A 18-year-old female asked:
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what causes those annoying bumps in the back of your tongue from time to time? you know the painful ones thats there for a few days then leaves

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Cold Sores?: I think you are describing a cold sore. These are caused by viruses. They are similar to the viruses which cause common colds.
Answered on May 30, 2017
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