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Bumps Under Tongue Normal
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
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
Possibly: They may simply be taste buds have your physician look at your tongue. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
When I stretch my tongue out on the underside of it there is a yellow bump that appears but when my tongue is relaxed it goes away. Is this normal?
Mucus cyst: Possibly you have a prominent tongue papilla or a retention mucus cyst nothing to worry ...Read more
Noticed small discoloration on the L side of tongue (darker like a burn, not black). and 1 small bump normal color on each side l/r on back of tongue?
See a doctor: See a doctor and get checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is it normal to have little pink bumps at the bottom of the palataglossal arch wher it joins the tongue?
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?
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
What's 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. I'm 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
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
Could be taste buds: The dorsum (top surface) of the tongue is full of taste buds. The posterior part of the tongue will have some small rounded bumps that may represent taste buds known as fungiform papillae and larger ones known as circumvallate papilla. ...Read more
I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and I have a small red bump at the bottom tip of my tongue, it doesn't hurt, is it normal?
Possible Infection: See your dentist asap -- if infected, you need to have it taken care of, the sooner the better. ...Read more
My daughter received retainers now he has big red bumps on the back of her tongue, she says they don't hurt nor do they itch is this normal?
Probably normal: The bumps you have observed are probably what are called circumvallate papillae. These are normal anatomic structures. Their function is related to taste. ...Read more
So I've heard bumps in the back of the tongue are normal but mine are pretty huge! Is that normal? I also saw like 2 purplish veins in the middle?
TASTE BUDS and normal veins/location
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Std? I've had Tongue bumps that don't look normal to me but they don't hurt or anything just had them ever since Thanks giving
See my advice:
Hard to diagnose this, Have you had sexual contact
Are you using any new medication? Have you eaten somrthing too irritating? Drank very hot drink?
I would consult a doctor ...Read more
Tiny flesh colored bumps on soft palate and around the arch near the uvula I can feel them with my tongue no pain no discomfort are these normal?
Hi, I have a question about little small, red bumps on my tongue back witch smells bad, also from the other side I have like wrats, is it normal?
Maybe normal: I'm guessing you are seeing normal circumvallate papillae -- a row of large bumps across the back of the tongue that can appear wart-like. They are entirely normal. Google it for photos to compare. If those photos don't match, best to see a doctor or your dentist. Whatever they are, I doubt they are the cause of the odor you have noticed. ...Read more