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Understanding mouth related symptoms and features
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The mouth is a part of the GI tract of the digestive system of the body, a system that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The digestive system is what makes it possible for the body to eat and digest essential nutrients from food.
Sometimes symptoms affecting the mouth can be seen with the eye. Although diagnosing a mouth-related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.
Symptoms relating to the mouth may affect its structure, shape and/ or function. Some features will affect just the appearance of the mouth while others may affect its ability to function properly as a part of the digestive system.
What is a Wide Mouth?
A wider than standard mouth. Measurements higher than two standard deviations above the norm would meet the criteria for a wide mouth. The measurement is taken between the two sides of the mouth. The length of the mouth should be measured with a relaxed face.
What should I do next?
In some instances, a wide mouth may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case, fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
Wide mouth, Broad mouth, Macrostomia, Large oral aperture, Large mouth.
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