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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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Have red bump, sore throat occasionally, enlarge papillae left of the tongue with burning sensation occasionally for last one month. Any thing serious?
White coating on tongue, enlarged papillae on back of tongue, mouth feels raw/burns,sore throat, globus sensation, clogged ears, no fever?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Had enlarged foliate papilae for 9 months now they are saw burning and painful can this be cancer I have seen gp didn't seem to bothered many thanks.
Foliate papillitis: Foliate Papillae are taste buds on the sides of the back of the tongue that recognize bitter flavors like lemon & vinegar. Folate Papillitis is inflammation caused by local irritation, dental issues, minor infections, & allergies to foods, antibiotics, or even oral sex. Any time inflammation becomes chronic there is risk for more serious problems. Shaduolika (herb), steroids, or NSAIDs can help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My dentist confims enlarged papillea & my mouth is perfectly healthy.
How can I resolve this as it is unsightly & annoying, not painful? Thank-you
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