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are bumps on side of tongue normal

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several large papillae that cross the base of the tongue perpendicular to its length in a slight V shaped line.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Bumps on Tongue: This is fully normal. These are two of your taste buds. Taste buds are of varying size and it is often a surprise when we have not noticed them befor ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Probably normal: There are numerous larger bumps on the back and sides of tongue. These papillae have various functions like you taste buds. I would be more concerne ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Might be ok: Have your local md or ENT evaluate it. It might just be trauma from an old bite on the tongue, or an area where the tongue rubs on a sharp tooth. Ho ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: It could be from biting the tongue. If it is still there in a week then make an appointment to see your dentist.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not normal: No. Not normal, but it may not be a problem. Best solution is to see an oral surgeon who can examine you and discuss options.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not unusual : The tongue have a variety of changes based on your personal oral hygiene. The tongue can look white, if you are dry or dehydrated. Sometimes, the tast ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe normal: I'm guessing you are seeing normal circumvallate papillae -- a row of large bumps across the back of the tongue that can appear wart-like. They are en ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Too early to panic : This is normal. Tonsillectomy is a serious operation and postoperative recovery doesn’t take a few hours. Cold Fluids and ice cream if you can tolerat ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
34 years experience Dentistry
Probably a fibroma: Glad you had it biopsied...a fibroma is benign and can be old "scar" tissue where you've traumatized or bitten(maybe accidentally) your tongue. The ne ... Read More
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