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raised white bumps on back of tongue

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wyttenbach
37 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.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Hairy Leukoplakia?: Is it like this, read below? http://diseasespictures.com/oral-hairy-leukoplakia/
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked
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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 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
27 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
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
42 years experience Dentistry
Get examined ASAP: Any oral lesion that persists more than 7-10 days should be examined and a biopsy with possible surgical excision or removal.

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