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Bump In Middle Of Tongue
I have a few clear bumps on middle of my tongue. It's not painful but irritating as I can feel it when I swallow. Any ideas on what it could be?
Possible virus: It should go away within 2 weeks. If not, I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
I have a hard knot/bump in the middle of my tongue. Can't really see it just feel it. Should I be worried?
See a doctor: See an doctor and get it checked soon. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See dentist: They could be normal tissue tags, but see a dentist to get your tongue evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
Needs evaluation: Bumps can be normal anatomy, allergic or die to abnormal growths. See an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more
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
Could be enlarged: Papillae. Best to be evaluated by a dentist for a more accurate diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Taste buds: Small bumps on tongue diffusely are normal taste buds. See ENT if you are very bothered by this! ...Read more
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