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Are bumps on back of tongue a sign of std?

Tongue bumps

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most likely these "bumps" are circumvallate papillae which are normal. these are part of your taste buds. saliva is released at the base of them. just to be sure have your dentist take a look
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I have bumps on back of tongue, what to do?

Might be normal

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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
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Red bumps on back of tongue sign of pregnancy?

No

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They are most likely your taste buds (Circumvallate papillae in this case).
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Should I be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Probably not

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They are most likely taste buds (Circumvallate Papillae). See your dentist to be sure.
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Dr. Thomas F. Yash answered:

Red bumps on back of tongue and back of throat is red what sign is that?

Inflamation

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It is not uncommon to have red bumps on the back of tongue. However redness and bumps on the tongue and throat means inflammation. It could be from post-nasal drainage to acid reflex. If it last longer than a week, go to your MD. Throat irritation from acid reflex can lead to serious complications including cancer.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis answered:

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

Papillae

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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.
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Dr. Joel Doyon answered:

What causes bumps on back of tongue and how to get rid of them? They don't hurt. A few days ago I had a good indigestion. Thanks

Taste buds

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The bumps on the back of your tongue are your taste buds and you don' t want to get rid of them. The next time you see your dentist or physician, show your tongue and discuss with them.
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Doctor said bumps on back of tongue were due to an infection but its been 2 months now. Could it just be post nasal drip? Should I get antibiotics?

Maybe normal

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Bumps on the back of the tongue are generally some of your taste buds and are normal. However you should ask a Dentist to look and see.
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Dr. Babak Larian answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

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

Bruxism

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Scalloped tongue is a sign of bruxism and sleep apnea. See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment
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