A 38-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean if you have raised bumps on the back of your tongue? these bumbs have been there for atleast 2 yrs. they haven't become any bigger, they remain the same size.

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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 prominent lingual tonsil. Things that are more concerning would likely grow and cause other symptoms, pain with swallow, ear pain, problems swallowing, other lumps in the neck, voice changes.
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
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Dr. Louis Sterling
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Could be normal anatomy. There are large swellings there called "circumvalate papallae". See a dentist for proper evaluation.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
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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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