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raised bumps on the back of tongue

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There : There are bumps at the back of the tongue that are likely normal anatomy. Try googling an image for "circumvallate papillae". You could also have a ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Could be normal anatomy. There are large swellings there called "circumvalate papallae". See a dentist for proper evaluation.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Suspect viral: I suspect this is viral but it would be wise to discuss thsi wiht your physicians
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 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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Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your t ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Taste buds.: Vallate papillae - those are your taste buds. They get very large in the back of your tongue.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wyttenbach
36 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Likely a : yeast infection can treat with Diflucan (fluconazole). If you have a documented Positive HIV....then this is a symptom of suppressed immune.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
How long: How long have you had this? Often this is normal and hard to say if no pain or other symptoms.
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