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Tongue Abnormalities / Developmental Disturbances of the Tongue

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About Tongue

The tongue is an important organ that occupies a large area in the oral cavity covering the floor of the mouth. It is below the palate, and is surrounded by teeth on either side. Together with the palate, it performs the function of swallowing. It is rightly said that the tongue is a gateway to the esophagus.

A host of things can go wrong with the formation of the tongue, since it develops from multiple sources, rather than a single progenitor process. Most of the developmental disturbances of the tongue are related to its size and shape, though structural defects also exist.


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My daughter is just 4months old but i notice that from birth she is used to putting her tongue between her mouth.She is still doing it up till now.WHAT could be the cause and what can be done to correct it.
Tunji65 Saturday, October 29, 2011
my tongue has more black dots,is anything problem
siva_ Wednesday, September 7, 2011
i was looking up stuff for a friend and happened to notice that symptom. It was a thyroid condition, I think it was lingual thyroid.
margot Saturday, January 9, 2010
My 5 year old daughter appears to have another small tongue growing at the back of her throat. It is quite bizarre and i have never seen anything like it. It is right at the back and can only be seen when checking for a sore throat and opens her mouth very wide. Is it really a phenomenon as there is so little on the web.
lou14 Monday, July 13, 2009
Can I please ask if you ever had any outcome from this as my daughter has the same thing. We took her to the doctors toay and he also said he has never seen anything like it and has referred us to a specialist but it is driving me crazy
guest Friday, September 4, 2009
I have just noticed the same exact think on my son. He is about the same age, four-and-a-half. I was checking his throat when I noticed it; I have never noticed it before now, nor have I seen or heard of anything like this. Does anyone know what this is??
guest Thursday, September 10, 2009
I recently asked the kids' doctor and she told me it was his epiglottis I was seeing. She told me most people can't stick their tongues out that far and that's why I hadn't noticed it before; nothing abnormal after all. Hope this helps some of you!
guest Monday, September 21, 2009
i was looking up stuff for a friend and happened to notice that symptom. It was a thyroid condition, I think it was lingual thyroid. It's on wiki. here's another link:
margot Saturday, January 9, 2010
I have had a swollen and white smooth tongue (occasionally sore) for about six months - any clues please?
morussell1 Monday, June 15, 2009
hi, it may be a cause of a yeast infection, babies usually get this when they are born. If it's sore, and has been there for about 6 months, you may want to visit your doctor and get a blood test done. It could also be signs of HIV.
guest Monday, January 18, 2010
My wife 41 yrs. old has patchy glossitis on right border of tongue since 10 mths. Burning sesation present which become severe off & on. History of kochs of left axilla before 15 mths. Full course of Rx given.
dr.kalpeshbhai Wednesday, March 25, 2009
my ten-year old daughter's tongue squirts water or clear colorless liquid from under the tonque, particularly at its base.
rogerdelgado Tuesday, March 17, 2009
my neice is six months old and has a large tongue is this normal. Other then her tongue she seems perfectly healthy.
guest Wednesday, February 20, 2008
If she has no Respiratory and Feeding difficulties then there is nothing to worry
guest Wednesday, June 3, 2009
How is your neice now? My little 9 month old was just told that her tongue is large so i have to take her to doctor or friday for more test. I'm worried even though the doctor and husband doesn't seem to worry as much but I was looking up the symptoms and so far the only thing i see is yes she snores and yes she plays w/ her teeth but that could be becuase she is teething now so how do we know whats the problem. How serious is this? Should i be freaking out like I am doing or wills he grow in her tongue. Thats what the doctor said that she will do but i dont know about that, please someone help me understand this and put my fear at ease.
Ellie36 Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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