U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 18-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 30, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.