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Enlarged Cirvallate Papillae
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?
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
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?
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
My inner gum papilla between the upper premolar and the K9 got a bit enlarged but no pain for 3 mos. Dentist said it looks normal. Will it get better?
Hi, my tongue is yellow and my papillae are enlarged. I am terrified of getting black hairy tongue. What should I do?
See Dentist: You may have an oral fungal infection, especially if you have been taking an antibiotic. Please see your General Family Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. That's a much more efficient approach than asking us to diagnose your problem sight unseen. Don't try to diagnose and treat yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to know that papillae (red bumps) at the back of tongue are enlarged? I noticed them for the first time in my life, dont know if they are OK or no
Probably not: enlarged. The papillae at the back or base of the tongue are known as the circumvallate papillae and tend to be relatively large compared to the other papillae. Most people don't see them because you have to stick your tongue out fairly far to see them. Unless you are having pain, a sore throat, ulceration or other symptoms, I wouldn't worry about them. ...Read more
Sides of tongue are cut and sore with no tastebuds and darker red color with some enlarged papillae. Under tongue gets real dry. What should I do?
Non-specific symptom: Non-specific symptoms. Try warm salt water rinses and NSAID. If symptoms persist, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more
My gum between two teeth I think is called the papilla is a bit enlarged & itchy. When I pressed on the gum margin it bled.Is it a gum or tooth issue?
Probably gum: The gum that first between each tooth is called a papilla. Should not bleed. Most probably a gum issue. Needs to be seen by your Dentist or a gum specialist, a Periodontist. If you have one gum issue you probably have multiple gum issues. ...Read more
Have enlarged circumvallate papillae and is painful whenever I swallow, I smoke weed/tobacco and have thrown up recently want to know whats causing it?
There are any of: a number of potential causes for your symptoms. It would be reasonable to stop smoking for a few weeks and see if things improve. If not then you should see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Sides of tongue are red, have fissures, sore .The sides look cleared of tastebuds with the exception of enlarged papillae. Under tongue feels dry?
Nonspecific: Non-specific symptoms. Try warm salt water rinses. If symptoms persist, see ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
I noticed a single dark red enlarged papillae close to tip of my tongue, about 2-3mm. I just ate hard chips. I'm sexually active. Is it wart or other?
Probably not a wart: This probably isn't a wart, just a temporarily inflamed or irratated papilla. Oral warts are rare, not dark red, and usually multiple. Any single bump is unlikely to be a wart. See your doctor or dentist if it persists or you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more
I have pink/Redish spots or sores in the floor of my mouth under my tongue and slightly enlarged vallate papilla with white around them when i brush.
Recently I had enlarged circumvallate papillae I've taken antibiotic, did mouthwash and took antibacterial tablets and nothing? I have a weird mouth taste and my mouth is dry most of time what'swrong?
Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed (so mouthwash's wrong). See professionals, both your Dentist and your Physician. What you think are large papillae may be normal, or may have a physical cause. Weird taste and dry mouth may be due to meds, systemic disease, syndrome. See Pros. ...Read more
I have had recurrent inflamed papillae that move around only tongue the past two months, enlarged circumvallate papillae that do not hurt but I can feel them on the back of my throat and a chronic red throat but again not painful. These inflamed tastebuds
See your dentist: for further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. Based on the findings , you may need to be referred to as an oral surgeon, an EENT,..depending on the complexity of the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation/advice. Sometimes a significant problem has just started and can be treated effectively. ...Read more
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