A 38-year-old member asked:
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can red lumps at the back of the tongue be any kind of sti or std?

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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Must be seen: The most likely cause of the bumps on the back of your tongue is that they are normal taste buds. If you have fears of sti or std, the only prudent course is to get a physical exam to know for sure what your situation is.
Answered on Feb 5, 2020
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Usually the red lumps at the back of your tongue are your circumvallate papillae, which provide part of the taste response of your nervous system.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Stacey Laskis
Specializes in Dentistry
Perhaps: Red lumps at the back of the tongue can be a normal occurrence or could be a sign of a systemic infection going on. I would suggest a visit to your dentist to confirm that it is just inflamed tastebuds.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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