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bumps under tongue normal

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: They are called circumvallate pappilae
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: There are bumps on the back of the tongue that are perfectly normal. That said, there are sometimes (rarely) bumps that are not normal. Ask your ver ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes : The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste.
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Dr. Harry Ringer
25 years experience Dentistry
Bumps on tongue: Your tongue is covered with bumps called taste buds. The ones towards the back tend to be larger. If you are concerned about a possible infection that ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Naturally bumpy: You have quite a few types of tastebuds (allowing you to sense salt, sweet, sour, bitter etc..) and they are of various sizes--see pic here. They tend ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Normal: More than likely you are seeing some taste buds. There is a chevron-shaped line of large ones way back on the tongue.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Get them checked by a doctor.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possibly: they may simply be taste buds have your physician look at your tongue.
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably: But if you have some new painful bumps go see a physicians and get checked.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It's hard to say...: To make sure we are discussing the same thing it would be best to have it evaluated. We would not want to mislead you based on something we may be pi ... Read More
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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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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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