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painful back of the tongue

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Seek advice : This slump needs clarification. Especially since you notice hurts. See your ENT Ear, nose and throat physician or dermatologist to clarify

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal papillae?: Everybody has a row of 7-11 prominent taste buds on the back of the tongue, arranged in a shallow V shaped line. They're called circumvallate papillae ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Normal: Google tongue picture...they are normal. If you are concerned, ask your Dentist to take a look.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sahil Patel
8 years experience Internal Medicine
White patches: It could be from oral hygiene issues or possibly a yeast infection of your mouth caused by candida.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Cold Sores?: I think you are describing a cold sore. These are caused by viruses. They are similar to the viruses which cause common colds.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: Those are your taste buds.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Armel
Dr. Joe Armel answered
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Long uvula: We don't often see uvula's that so long they create uncomfortable feelings. If you are concerned, have your dentist or oral surgeon take a look. Th ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tongue: Several possibilities, from a mass to fungal or bacterial infection to trauma. For peace of mind, have it looked at.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be: It can be related to a cold, or it may be the normal large bumps that can occur and you just noticed. There can be some other causes so you may want ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as t ... Read More

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