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Mouth (Definition)

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 have one single bump on the middle of my tongue and its been there for a while now. What is it? What can I do about treating it to go away?

Needs to be seen: If it's there more than two weeks, it needs to be seen in order to know what it is and whether or not it needs treatment or removal. It could be benign or more serious. See your own dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and possible removal\biopsy. ...Read more

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I get a white bump in the middle of my tongue that comes and goes it is painful what could it be?

I get a white bump in the middle of my tongue that comes and goes it is painful what could it be?

Inflamed papillae: Most commonly this is an inflamed taste bud or papillae. Should respond fairly quickly to gentle brushing and mouthwash a couple of times a day. If it persists for more than a week or two should have it checked out by head and neck surgeon or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a cluster of small white/yellow deadskin like bumps on the middle of my tongue, I can't remove them, they don't hurt, what can it be?

Hi, I have a cluster of small white/yellow deadskin like bumps on the middle of my tongue, I can't remove them, they don't hurt, what can it be?

Bumps on tongue: One possibility is a fibroma, which is a lesion that develops as a result of injury. However, only a visual examination could tell for sure.
Anything abnormal in your mouth should be checked by a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have genital HPV. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I have a small high-raised white bump on the middle of my tongue, and large flat red ones on the back?

I have genital HPV. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I have a small high-raised white bump on the middle of my tongue, and large flat red ones on the back?

Prob not oral HPV: The tongue normally has various bumps, papillae, etc. "Large flat red ones on the back" likely are normal circumvallate papillae, present in everyone. (Google it, see photos.) Hard to say about the other, but oral warts are rare, so it's probably something else. If you're sure it's new or abnormal, see your doctor or dentist. But it probably has nothing to do with your genital HPV infection. ...Read more

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Bumps on the back of tongue?

Bumps on the back of tongue?

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. ...Read more

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What do bumps on your tongue mean?

What do bumps on your tongue mean?

You have taste buds: Normal, small bumps on your tongue are called papillae and are your taste buds. ...Read more

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Do we have bumps under our tongue?

Do we have bumps under our tongue?

Yes: Yes, but if not symmetrical, or changing in size or appearance, or with symptoms, see your dentist or oral surgeon for exam/advice. ...Read more

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Bump under tongue, what could this be?

Many possibilities: Rather than recite an incomplete list of the possibilities, i'd suggest you get to a dentist for an exam to find out exactly what the bump under your tongue is. The underlying issues range from minor to serious so please get it checked out. ...Read more

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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Possible causes for dry/bumps on tongue?

Dry tongue from?: Mouth breathing? Dehydration? Some medications? Some medical conditions? See your dentist and physician for a check-up and e-valuation. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

May be normal: If these bumps are new, and you have been taking antibiotics it could be a yeast infection called thrush, which is easily treated. If they are long standing, don't hurt and aren't changing, it may just be normal prominent papillae (taste buds). It doesn't sound like anything serious, but if you're not sure check with your doctor ...Read more

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

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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What causes bumps to appear on your tongue?

Normal: Normally the surface of your tongue is covered with papillae. About 2/3 of the way back there are other shaped structures back there. Sometimes areas drop down and you see areas with smooth borders which looked to doctors like a map - hence the term geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Are bumps on the back of your tongue normal?

Yes: The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more

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What does a single bump on the tongue mean?

What does a single bump on the tongue mean?

?: Your tongue has bumps. I don't know what you are referring to as a single bump. See your dentist. ...Read more

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How do u get rip of the bump on your tongue?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

Lingual tonsils: Raised areas at the base of tongue (behind the curvature of tongue) are a normal variant of lymphatic tissue, like tonsils and adenoids. In fact they are called lingual tonsils and help form a protective ring of lymphatics in throat like immigration checkpoint against invading bacteria and viruses. They can cause snoring and sleep apnea. If recently enlarged then can be a sign of disease. ...Read more

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What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

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. ...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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Does everyone have bumps on the back of tongue?

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. ...Read more

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Help! I have white/pink "bumps" at side of tongue?

See dentist: They could be normal tissue tags, but see a dentist to get your tongue evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it means if you get a bump on your tongue?

What does it means if you get a bump on your tongue?

That depends: Upon what the bump actually is. It needs to be personally seen for an accurate diagnosis. Check with your own dentist. ...Read more

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What is a painless bump on mu daughters tongue (side)?

What is a painless bump on mu daughters tongue (side)?

I do not know: A guess would be an apthous ulcer like lesion or cyst, but an exam is needed to diagnose it for sure. ...Read more

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Small line of painful bumps on underside of tongue. Why?

Needs evaluation: Bumps can be normal anatomy, allergic or die to abnormal growths. See an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have strange patches and bumps on tongue, what is this?

See dentist: You should have a dentist look at your tongue for proper diagnosis, and then he can give his opinion as to what he sees and any treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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2 bumps on each side at the top of tongue, what could it be?

Could be enlarged: Papillae. Best to be evaluated by a dentist for a more accurate diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Geographical tongue with tiny rrd bumps on the whole tongue?

Geographical tongue with tiny rrd bumps on the whole tongue?

Taste buds: Small bumps on tongue diffusely are normal taste buds. See ENT if you are very bothered by this! ...Read more