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Doctor insights on: Bumps On The Back Of Your Tongue

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Are bumps on the back of your tongue normal?

Yes : The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more

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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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What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

Lingual tonsils: Raised areas at the base of tongue (behind the curvature of tongue) are a normal variant of lymphatic tissue, like tonsils and adenoids. In fact they are called lingual tonsils and help form a protective ring of lymphatics in throat like immigration checkpoint against invading bacteria and viruses. They can cause snoring and sleep apnea. If recently enlarged then can be a sign of disease. ...Read more

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What can make bumps on the back of your tongue and your whole throat sore?

What can make bumps on the back of your tongue and your whole throat sore?

Several Causes: There are many different conditions which cause tongue bumps and a sore throat. The most common are caused by viruses or bacteria, such as the common cold or the flu. If your symptoms persist for more than a couple of days, you should see a doctor. Some of these conditions can be very serious and contagious. Don't take any chances if your symptoms don't resolve within a few days. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a sore dry throat, congested nose and bumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have a sore dry throat, congested nose and bumps on the back of your tongue?

Cold virus: It you feel, sick and have a fever you may have a virus or cold. There are a number of other things that can cause this. See a doctor if you are concerned or do not feel better soon. ...Read more

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What causes those annoying bumps in the back of your tongue from time to time? You know the painful ones thats there for a few days then leaves

What causes those annoying bumps in the back of your tongue from time to time? You know the painful ones thats there for a few days then leaves

Cold Sores?: I think you are describing a cold sore. These are caused by viruses. They are similar to the viruses which cause common colds. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning.had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves,itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. hu?

Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning.had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves,itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. hu?

Rash: This could be a rash due to irritation from the chemicals that you were using or a contact dermatitis. Make sure that you cleaned the area well. If it continues to spread you might need treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

Need to identify: what the bump is what is the type of rash on the calves -to recommend treatment. Dermatological evaluation would help with that. ...Read more

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Bumps on the back of tongue?

Bumps on the back of tongue?

The most usual : Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist. ...Read more

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What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

Taste buds\papillae: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look. ...Read more

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Does everyone have bumps on the back of tongue?

Tongue bumps: Bumps on the tongue in most cases are just normal taste buds. Sizes vary depending on the location. If you feel that some bumps are new or have become larger than a visit with your dentist is a recommended first choice for evaluation. ...Read more

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Bumps on the back of my tongue, what is this?

Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...Read more

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Are bumps on the back of tongue caused from strep?

Are bumps on the back of tongue caused from strep?

Bumps on tongue: Bumps on the back of your tongue are likely taste buds or just the natural condition of your tongue! strep can manifest with spots on the back of your throat or tonsils. ...Read more

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What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

Tongue: Hello. What i believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What if I have three bumps on the back of my tongue?

Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! it may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more

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What can cause white bumps on the back of my tongue?

The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more