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Bumps On Back Of My Tongue
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Nose was bleeding earlier. And all the sudden Ithrew up about a 1/2 cup of blood. Also bumps on back of my tongue.
See your doctor: It is possible that a bloody nose will lead to vomiting blood-the color of the blood, the amount of blood, other symptoms or medical issues are all important to help determine what is going on. But whenever you vomit blood, you should be evaluated-because sometimes it is coming from your stomach or intestines. Bleeding from more than one site is concerning. ...Read more
My tongue has been sore for a month or so used listerine a cple times but coffee food with coating almost everything aggravates me. And there is two large bumps on back of my tongue I recently noticed?
Consult a dentist.: Without a visual examination of the tongue, it is very difficult to determine what the problem is. An x-ray may also be indicated. ...Read more
The bumps on back of my tongue seems lill bigeer doesn't hurt or anything not sure if it was always like that. Vaginal sex only, std? / hiv?
Probably normal: More than likely circumvallate papillae, large bumps on the tongue that are normal. (top line of the picture). ...Read more
Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?
NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds (papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more
Bad breathe, white coating, big red bumps on back of my tongue, should I stop smoking cigarets, and what's the cure for my situation, I also brush my tongu?
All of your symptoms could be caused by smoking. The cure is to stop smoking and brush you tongue.
See your dentist for a good check up.
He/she can tell you if there are any other problems. ...Read more
Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?
Burnt my mouth, noticed a white bump on back of my tongue the next day. It is no longer a bump but a painless, thick white spot. Should I worry?
No Worries: This is the burn. If does not continue to improve then get evaluated. ...Read more
Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...Read more
Tongue: Hello. What I believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! It may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more
The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more
We all have: Lumps on the back of our tongue. They are called papilla and usually are not noticeable except when inflamed. If the are sore/irritated see your pcp for a look at your throat and to check. It would be rare if these bumps are not these papilla. ...Read more
Taste buds: Most likely the little bumps on the back of the tongue are called circumvallate papilla and are taste buds. If they are not red and tender, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
Normal??: There is a chevron of taste buds at the back of the tongue which sometimes get irritated. They usually run a course of 5 to 10 days of irritation and then get better. However the side off the tongue (way in the back) has different tissue. There is tonsillary tissue on the side of the tongue and that gets irritated for a whole different reason. Either way 5-10 days and you should feel better. ...Read more
Taste can be affected by sinus/ nasal congestion or allergies. See your physician
bumps on the back of the tongue are bigger towards the back normally. ...Read more
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more
Tonight I noticed bumps on the back of my tongue and I wanted to know could you help me with what's wrong?
May be nothing:
Do you have any symptoms? Small bumps on the back of the tongue are normal. Unless it is causing pain or difficulty in swallowing, it is likely a normal issue that you did not notice earlier.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I'm worried about these small painless bumps on the back of my tongue what could be the problem? Please help
They may be taste buds. Can't tell over the internet.
Have your dentist or physician take a look. ...Read more
I have these redish/ pink bump by the back of my tongue they don't hurt or anything can you tell me what this is?
Circumvallate papillae are dome-shaped structures on the human tongue that vary in number from eight to twelve.
If there is only one, is something else. See oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
I just noticed that I have huge bumps on the back of my tongue. They have never been there before. Nervous as to what it is?
Taste buds: Not to worry. Those are taste buds. Look up circumvallate papillae and you will see for yourself. Most people don't know about them but they've been there your entire life. ...Read more
Taste Buds: Everyone has bumps on the back of their tongue. They are a special type of taste buds. ...Read more
A few things: There are normal bumps on the back of the tongue called taste buds. Sometimes they can become inflamed but this resolves in less than 2 weeks. To be safe, have a dentist or an oral surgeon examine your tongue. ...Read more
I have V shaped bumps in the back of my tongue is it possible I got it from my girlfriend? She has them and I woke up with them today.
Taste buds: Usually there are taste buds in the posterior part of tongue shaped like V. Most likely normal taste buds if not symptomatic ...Read more
I saw a quick glimpse of a few bumps on the back of my tongue. They were of varying sizes and not in a row but a group. Is this normal or Herpes?
Not herpes: The location suggests circumvallate papillae, but as you seem to know, those usually are in a row across the back of the tongue. For sure not herpes unless they turn into open sores within a day and very painful. My guess is nothing is abnormal, but see your doctor or dentist if you remain concerned. ...Read more