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Dr. Jack Binder
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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)?

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
30 years in practice
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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?

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
55 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Iacobelli
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
48 years in practice
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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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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?

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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Dr. Babak Larian
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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 ?

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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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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