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Dr. Jack Binder
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is it normal to have bumps way back on tongue?

Dr. Jack Binder
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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I have bumps on back of tongue, what to do?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Randall Shaw
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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What do you suggest if I have bumps in back of tongue help.. (picture)?

Dr. Randall Shaw
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Just noticed irregular/scalloped bumps on back of tongue on sides - one side worse than other-they don't hurt or bleed - what could this be? Worried

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Bruxism : Scalloped tongue is a sign of bruxism and sleep apnea. See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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.

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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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Ulcer looking bump under back of tongue is this stphilis. Doesn't really hurt. Not other symptoms?

Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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Should i be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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I just had a food allergy and now I have bumps on back of tongue I that normal?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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