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have bumps on the back of my tongue, similar to a pimple but same color as my tissue and no pain or discomfort at all, what is it?

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Dr. Steven Meister
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Taste Buds: These are usually inflamed taste buds. If you notice them growing, have them checked out by your physician.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sounds normal...: I'm guessing you are noticing normal circumvallate papillae. Typically there are 7-9 of them in a shallow V-shaped row across the back of the tongue. Each one is about 2-3 mm (1/8") in diameter. Google it and look at photos. If you have something different, check it out with your doctor or dentist.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I did not find my circumvallates until med school
Dec 17, 2015

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