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A 26-year-old female asked:

bumps on the back of tongue?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Could be normal: Without actually seeing your tongue, we cannot determine what you see and if it is abnormal. It is best to see your dentist who can see if it is a problem or normal. See photo.
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
The most usual : Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does everyone have bumps on the back of tongue?

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Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tongue bumps: Bumps on the tongue in most cases are just normal taste buds. Sizes vary depending on the location. If you feel that some bumps are new or have become larger than a visit with your dentist is a recommended first choice for evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Bumps on the back of my tongue, what is this?

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Bumps on tongue: It needs to be seen to diagnose properly, see your dentist for an evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Taste buds\papillae: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look.
Norfolk, VA
A 20-year-old female asked:

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nature: Those are your taste buds.
Canada
A 21-year-old male asked:

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: They are called circumvallate pappilae

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