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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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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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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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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 bumps on my tongue. Is this normal?

I have bumps on my tongue. Is this normal?

Probably: But if you have some new painful bumps go see a physicians and get checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have small bumps under your tongue?

Is it normal to have small bumps under your tongue?

Small bumps: Yes it can be normal but without more information and evaluation it is impossible to tell if it normal for you. There are many salivary glands in the lips, cheeks, under the tongue and if you rub your tongue along those areas you will feel the bumps that are those salivary glands, but if the bumps are something you never noticed before you should have them evaluated to be sure. ...Read more

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When i stick out my tongue was far as i can I have two raised bumps on each side at the back. Is this normal?

When i stick out my tongue was far as i can I have two raised bumps on each side at the back. Is this normal?

Probably normal: There are numerous larger bumps on the back and sides of tongue. These papillae have various functions like you taste buds. I would be more concerned about white growths on the side of your tongue since it is the most common site for cancer in your mouth. You may want to google tongue anatomy to compare your findings. You may have your dentist examine the tongue, too. ...Read more

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Many weeks ago I noticed a small bump on the left side of my tongue tie, it isn't a strange colour its painless and it moves with my tie. is it normal?

Not normal: No. Not normal, but it may not be a problem. Best solution is to see an oral surgeon who can examine you and discuss options. ...Read more

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There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

There's a white bump on the left side of my tongue. I never burned my tongue. Is this normal?

Might be ok: Have your local md or ENT evaluate it. It might just be trauma from an old bite on the tongue, or an area where the tongue rubs on a sharp tooth. However, any lump in the mouth or throat, especially if enlarging with time, needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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I saw a quick glimpse of a few bumps on the back of my tongue. They were of varying sizes and not in a row but a group. Is this normal or Herpes?

I saw a quick glimpse of a few bumps on the back of my tongue. They were of varying sizes and not in a row but a group. Is this normal or Herpes?

Not herpes: The location suggests circumvallate papillae, but as you seem to know, those usually are in a row across the back of the tongue. For sure not herpes unless they turn into open sores within a day and very painful. My guess is nothing is abnormal, but see your doctor or dentist if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Under my tongue I have a bump that is swelled red and hurts! It's normally a bump but it's big and red and swelled. I don't know the medical term ?

Under my tongue I have a bump that is swelled red and hurts! It's normally a bump but it's big and red and swelled. I don't know the medical term ?

Salivary duct stone?: This may be a stone in the duct of the submandibular gland, like the picture. You would need to see and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician. Increase your fluids and suck on sour candy like lemon drops. You may also need antibiotics. ...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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Is it normal to have little pink bumps at the bottom of the palataglossal arch wher it joins the tongue?

Is it normal to have little pink bumps at the bottom of the palataglossal arch wher it joins the tongue?

PG Arch: You may be looking at the palatine tonsil as they are next to one another and yes it is normal as the tonsils will filter bacteria and at times may be very large. ...Read more

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I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before i noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?

Normal...: Normal tongue anatomy... In regards to the whitish areas... Your tongue can trap plaque on the surface in the hairlike projections of the papilla... Especially during colds... Advise the use of a tongue scraper to remove plaque and the associated excess bacteria... ...Read more

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My daughter recently got sick & now she has red bumps on the back of her tongue. Is this normal?

Bumps tongue: the tongue is made up of tiny little bumps that get bigger toward the back of the tongue and may get larger with illness. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of a lump in the tongue.It looks like a normal tongue but when you pinch it a little hard pea sized bump is movable. Im 16 no tobacco.

Whats the cause of a lump in the tongue.It looks like a normal tongue but when you pinch it a little hard pea sized bump is movable. Im 16 no tobacco.

It depends. : Where on the tongue is the lesion? If it's on the side, it could be a traumatic lesion from biting. It's hard to say definitively without seeing it getting more information. Best option is to get a biopsy of it. ...Read more

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Sometimes, i get slightly painful and white tastebud-looking bumps on my tongue and the side of tongue. They go away after a day or 2. I don't have hiv. Is it normal?

Sometimes, i get slightly painful and white tastebud-looking bumps on my tongue and the side of tongue. They go away after a day or 2. I don't have hiv. Is it normal?

Perhaps but..: Without actually seeing in person what you are referring to, we can't give you an accurate answer and would only be venturing an educated guess. Have your dentist take a look when it's present or at its worst. ...Read more

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