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2 Potential Abnormally Large Tongue Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrome

    Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a congenital (present from birth) growth disorder that causes large body size, large organs, and other symptoms.

    Life-long genetic condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    one side of the body that is growing more than the other side, having more than 10 fingers or toes, developmental delay, abnormally large tongue
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Amyloidosis

    Amyloidosis is a condition where a protein, called amyloid, deposits in the body's tissues and organs (commonly the heart and kidneys). This can lead to dysfunction and damage in these tissues and organs.

    This is a chronic condition, length of conditions vary depending on the extent at the time of discovery and treatment thereafter.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, dizziness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abnormally Large Tongue

  • Q.How much did you weigh when you were born?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you have a little indentation or pit near your ear (look at the picture)?
  • Q.Do you have a mark that looks like this (which is known as a port-wine stain)?

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Abnormally Large Tongue Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced abnormally large tongue have also experienced:

    • 100% Disproportionately Large Head
  • People who have experienced abnormally large tongue were most often matched with:

    • 28% Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrome
    • 28% Amyloidosis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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