big bumps on back of tongue and sore throat

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Dr. Joel Doyon answered:

I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?

It can be

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The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating.
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white tongue and sore throat and bumps on the back of the tongue?

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The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an Oral Surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Sore throat with bumps on the back of the tongue, they bother me a little. Anything I can do to fix this or make it feel better?

Sore throat

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Eat and drink cold things to kill the pain after you have had a throat culture to rule out strep
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I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?

Could be normal

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You have large bumps on the very back of your tongue called circumvallate papilla They are used in taste. Patients who look at their tongue in the mirror sometimes see them and get worried. They are totally normal. If you are still concerned, please see a physician and let them look at it.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores,red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

Pharyngitis

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It sounds as if you may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by VIRUSES but they can also be caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus. Not only do they cause pain in the throat, but they can cause other symptoms as well, such as fever, chills, headaches, generalized bodyaches (including back pain), cough, and fever.
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Dr. Danni Sayman answered:

Can infection cause red bumps back side of tongue by molars also hard lump inside tongue sore throat and neck irritation. im 16 and worried of cancer!

Go to your dentist

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Infection and cancer are 2 very different things. Visit your dentist ASAP
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Dr. Mark A. Tosca answered:

I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. i also have a sore throat & allergies. Should I be concerned(cancer)?

Not too concerned

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I expect they are just your lingual tonsils or circumvallate papillae (taste buds). This can occur for many reasons, including allergies. If they remain enlarged particularly if you are a smoker or chew tobacco or drink excessively you should have a medical provider examine you.
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I have red bumps on the back of my tongue with some slight white bumps. I have had a sore throat with cough for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I noticed when I cleared my throat for some phlegm that I have been spitting up from chest congestion and noticed a l

Salt Water

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Sounds like you have mild inflammation of normal structures in the mouth and throat. Any fever present? Anything lasting more than 7-10 days needs to be checked by a professional health care provider. In the mean time try gargling with a 1/2 tsp of salt in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes/ several times in a day.
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i have bumps on both sides of tongue. and sore throat. would that be oral cancer?

Possible

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See your physician , make sure it is not cancer of tongue . Also it is unusual to be on both sides of tongue
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Dr. Tarek Hamid answered:

Bumps on your tongue and sore throat linked to allergies?

Very likely

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This are sings of an allergic reaction to meds or foods. Keep hydrated and take OTC antihistamine meds.,see a doctor ASAP if condition worsened .
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