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Is an involuntary tongue extension indicative of a serious condition?

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Dr. Shinas Hussain

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Posted on Tue, 4 Sep 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: Wife age 65 had an involuntary tongue extension - symptomatic of a serious condition to be followed up?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Detailed neurological evaluation needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns.
The symptoms you have mentioned suggestive of something called dyskinesia. It’s seen in elderly women and most of the times it’s of no significance and quite normal. However we have to rule out certain disease conditions as it can be a early manifestations of diseases like Parkinson or Alzheimer’s.
I suggest you to consult a for further evaluation. As of now no need to worry that much.

Wishing your family good health.
Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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