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Causes Of Enlarged Foliate Papillae
Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back.left side fine. What would cause this?
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
My foliate papillae are a bid red and painful (but already less painful than yesterday) should I worry?
Papillae: The foliate papillae can look plump and pimply. ...Read more
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Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks .....
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
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
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
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.
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
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
I have a swollen foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue and it is slightly pointed like a skin tag. It is flesh colored and not very painful. I removed part of the top part myself. Should I be concerned?
It should clear: up on it's own. Don't mess with it. See a dentist if it persists. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
Guess normal : Papillae seen on tongue are the taste buds. Take care! ...Read more
Is enlarged circumvallate papillae contagious? My girlfriend has it and I woke up with it this morning
Wel: I think you're just describing a large papilla er this is not contagious ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Lumps in front of tongue, looks like enlarged papillae or fungiform. Not painful. I didn't notice it before. What is it?
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/taste bud toward middle of tongue is movable like string? Looks pink but kinda like it was scrapped out. What could cause that?
Papilloma: Sounds like papilloma See oral surgeon for removal and biopsy. ...Read more
Have a small tiny bump on tongue for over 2 months. At first I thought it was ONE SINGLE enlarged and inflamed papillae or TLP. If NOT. What is it?
Oral surgeon: Could be many things. See oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more
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
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?
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