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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Macroglossia

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Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Primary care, then..: Other doctors such as a rheumatologist and endocrinologist can help look for medical causes of tongue enlargement. If surgery is needed, the ENT (Head and Neck) surgeons are the ones who treat macroglossia. Reasons for surgery include airway obstruction, speech difficulties, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and cosmetics. The procedure is usually called partial glossectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Large Tongue (Definition)

A "large" tongue is one that cannot be easily kepp inside the mouth with lips closed. It is important to differentitate between a tongue that is truly large and one that protrudes form the mouth because of poor muscle control. A true large tongue is often associated with tooth and jaw deformity. Tongues may be large due to tumors, vascular malformations, overgrowth ...Read more


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If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

If have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be treatment?

No.: Common causes of tongue thrust include allergies, enlarged tonsils/adenoids, thumb/finger sucking, or a tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth. Heredity, neurological and/or muscular problems may contribute. Have an ENT physician evaluate this and then move toward occupational/physical therapy resources if surgery is not for you. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on large tongue?

Possibly but not ...: Not necessarily. Lisps have to do with tongue positioning when making certain sounds. Lisps can occur in the absence of a large tongue. See a speech language pathologist for evaluation of cause and possible correction. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on my large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Can I blame my lisp on long large tongue?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. ...Read more

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Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Can a large tongue cause a lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more

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Does a large tongue cause you to lisp?

Yes: If you have a large tongue, it sometimes will have motility problems and may interfere with normal speech. Speech therapy may still help. ...Read more