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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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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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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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Ulcer looking bump under back of tongue is this stphilis. Doesn't really hurt. Not other symptoms?

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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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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Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Papillae: The bumps on the back of your tongue are mostly likely normal, and called circumvallate papillae. If you are concerned, see your primary physician, ent, or dentist who will all be familiar with these structures. ...Read more

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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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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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