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Bumps On The Back Of My Tongue And Sore Throat
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
Anatomy of tongue: Those bumps were almost certainly always there- you just probably never looked that closely before. The anatomy of the tongue is rather complex after all. If you are having a sore throat - it's more likely the back part of your throat that is irritated (posterior pharynx). Look for redness or pus spots - if you have that with a fever, you'll need to see a doc to make sure you don't have Strep. TC ...Read more
I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?
It can be: The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue, normal?
Possibly related: One of the causes of bumps on the tongue and sore throat would be oral thrush or a yeast/fungal infection. This is more likely after antibiotic use when the bacterial flora in the mouth/body is altered. It might also represent an unusual form of drug allergy, or just be normal. I would probably ask my doctor to have a look at them. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for 10 days and my tongue is yellow. There are pinkish-red bumps on the back of my tongue and my left tonsil is little swolle?
Needs exam: Could be due to allergies or infection. Need to start with an exam and more complete history. See your primary care provider within the next week or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have red bumps on the back of my tongue with some slight white bumps. I have had a sore throat with cough for about 2 weeks. Yesterday I noticed when I cleared my throat for some phlegm that I have been spitting up from chest congestion and noticed a l
Salt Water: Sounds like you have mild inflammation of normal structures in the mouth and throat. Any fever present? Anything lasting more than 7-10 days needs to be checked by a professional health care provider. In the mean time try gargling with a 1/2 tsp of salt in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes/ several times in a day. ...Read more
My friend has several abnormally large bumps on the back of her tongue, no pain, sore throat, and sniffles. What could it be?
Probably normal: Likely normal. If you're worried, see an oral surgeon for examination ...Read more
Sore throat with bumps on the back of the tongue, they bother me a little. Anything I can do to fix this or make it feel better?
Several issues: The white tongue could be from a coating that can be removed with better oral hygiene and a tongue scraper....Or lichen planus, thrush or something else. The bumps may be the normal papillae of the tongue. A sore throat is not normal. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon or your physician for a personal evaluation to see exactly what is going on and treatment if indicated. ...Read more
I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.
Circumvallate papill: The large bumps are your circumvallate papilla and are normal taste buds. They are arranged in an upside down v configuration. The sore throat and the cough with bloody mucous can be either a virus or bacterial infection. If you have associated yellowish drainage with a fever I would be inclined to give you an antibiotic. You would need to call you Pmd or go to an urgent care to get the meds ...Read more
I have irregular sized bumps (5 or 6) on the back of my tongue, that are pinkish & 1 is as long as about an inch, 1 is very small. I also have a sore throat & allergies. Should I be concerned (cancer)?
Probably not: Bumps on the back of your tongue are common. These papillae grow to different sizes. They can be affected by allergies or irritated causing to enlarge. They may not be associated with your sore throat. Cancer in mouth can be found on the tongue but more common on sides of tongue. Tell your dentist your concern. The doctor can examine site and render a diagnosis. ...Read more
I've been sick for 2 weeks & I still kinda have a sore throat & I'm spitting up green. But I noticed in the back of my tongue I have many huge bumps?!
? Sinusitis: You need to see your doctor, as you may need prescription medications, meanwhile use salt water gargles, and saline nasal washes, good luck ...Read more
I recently woke up with a sore throat and over the course of a few days small yellow bumps have shown up on the top back of my tongue and my throat. I don't have a fever or a headache. Will these go away or is there anything I can do?
Bacterial vs Viral: You could be having a Bacterial vs. Viral infection of your Throat. Better get it checked with your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sore throat, red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more
33 F/Black. No smoke, drink socially. Discoloration on the left side of my tongue (not black).sore throat. Small bump back of tongue no pain. Cancer?
ENT or Oral Surgeon: You need to be evaluated by an oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
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?
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. Same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.
See Doc: You could have strep throat, or another bacterial or viral illness. You do not want to miss a diagnosis of strep because treatment is essential to prevent complications. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen (with food and only if no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) tonight and see your doc or to to an UC center to get checked. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough, congestion with no fever, but have a sore tongue and blister like bumps in back of throat. Tonsils removed 10 years ago?
I have a horrible sore throat. My tonsils are swollen and there is a white spot in the back of my throat. I also have ear pain on one side. My tongue has bumps in the back and looks grayish. Could this be strep? My neck is also sore.
Strep throat: If you're not feeling better after three to four days then get tested for strep. Very hard to know by just looking ...Read more
I have pain on my tounge feels like a sore throat but when I put my finger on the back of my mouth on the tounge there are bumps that hurt what is it?
Taste buds: If you are feeling bumps on your tongue that are sore to touch, these are likely inflamed taste buds. That can happen when you have a throat infection or head cold. As you get better, the swelling in the taste buds should resolve. If you see white in the back of your throat, have swollen painful bumps in your neck or get fever, you should see your local doctor. ...Read more
I had strep throat a month ago and since then I have had pea sized bumps at the back of my mouth behind my uvula. I also have a severe sore throat?
Follow up exam: Have you informed your physician of this and did you finish your medications? Speak with your doctor. ...Read more
I recently had a cold and a sore throat. I looked at the back of my mouth I saw small clusters of little white bumps. Am I having a herpes outbreak?
After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.
I have horrible sore throat - feels like a lump in back of throat when I swallow. Mouth is extremely dry. Rash on one leg with raised red bumps, itch?
See Dr.-? strept: See a dr. Could be strept. Rash may or may not be related, . Dr. Will check both areas out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Runny nose sore throat sneezing orange roof of mouth, 2 pea sized bumps right back side of neck - lower left, tonsil stone, flesh bumps back of throat?
Felt ill. Chills and bad sore throat. Maybe a cold? Same today. Noticed small discoloration on tongue on side (no black) and bump near back. CANCER?
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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