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What is the problem with my tongue?

Q: I have a problem with my tongue. My tongue is heavy and there is no point at the tip. Because of this, I am very nervous while speaking and cannot speak the letter 'R'. I have heard there are certain speech therapists who can help. Please advise.

A:It is difficult to see what exactly is the problem. You might have a bulky tongue or there might be a band under the tongue holding it back (tongue tie). This has to be properly assessed before you can go ahead with any form of treatment. If its bulky, the bulk may be reduced. If 'tongue tie' is the cause, it can be corrected very easily. But you need a thorough examination and evaluation with an ENT/plastic surgeon and a speech therapist before any form of treatment can be advised for you.

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