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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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Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Side effects of meds: The symptoms you describe could be side effects from the medications you are taking. Talk with your Doctor as he can adjust your medication or add a side effect medication if lowering or changing it, is not appropriate. It is more related to blocking other receptors that are present in areas not intended to be treated, (that is why is called side effect!). ...Read more

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Stiffness in one side of jaw for a week now & slight pain when I yawn or open mouth wide, never happened before, cause for concern? What could it be?

Stiffness in one side of jaw for a week now & slight pain when I yawn or open mouth wide, never happened before, cause for concern? What could it be?

Tmj dysfunction: Your jaw joint is called "temporal mandibular joint" and it can have problems. That could cause the symptoms that you describe. When you stretch the joint the muscles hurt. You can also have an infection in the salivary gland that sits over this joint. It is called the parotid gland. Dental work, grinding at night, or malocclusion can increase risk. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling to your mouth, legs, and feet? I have been feeling a pain in the middle of my back to with some stiffness early in the morning

What can cause tingling to your mouth, legs, and feet? I have been feeling a pain in the middle of my back to with some stiffness early in the morning

Not a whole lot.....: ....will cause your symptoms in the MOUTH, legs, and feet all at once. Paresthesias can occur in and around the mouth during migraine heaaches but then, tingling and what not usually occurs in the fingers and toes...not generally lower extremities only. You need to be examined to see if the back pain ties to the feet. It for sure ain't gonna tie to the mouth. Good luck. ...Read more

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21yo female. Nervousness feeling in stomach better by eating. Funny taste in mouth and dry mouth. Now stiffness feeling in knees after sitting.

21yo female. Nervousness feeling in stomach better by eating. Funny taste in mouth and dry mouth. Now stiffness feeling in knees after sitting.

See doctor: As described I can't give you a diagnosis of anything that sounds mortally wrong with you. Sitting for any length of time will give anybody stiff knees...so that doesn't seem to be terribly important. As far as the funny taste in the mouth the first question to ask is how is your dental hygiene and are you a smoker? You on any new medication? Dry mouth and nervousness go together as well. ...Read more

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How common is jaw soreness and stiffness after wisdom tooth extraction? I'm having my wisdom tooth extracted in a few weeks. A friend could hardly open her mouth for over a week after she had hers out. How likely is it this will happen to me? .

How common is jaw soreness and stiffness after wisdom tooth extraction? I'm having my wisdom tooth extracted in a few weeks. A friend could hardly open her mouth for over a week after she had hers out. How likely is it this will happen to me? .

Different strokes: Some people have more extensive surgery than others. That's like saying 2 people, both with broken legs, have different rx...One has a walking cast, the other a cast from toes to hip. Your oral surgeon will go over pain management instructions with you. Follow those instructions to the letter and you should be ok. Hope you do better than your friend. ...Read more

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My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?

My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?

Autoimmune disease: You probably have an autoimmune disease that does not meet criteria fully for diagnosis. With time, criteria may be met and a diagnosis may br given. If you are getting better with treatment, then a formal diagnosis is not critical. ...Read more

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After using alcohol free mouthwash, tongue feels numb and stiff? Not whole tongue, just the tip and only with alcohol free wash. Tongue is pierced btw

After using alcohol free mouthwash, tongue feels numb and stiff? Not whole tongue, just the tip and only with alcohol free wash. Tongue is pierced btw

Remove Piercing!: First, I have to say, as cool as tongue piercing may be to you now...It is a wrecking ball to your mouth! The damage, even with a 'soft rubber ball', is staggering. It causes gum loss, broken/fractured teeth, and is a direct portal of germs to your bloodstream. As far as the mouthwash, does anything else cause that phenomenon, or just the mouthwash? Just take it out, you will thank me later. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, I can barely bend it, its very stiff. What could be the reason, possible STD?

My tongue hurts, I can barely bend it, its very stiff. What could be the reason, possible STD?

Sore tongue: There are several things that can cause a tongue to be sore so see a dentist or oral surgeon about your tongue. If you are concerned about being exposed and getting an STD then see an MD and get this checked. ...Read more

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I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

I got a sudden headache/pain on left back side of head. The left side of my tongue/mouth started feeling weird & stiff neck. I have an AVM & migraines?

Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see your PCP or your neurologist for eval. ...Read more

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On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?

On top of a sore throat, struggling to swollow & stiff neck my tongue is now white at the back. What is this?

White tongue: MAY be from Thrush, a yeast infection. Difficulty swallowing MAY be more serious. Please see your doctor to diagnose what is happening and provide help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Started With Sores On My Tongue- Losing My Voice- High Fever 103.5 Tynenol Brought It To 102.6 My Neck Is Stiff Sore Weak With Bad Headache Causes? ?

