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It looks like I have actinic cheilitis, I have trouble swallowing and have bumps on the back of my tongue and my epiglottis is visible. What's wrong?

It looks like I have actinic cheilitis, I have trouble swallowing and have bumps on the back of my tongue and my epiglottis is visible. What's wrong?

Dysphagia: You have dysphagia at a minimum and would need to see your health care provider about the possibility of actinic cheilitis which is a lip problem. The other signs you mention are not necessarily abnormal. Please see the following link. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/difficulty-swallowing-dysphagia-overview ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Pale green tongue towards back of throat no whites spots or bumps no trouble swallowing or any thing what could it be no sore throat?

Pale green tongue towards back of throat no whites spots or bumps no trouble swallowing or any thing what could it be no sore throat?

Just a thought: But SINUSES drain into the nose/throat in that area and PNEUMOCOCCAL infection in sinuses produces a greenish/yellow PUS.


Hope it helps....just guessing!

Dr Z ...Read more

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There is a bump under the tongue. Also a couple of other red bumps. I have trouble swallowing. Dry mouth. And jaw pains when eating?

There is a bump under the tongue. Also a couple of other red bumps. I have trouble swallowing. Dry mouth. And jaw pains when eating?

Salivary glands?: The symptoms you describe may be due to silalolithiasis (stones in the salivary glands or ducts). Stones can form in the ducts that drain the glands, for unknown reasons. The stone (s)will often pass on their own. If secondary infection occurs antibiotics may be needed.
Occasionally referral to a specialist is needed if the problem doesn't resolve. For more info: bit. Ly/15ATkPW ...Read more

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I have: trouble swallowing with red bumps in my throat, fever of 101 for one day, coughing, nasal runoff, and nasal and mouth congestion. 6 days sick.?

I have: trouble swallowing with red bumps in my throat, fever of 101 for one day, coughing, nasal runoff, and nasal and mouth congestion. 6 days sick.?

Upper resp infection: The symptoms you describe could have several causes, some benign, some potentially more serious. You should seek medical attention. While you may just have a cold virus infection, you could also have a bacterial cause for these symptoms that warrants some antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a lump on the back of my tongue. It is not visible. The following also describes me: Difficulty swallowing. What should I do?

I am experiencing a lump on the back of my tongue. It is not visible. The following also describes me: Difficulty swallowing. What should I do?

Globus or dysphagia?: Simple evaluation may alleviate your concern and start you on the path to treatment, if warranted--please see your doctor. In the meantime, please refer to prior HealthTap answers respectively regarding tongue anatomy and dysphagia. ...Read more

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Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible. No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible. No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

ENT: Unfortunately if you cannot see with tongue depressor anything unusual, then the only next step that will help would be to have an exam by an ear nose throat doctor. ...Read more

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There are large bumps on the very back of my tongue very painful hard to swallow what could it be?

There are large bumps on the very back of my tongue very painful hard to swallow what could it be?

Bumps: I am not sure what causes the problem but you must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Please let me know what happens. I am confident things will improve. ...Read more

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Hi, ive got bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt when I swallow, any idea what it could be?

Hi, ive got bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt when I swallow, any idea what it could be?

Glossitis: This is what is called inflammation of the tongue. It can be infection, nutritional deficiency and it woudl be wise to see dermatolgoy or ENT ...Read more

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Like the back of tongue hurts everytime I swallow, and eat. But I can stick my finger back to my tongue n feel a bump it whatever?

Like the back of tongue hurts everytime I swallow, and eat. But I can stick my finger back to my tongue n feel a bump it whatever?

Lump: The lump you are feeling may or may not be normal anatomy". That, coupled with your difficulty swallowing, indicates you need to be examined to make a competent diagnosis. Please schedule an examination with either an Oral Surgeon or an Ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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The back right side of my tongue hurts and has some bumps on it. It also hurts randomly when I swallow just on that side what is wrong?

The back right side of my tongue hurts and has some bumps on it. It also hurts randomly when I swallow just on that side what is wrong?

Difficult: Difficult to tell what those bumps might be sight unseen. Have you been to a dentist recently?

Your wisdom tooth may be putting pressure in that area, causing discomfort when you swallow. Also, your molar may be chipped, causing an irritation on your tongue. This can also manefest itself as pain on swallowing.

If you get checked out by a dentist and it is not tooth related, then see your physician. ...Read more

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I have large red bumps on the back if my tongue that are uncomfortable when swallowing. Is this bad? How to make relieve the discomfort?

See your doctor: Unexplained red or white areas, sores, or bumps on the tongue may be signs of pathology and should be examined by a doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all the way back of tongue. It's painless. I can feel it when I swallow. I also have tiny red bumps on the top layer of my tongue.

I have red bumps all the way back of tongue. It's painless. I can feel it when I swallow. I also have tiny red bumps on the top layer of my tongue.

Probably normal: Everybody has a row of large (up to 1/8 inch) red bumps across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae (google it for photos). And normal tongue papillae and taste buds could be the "tiny red bumps" you describe. Therefore, I'm guessing nothing is abnormal. But see your doctor or dentist if you remain cocnerned. ...Read more

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Hi I have a whitish tongue with red bumps in the back (also really painful when I swallow) what is this symptom called?

Hi I have a whitish tongue with red bumps in the back (also really painful when I swallow) what is this symptom called?

