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A 18-year-old member asked:

i havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Geographical tongue?: If there is no pain or other discomfort, it can be geographical tongue. Which is benign condition.
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 32 years experience
Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Taste buds\papaillae: I agree with the excellent answer given by dr. Gustavo ruiz de castilla. It's always best that you always check these things out with a dentist who can actually see what you are describing just to be sure. Make sure you get a complete head and neck cancer screening at your dentist every 6 months.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
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Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen again: If you are still having problems and your symptoms are not getting better, a second exam by your doctor would help in deciding whether you need additional treatment. Depending of the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will likely decide on placing you on a short course of steroids to help in reducing the swelling of your tonsils. Also, another exam will help in ruling out tonsillar abscess.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

My sister got her period last week and it came back 4 days later what could it be?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Need Gynecology Eval: Vaginal bleeding is not always your menstrual peiod. Sometimes women get miscarriages that happen about the time that they expect their periods. Also, there are a lot of conditions that can develop in the uterus that can cause bleeding such as fibroids, uterine polyps, cancer, infections, etc. Your sister should go and see her pcp or a gynecologist for an evaluation of her vaginal bleeding.

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