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A 38-year-old female asked:

i have a two small hard spots in the middle of top of tongue. i was able to scrape off one of them but it hurts. what could this be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possibly nothing but: If you have just noticed these they may be enlarged taste buds, are normal and appear generally at the back top of the tougne however if they are new you should see your dentist asap.
Dr. Sonja Garden
Dentistry 29 years experience
Seek a Dentist : Although it is difficult to tell without a visual scan i would suggest seeing a dentist. They will direct you if you need an oral surgeon or a medical doctor.

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