Visit your dentist: Do you get oral cancer screening every two years? It is always a very good idea. Most likely you have allergies or sore throat, but it is important that you get it checked out by a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a couple of red bumps in the back of my tongue. It only hurts when I try to speck or swallow my saliva. What should I do?

I have a couple of red bumps in the back of my tongue. It only hurts when I try to speck or swallow my saliva. What should I do?

Bumps on tongue: The lining (mucosa) of the pharynx is thrown into a series of folds by lymphoid & muscular tissue. The base of the tongue (where your question points) often has a nodular appearance due to the circumvallate papillae & the lingual tonsil. Nodular lymphoid tissue or linear webs may also be seen on the otherwise smooth surface of the valleculae. Pain with speech & swallowing warrants evaluation pls. ...Read more

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Red bumps on the back of my tongue & tonsils are semi-inflamed. Painful to swallow. Worse at night & morning. Issue started a week ago. Help?

Pharyngitis: I would suspect that you are suffering from pharyngitis an inflammation of the lymphoid tissues and lining of the mouth. There is a ring of these tissues that line the back of the mouth... tonsils, adenoids and base of the tongue. It is likely a reaction to a bacterial or viral infection. You should see a MD to rule out a Strep. Infection which left untreated can lead to mere serious health issues ...Read more

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I have sore red bumps on the back right side of my tongue. It now hurts whenever I swallow. What is the cause?

I have sore red bumps on the back right side of my tongue. It now hurts whenever I swallow. What is the cause?

Sore throat: The commonest cause would be an early viral infection which may develop into a head cold. If the sore throat worsens instead of improving over the next day or two, a throat culture to check for strep would be needed. In the meantime, gargle with warm salt water and suck on lozenges which sooth the inflamed throat. ...Read more

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Small bumps on the back of my tongue and my throat hurts so. Much when I swallow?

Small bumps on the back of my tongue and my throat hurts so. Much when I swallow?

Sore Throat: Usually when people get a sore throat, they start looking and noticing the natural taste buds they have on their tongue. Use a good, non-alcoholic mouthrinse and you should be fine in a few days. However, if the pain gets worse or you feel it more serious, go see a physician to take care of your sore throat. ...Read more

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My right side of my throat hurts So I looked at it and I have big bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt really bad, It scares me cause it hurts really bad to swallow and I don't it to be anything serious I've been super tired lately and my ear hurts an

My right side of my throat hurts So I looked at it and I have big bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt really bad, It scares me cause it hurts really bad to swallow and I don't it to be anything serious I've been super tired lately and my ear hurts an

See your doctor: You should see a doctor right away. There are many causes for sore throat and some require treatment with antibiotics. This includes strep throat and more rare conditions such as an abscess beside a tonsil. Other causes of sore throat are viruses including mononucleosis. A doctor can determine what kind of treatment is needed. You could also get dehydrated if you aren't able to swallow. ...Read more

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Rough patch on roof of mouth near the back. Having trouble swallowing throat feels hairy or like sandpaper! What could this be?? No pain!!

Rough patch on roof of mouth near the back. Having trouble swallowing throat feels hairy or like sandpaper! What could this be?? No pain!!

Post/palate lesion: Only in person intra oral examination by a doctor can offer a response. It could be so many diagnoses - thrush, step, trauma, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some red bumps at the back my toungue, its not painfull but uncomfortable espeacialy when I swallow saliver.

I have some red bumps at the back my toungue, its not painfull but uncomfortable espeacialy when I swallow saliver.

See you doc: The bumps you describe could be normal taste buds, however, should not cause any pain or discomfort.

See you doctor. ...Read more

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Bright red back of mouth, small bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Bright red back of mouth, small bumps, hurts to swallow. Also, roof of mouth has a yellowish tint.

Throat: Sounds like you have an infection. You need to have a culture done to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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Cankersore for 2weeks in back of my mouth, pain went down left a couple bumps pain came back 2 days ago, now I have a lump back of neck hard to swallow?

Cankersore for 2weeks in back of my mouth, pain went down left a couple bumps pain came back 2 days ago, now I have a lump back of neck hard to swallow?

See doctor: If you have trouble swallowing, it is time to consult your doctor or even an ENT. The problem is likely more than just canker sores. ...Read more

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I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?

I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?

Could be normal: You have large bumps on the very back of your tongue called circumvallate papilla they are used in taste. Patients who look at their tongue in the mirror sometimes see them and get worried. They are totally normal. If you are still concerned, please see a physician and let them look at it. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Uvula touches tongue trouble swallowing lots of saliva breathing uncomfortable what could this be from?

Needs exam: It's normal for the uvula to touch the tongue, but if you are having trouble swallowing, you need an examination. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including strep throat and viral sore throat (pharyngitis), among other causes. ...Read more

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I have a yellow coating on my tongue and difficulty swallowing. What could it be?

I have a yellow coating on my tongue and difficulty swallowing. What could it be?

Possible Infection: The yellow coating may possibly be candidiasis or thrush, a fungal or yeast infection which can cause some pain with swallowing. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms and have the appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble swallowing - feels like there is something in my throat but no symptoms except coated tongue?

Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow.?

I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. How do I know if my tonsils are bad my tonsils are touching my tongue and it hurts when I sallow.?

Time 2 c ur doctor: That's why they are there, to help you with your health, you may need Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more