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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?

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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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

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 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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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

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

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My dentist confims enlarged papillea & my mouth is perfectly healthy. How can I resolve this as it is unsightly & annoying, not painful? Thank-you

My dentist confims enlarged papillea & my mouth is perfectly healthy.
How can I resolve this as it is unsightly & annoying, not painful? Thank-you

See periodontist: Depends upon where these are, and if they are medically related. See a periodontist (gum specialist) to evaluate your condition and see if you are a candidate for tissue surgery. If so, your problem may soon be a thing of the past. ...Read more

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What is foliate papillae?

What is foliate papillae?

Part of tongue: Folate 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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Can you tell me the four different types of papillae found on the surface of the tongue?

Can you tell me the four different types of papillae found on the surface of the tongue?

Papillae: Filiform, circumvallate, fungiform and foliage are the 4 different types of papillae. ...Read more

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What is circumvallate papillae and are they normal?What they do and why they come from?Please

tongue bumps: On the back of your tongue are several larger bumps than normal taste buds. These are entirely normal and are part of your tasting and digestive apparatus. ...Read more

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