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Enlarged foliate papillae on side of tongue is it normal

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Guess normal : Papillae seen on tongue are the taste buds. Take care !
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A female asked:
Dr. Levi Palmer
Pediatric Dentistry 19 years experience
See a dentist: Depending on your age and lifestyle (smoking, drinking), lesions on the lateral border of the tongue can be quite concerning. Especially if they are d... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Tricky to say: wihtout seeing it, it's pretty tricky. One of the pappilae being different from the others is a bit unusual. Discoloration of the tongue from food or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Pain: From trauma, burn, neurologic disorder, GERD, infection, and a host of other possibilities. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT for evaluation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Fungiform are pink: They are located on the front two-thirds of the tongue on both sides. they look a bit like a small mushrooms and red-pink in color. Respectfully.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
It should clear: up on it's own. Don't mess with it. See a dentist if it persists.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Evaluate: If any oral lesion persists beyond 10-14 days, immediate evaluation is required. Please see a specialist Oral Surgeon.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
See Dentist: You may have an oral fungal infection, especially if you have been taking an antibiotic. Please see your General Family Dentist for diagnosis and tre... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Allergy?: Could be a response to a new food or medication. If it persists, I recommend a dental visit to determine the source. Good luck.
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