Started With Sores On My Tongue- Losing My Voice- High Fever 103.5 Tynenol Brought It To 102.6 My Neck Is Stiff Sore Weak With Bad Headache Causes? ?

Aseptic meningitis: Headaches and stiff neck could be symptoms of meningitis. There are actually many forms of meningitis- the bacterial forms being the most worrisome. Given the tongue sores and the laryngitis I suspect a virus, but I would still recommend you go to an ER or doctor now to be evaluated properly. True Tylenol (acetaminophen) will bring down a fever but it's only a BandAid and it sounds like you need real treatment. ...Read more

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Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Unilateral tongue sx: Key issue is how long this has been going on. Most likely at your age, the symptoms are related to a localized infectious process, perhaps a peritonsillar abscess, with an immune reaction leading the tongue and other lymphoid tissue to respond, close off your tubes, enlarge nodes in your neck and even along your tongue. If persistent, go for exam. Oral cancer rare @22, but not impossible w. HPV ...Read more

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5days ago I gave a blow job & now I started feeling sick bones are sore, stiff neck, fever, sore throat, shaking, sweating at night, bumps on tongue. Culture showed strep. Can it really be hiv? Or of it was hiv the culture wouldn't show strep

5days ago I gave a blow job & now I started feeling sick bones are sore, stiff neck, fever, sore throat, shaking, sweating at night, bumps on tongue. Culture showed strep. Can it really be hiv? Or of it was hiv the culture wouldn't show strep

HIV vs Strep: HIV RNA, Rapid antibody test – would likely not give a positive for HIV within 5 days of contact. A culture that is positive for strep means that the bacteria was actually grown out. That means that it was not HIV that was grown. You can be tested separately for HIV. ...Read more

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When I wake up my jaw feels stiff and it takes a few hours for it to loosen up enough for me to able to open my mouth properly, its hard to eat. HELP?

When I wake up my jaw feels stiff and it takes a few hours for it to loosen up enough for me to able to open my mouth properly, its hard to eat. HELP?

Bruxism: You may clench or grind your teeth during sleep contributing to the jaw pain. Find a ENT doctor and see if that is true and you can get a device that prevents this from happening. ...Read more

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What could cause a stiff jaw with difficulty moving the mouth and forming words properly, resulting in a clutter?

What could cause a stiff jaw with difficulty moving the mouth and forming words properly, resulting in a clutter?

TMJ disorders: Jaw stiffness, difficulty moving the jaw as well as trouble with speech can be different symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. Consult an orofacial pain specialist (you can find one on http://aaop. Org/content. Aspx? Page_id=2720&club_id=508439. ...Read more

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Ex-chain smoker, diagnosed with Leucoplakia. Cannot open mouth completely, doc says tissues are stiff (fibrose). Treatment? How to prevent progress?

Ex-chain smoker, diagnosed with Leucoplakia. Cannot open mouth completely, doc says tissues are stiff (fibrose). Treatment? How to prevent progress?

Surgical Treatment: There is no medical treatment effective in treating leukoplakia. If eliminating the source of irritation (smoking, alcohol) is ineffective, the lesion may need to be surgically removed. See an oral surgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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My mother has lost of taste in mouth and her left side of face is numb and stiff. Should she go to the emergency room?

My mother has lost of taste in mouth and her left side of face is numb and stiff. Should she go to the emergency room?

Yes: An older adult who quickly has half of her face become "stiff" as in not moving, should go to the emergency room to be evaluated for a stroke (which can need immediate treatment). The safest way to go is by ambulance. If it turns out not to be a stroke, she can still get treatment started for whatever condition she has. ...Read more

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I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth. What could be the cause of this?

I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth. What could be the cause of this?

MD and DDS: I suggest you consult with a physician regarding the migraines and stiff neck. Regarding the metallic taste, some medications can cause this. You should also see a dentist as there may be some dental issues as well. ...Read more

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I have milk layer in mouth, body pain, stiff neck, some times tingling feeling in body, no fever or cough for almost 1 month. Any suggestions?

I have milk layer in mouth, body pain, stiff neck, some times tingling feeling in body, no fever or cough for almost 1 month. Any suggestions?

Does not sound good: The "milk layer" in your mouth suggests thrush (fungus) and this is not a good sign in adult unless specific cause is known such as recent antibiotic and/or steroid/inhaler use etc. Immunosuppressive state such as HIV is a cause of concern. Since you have symptoms for about 1 month now, it is time to consult doc to find out what is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more