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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Bigger: There is a row of larger size taste buds along the back of your tongue. Anatomically that's normal. But you shouldn't even know that they are there. ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
46 years experience Dentistry
large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Normally not a prob: Enlarged taste buds are normally not a problem, but attempt to figure out when it occurred. The enlargement can be due to meds, supplements, spicy or ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
32 years experience Dentistry
Possibly These?: There is a line of large papllla on the rear of the tongue known as "circumvallate papilla". See the attached picture to see if this is what you saw. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Normal: There are a set of larger papillae or taste buds on the rear of tongue. They form a v-shaped pattern. They can become irritated or inflamed with disco ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Normal: They are the papillae of the tongue. Likely you are noticing the filiform and vallate (circumvallate) papillae. Involved in taste. Normal -- not to wo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throatitch: Itching most likely allergy however can be secondary to irritant or inflammatory agent, e.g. alcohol, smoking. Dry mouth can be from same, dehydration ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Taste buds: If they have been there for a year they are probably normal for you.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Not serious: Prominent taste buds in the back of the tongue are not uncommon or unusual. If you had only one abnormal appearing tongue mass an examination by your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
15 years experience Family Medicine
Food Allergy: Occasionally food allergies can cause tingling of the tongue, and swelling of taste buds. It might be nothing and just cause occasional aphthous ulce ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Let it be: It is unlikely that there is any thing abnormal with your taste buds. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, mi ... Read More

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