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tongue cancer enlarged circumvallate papillae

A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: for further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Normal anatomy: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the tongue. They are a normal anatomical structures of your tongue and do not go away. Hope it hel ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dentist: Please have this evaluated by your dentist. Can't diagnose the cause with the information at hand. Take care.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exam: Unlikely cancer based on age. If symptoms persist another week, seek evaluation by oral surgeon or ENT doc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Their presence is normal - these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to vira ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
30 years experience Dentistry
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "cand ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Circumvallet papilla are larger than other papillas but they should all be the same size.You may have an infection. If there is pain, swelling, fever ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Infections?: Mostly bacterial or fungal in nature, imbalance in bacterial flora creat that kind of infection , certain meds. And antibiotics can cause that imbala ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are any of: a number of potential causes for your symptoms. It would be reasonable to stop smoking for a few weeks and see if things improve. If not then you shou ... Read More

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