Does ankyloglossia run in families?

Diana K. Blythe, MD

Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, runs in families. Children who have siblings with ankyloglossia or a parent with the condition are more likely to have it. There is no way to prevent it, but usually it can be fixed without much problem. Ask your pediatrician if you have concerns.

Ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) does run in families. If your parents were born with ankyloglossia, you are more likely to be born with it as well. If you have brothers or sisters with the condition, your chances of having it also go up.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.

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