not have bearing on the other symptoms. ...Read more