A 27-year-old female asked:
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when i stick out my tongue was far as i can i have two raised bumps on each side at the back. is this normal?

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Bumps on Tongue: This is fully normal. These are two of your taste buds. Taste buds are of varying size and it is often a surprise when we have not noticed them before.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Probably normal: There are numerous larger bumps on the back and sides of tongue. These papillae have various functions like you taste buds. I would be more concerned about white growths on the side of your tongue since it is the most common site for cancer in your mouth. You may want to google tongue anatomy to compare your findings. You may have your dentist examine the tongue, too.
Answered on Jul 15, 2017
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