A 23-year-old female asked:
far back on my tongue i have this popcorn lookin cluster of tongue colored bumps along with a few what looks like raised large taste buds i think.help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Thaler answered
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Normal: They are the papillae of the tongue. Likely you are noticing the filiform and vallate (circumvallate) papillae. Involved in taste. Normal -- not to worry. Test them out with some sweet, sour, bitter, and salty options. Good Luck.
Answered on Mar 23, 2018
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