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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before I noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?

I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before I noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?

Normal...: Normal tongue anatomy... In regards to the whitish areas... Your tongue can trap plaque on the surface in the hairlike projections of the papilla... Especially during colds... Advise the use of a tongue scraper to remove plaque and the associated excess bacteria... ...Read more

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I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Have small intestine inflammation one issue is white tongue - geographic tongue, is there medicine to rid it? Pale, fuzzy, red bumps back of tongue...

Tongue issues: There is no treatment for geographic or white tongue. The appearance of the tongue changes a lot and sometimes may reflect what's going on anywhere else in the body. If your inflammation is active, this may be reflective of your tongue, so treating your problem may help the appearance of your time, but that's not guarantee. The red bumps in the back are most likely taste buds. If in doubt, see doc. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

Oral cancer: If you're worried about oral cancer, see your Dentist for an oral cancer exam (can't be done over the computer). Know that if you do not abuse alcohol and don't smoke (anything), your chances of oral cancer are relatively low. So go see your Dentist if for mother other than peace of mind...priceless. ...Read more

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I have bumps on back of tongue, what to do?

Might be normal: There are a series of protrusions called circumvallate papillae located in that region. Check with your dentist to be sure.

See below link:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vallate_papilla. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bumps way back on tongue?

Normal: More than likely you are seeing some taste buds. There is a chevron-shaped line of large ones way back on the tongue. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps in back of tongue help. (picture)?

What do you suggest if I have bumps in back of tongue help. (picture)?

Bumps are normal: There are lots of taste buds on your tongue. Small bumps in the front and large bumps in the back. The ones in the back usually are aligned in an arrow pointing forward in the center. ...Read more

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I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

I have white patches on tongue with bumps in back of tongue the whit patches go to a v on side of tongue is it hiv?

Taste buds: Nope. Those are taste buds. And maybe a bit if a dry tongue. You are not in any way describing an HIV infection. ...Read more

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Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Taste buds: Likely what you are noticing are your taste buds and possibly some lymph gland tissue (tonsil) which is normally there. Often they will look like suction cups with stalks holding them up. Normal stuff - not to worry. If you see red/white spots on back of throat, then see MD as it may be strep. Look online for pic of taste buds at back of tongue. ...Read more

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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked ...Read more

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I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

Depends: There are an assortment of normal "bumps" or papillae located in the tongue. The most prominent are located in a row near the back or root of the tongue (vallate papilla), while others on the side and surface are rarely notices. ...Read more

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Hard red bumps on back of tongue and It don't look V-shaped. It look like a cluster of bumps.

Hard red bumps on back of tongue and It don't look V-shaped. It look like a cluster of bumps.

Normal finding: Bumps on the back or inside of tongue are normal findings. Unless you are having some symptoms, like swelling or tingling etc. I would not worry too much, except to point this out to your physician at your next physical check up. ...Read more

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Ulcer looking bump under back of tongue is this stphilis. Doesn't really hurt. Not other symptoms?

Probably not: The posterior area of the tongue can be the source of many visual concerns to the untrained eye. From simple taste buds to cold sores...The list goes on. See your dentist for an evaluation and set your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Enlarged bumps on back of tongue std??

Enlarged bumps on back of tongue std??

Unlikely: You have likely never looked back there before, but there is a line of bump like glandular structures crossing the base of the tongue. ...Read more

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Are bumps on back of tongue a sign of std?

Are bumps on back of tongue a sign of std?

Tongue bumps: Most likely these "bumps" are circumvallate papillae which are normal. These are part of your taste buds. Saliva is released at the base of them.
Just to be sure have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Should I be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Papillae: The bumps on the back of your tongue are mostly likely normal, and called circumvallate papillae. If you are concerned, see your primary physician, ent, or dentist who will all be familiar with these structures. ...Read more

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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis 2wk ago. I recently developed bumps on back of tongue. Swollen tongue is this bronchitis or something else?

I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis 2wk ago. I recently developed bumps on back of tongue. Swollen tongue is this bronchitis or something else?

Lingual tonsil: This is not the bronchitis. We normally have bumps on the back of our tongue called lingual tonsils, and they can become more prominent with a throat infection and take a while to come down. ...Read more

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Red bumps at back of tongue because of oral thrush? Worrying it's something magor.

Red bumps at back of tongue because of oral thrush? Worrying it's something magor.

Bumps: It is very unlikely to be oral thrush unless you are using inhaled corticosteroids. It could food particles or a viral infection Or strep throat ...Read more

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What causes bumps on back of tongue and how to get rid of them? They don't hurt. A few days ago I had a good indigestion. Thanks

Taste buds: The bumps on the back of your tongue are your taste buds and you don' t want to get rid of them. The next time you see your dentist or physician, show your tongue and discuss with them. ...Read more

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I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?

I have puss on tonceles and large bumps on back of tongue and throat but don't hurt. Do u know what could be wrong?

Infection: Pus is an absolute sign of infection. You may have a bacterial infection. I suggest you see your primary care physician promptly for a diagnosis, which may include a painless culture & a regimen of the appropriate antibiotic. You should recover quickly. ...Read more

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Had cancer oral screening 7 weeks ago (all okay.) since then I've developed red bumps on back of tongue and along sides of tongue. Could it be cancer?

Had cancer oral screening 7 weeks ago (all okay.) since then I've developed red bumps on back of tongue and along sides of tongue. Could it be cancer?

Probably Not: See a dentist to determine if the bumps are an irritation or infection or if it is the normal appearance of your taste buds (in the back - see diagram). The dentist can tell you if you have a problem and if so, determine the most appropriate treatment. And if you don't have a problem, having the dentist tell you, will make you feel better! ...Read more

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My symptoms: bumps on back of tongue (not tastebuds), clogged nostrils (decongestants don't work), bad breath. Took cephalex. Symptoms remain. Please hel?

Allergy?: You may have an allergy to something. I would not take any antibiotics until you see a doctor for an evaluation. You can try an antihistamine like claratin, zyrtek, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if you congestion improves. If not then you may be suffering from a viral infection and that should resolve on its own in a couple of weeks. If symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. Is it a std or not?

Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. Is it a std or not?

Normal/not specific: There is a prominent line of bump like glands at the base of the tongue, you may have never noticed as most don't look for them. Tonsil enlargement is not specific to the cause of their enlargement. If you are concerned about a std you can have it tested. ...Read more

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