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taste buds bumps on tongue

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
You should be: If swelling is transitory, watch for return. If it has been there for a while, it would be prudent to see a dentist for a diagnosis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably normal: Everybody has a row of 7-10 prominent bumps on the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae. Google it; lots of photos are available.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Bumps on tongue: To make an accurate diagnosis, this needs to be seen visually, and requires additional information. Call your dentist for an examination.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Circomvalate papilla: There are enlarged taste bud structures toward the back of the tongue, arranged like an arrow head, that are normal and may be what you are seeing. Se ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
22 years experience Dentistry
Tongue cleaning: Difficult to understand your question totally, but if your asking about how to clean your tongue to remove the white coating, the best way is to just ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tongue: Hello. What i believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Swollen taste buds?: Have this examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. It may be something other than swollen taste buds. It may be an infection. It may require a bi ... Read More
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 male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Tongue : Are they bleeding or just very red? All this could be normal unless there is bleeding but just have a medical professional exam it for reassurance

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