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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Enlarged Foliate Papillae

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Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back.left side fine. What would cause this?

Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back.left side fine. What would cause this?

Pain: From trauma, burn, neurologic disorder, GERD, infection, and a host of other possibilities. Please see an Oral Surgeon or an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is foliate papillae?

What is foliate papillae?

Part of tongue: Folate (folic acid) papilla are located on the sides and towards the back of your tongue. You need to pull out your tongue to see them. They are not taste buds, but they are covered with taste buds.
The name comes because they are supposed to look like leaves of a book on its side. ...Read more

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How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

Healthtap Basic: You asked this question on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. Photographs can be sent when using HealthTap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more

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Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks .....

Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous???  Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks .....

This isn't: Nobody knows why these get inflamed. Some folks have them turn red, swell up and hurt. This isn't cancer but it can be annoying. Ask your physician about mouthwash, hygiene measures, maybe hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it?. Worried....

Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it?. Worried....

Tongue pain/swelling: Do you feel a bump in your tongue? Did you bite it.? Tell your pcp md. I think it is irritated, the question is from what — infection, inflammation, B12 deficiency, or tumor the top causes. Pain is bad as means big enough to pinch nerves along the way. See your dentist or dental surg or ENT or pcp md if not getting better. If any nodes in neck are sore and if you had a cough or cold, tell md. ...Read more

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Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet.?

Foliate papillae that is on the side of the tongue. I have one that is dark redish black pretty far back on one side. Did not bite it or change diet.?

Tricky to say: Wihtout seeing it, it's pretty tricky. One of the pappilae being different from the others is a bit unusual. Discoloration of the tongue from food or post-nasal drip isn't that unusual. Tumor, small burn or food reaction.... ...Read more

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Inflamed circumvallate or foliate Papillae that never went away near tongue? What does this mean? It does not bother me at all.

Papilla: Those papilla are on the tongue itself and can be irritated by different stimuli. Monitor if no bother or see a dentist to evaluate cause and treatment ...Read more

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Hi there had a biopsy on my foliate papillae and it all came back ok but they seem to have got larger and more inflamed is there any chance of cancer.

Hi there had a biopsy on my foliate papillae and it all came back ok but they seem to have got larger and more inflamed is there any chance of cancer.

None: Negative result means not malignant, there is no cancer as of now. If they are inflamed and they don't get better in a few days and you are still concerned get back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the foliate papillae on both sides of tongue and is everyone's different because mines are red small bumps?

Is the foliate papillae on both sides of tongue and is everyone's different because mines are red small bumps?

Fungiform are pink: They are located on the front two-thirds of the tongue on both sides. They look a bit like a small mushrooms and red-pink in color. Respectfully. ...Read more

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Wat is beleived to b Foliate papillae that isn't gong away, really getting worried!! Have no dental Insurance either, Should I b worried of cancer?

Wat is beleived to b Foliate papillae that isn't gong away, really getting worried!! Have no dental Insurance either, Should I b worried of cancer?

See a dentist: The enlarged Foliate papillae are probably a reaction to a minor irritation such as infection or a reflux and you do not need to worry about them. However, a careful oral examination by your dentist can detect and explain most lesions, although the majority of these are benign. Remember that early detection increases the chances for a full recovery. ...Read more

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Inflamed foliate papillae on right side of tongue with an ulcer like hole in between for 3 weeks. Now having a sore throat too. Doesn't smoke or drink?

Inflamed foliate papillae on right side of tongue with an ulcer like hole in between for 3 weeks. Now having a sore throat too. Doesn't smoke or drink?

Evaluate: If any oral lesion persists beyond 10-14 days, immediate evaluation is required. Please see a specialist Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

Probably normal: Everyone has 10-14 large papillae (circumvallate papillae) on the far back of the tongue. They can be hard to see, and when first noticed it is easy to believe they have just appeared or enlarged. Google "circumvallate papillae photos" and compare with what you have noticed. If that's not it or if in doubt, ask your doc or dentist. Almost certainly this is nothing serious or harmful. ...Read more

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The center of my gum papilla has a round shape of a slightly darker red color with some dots in it. Slightly feel the enlargement. Wt could it be?

The center of my gum papilla has a round shape of a slightly darker red color with some dots in it. Slightly feel the enlargement. Wt could it be?

Gum papilla: It could be infected, it could be inflamed, or it could be normal. There is no way to make an accurate diagnosis without a visual and clinical exam.
Make an appointment with your dentist to have it checked. ...Read more

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What causes vulvar papillae? Is there a way to get rid of it at home? Will it go away on its own? Can it continue to grow?

What causes vulvar papillae? Is there a way to get rid of it at home? Will it go away on its own? Can it continue to grow?

May be normal: It is not clear exactly what you are referring to. True vulvar papillae are simply a description of normal anatomy, which varies tremendously ...Read more

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Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

No: Their presence is normal — these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae?

What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae?

Not much: I look at peoples mouths and tongues all day long and I've seen all types of tongues with all types of papilla. There is a huge variety of what is normal and as long as the tongue is not painful or in other ways bothering you there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae and no other symptoms?

Probably nothing: Certain papillae of the tongue are normally larger than others, in particular the circumvallate papillae in the back of the tongue. If there are no taste disorders or other abnormalities its more than likely a normal variant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae with no other symptoms?

Can you tell me what can it mean if you have enlarged tongue papillae with no other symptoms?

You are normal: Be thankful. It sounds normal to me. Have it looked at and evaluated just to be sure or if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?

Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?

Tongue mass: I assume you mean underneath the tongue, which is where the salivary glands drain on each side. Occasionally they might swell, but a small papillary swelling is normal. Is it symmetrical, without redness?
On a 3 yr. old child perhaps related to some new food exposure. ...Read more

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Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning, they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?

Papillae at end of tongue are raised and feel irritated by end of day. In morning, they have shrunk some. Taste is off. Possible cause?

Too many: Too many possible causes of irritation of the tongue to list here. Diet changes, ingestion of caustic materials, poor dental hygiene, viral illnesses, medications are some causes. ...Read more

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Papillae in front of tongue have been sore and inflamed off and on. Cause?

WheresThatTongueBeen: The tongue is a very sensitive organ(as I'm sure you discovered on one of your past dates). The papillae are composed of taste buds, some lymphatic tissue and lots of nerves. The tongue can also be sensitive to certain foods and other irritants and may also be a sign of illness elsewhere. So first survey your diet and stop eating what may cause the pain; medications/ herbs? There's an answer in there ...Read more

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I have small white bumps on my tongue. One on the tip causes pain. Been going off and on for a month. Inflamed papillae or warts?

TONGUE BUMPS: THESE BUMPS SOUND LIKE INFLAMED PAPILLAE.
A PHOTO WOULD HELP.
GEOGRAPHIC TONGUE COMES TO MIND
IS YOUR MOUTH DRY?
A FEW CONDITIONS THAT MAY TRIGGER THIS ARE A YEAST INFECTION, ANEMIA, AND A FEW OTHERS.
DO SEE YOUR DOCTOR IF THEY PERSIST ...Read more