A 43-year-old member asked:
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what causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your tongue, they could just be taste buds.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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