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Are bumps on side of tongue normal

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: There are several large papillae that cross the base of the tongue perpendicular to its length in a slight V shaped line.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
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
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 47 years experience
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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
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
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Taste Buds: These are your taste buds and yes they are normal.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yellow bumps: This sounds like you have folds, pockets or divets where food and bacterial debris can accumulate. This can set up a low grade infection process that... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Santiago Roldan
21 years experience
Normal: Due to the different food that we eat, sometimes under the tongue we inflict some trauma. Small blood vessels show up. Nevertheless if these lesions... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
It's ok: What you are likely feeling is where the inside of your cheek meet the teeth. This can make bumps or ridges there.
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