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What causes a lisp?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Lisp

The cause of a lisp can vary.
In some instances, the cause is physiological, and the patient has some sort of deformity or medical condition which causes a lisp. For example, a child with swollen adenoids may tend to lisp, as will people who have recurring stuffy noses. Also, a lisp can be formed when the tongue is bruised or swollen. People with underbites, overbites and/or large tongues.

In brief: Lisp

The cause of a lisp can vary.
In some instances, the cause is physiological, and the patient has some sort of deformity or medical condition which causes a lisp. For example, a child with swollen adenoids may tend to lisp, as will people who have recurring stuffy noses. Also, a lisp can be formed when the tongue is bruised or swollen. People with underbites, overbites and/or large tongues.
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