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Feels like a lump on the back part of my tongue?

Feels like a lump on the back part of my tongue?

See a ENT: The sensation of a bump in the back of tongue may just be swelling due to acid reflux, but it is also possible there is a tumor below the surface of the tongue that you can't yet see. Especially if you are a smoker or drinker you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Feels like lump on back part of tongue/throat chiropractor says I have nerve-endings there. What could this be? Was in auto accident & having neck sps

Feels like lump on back part of tongue/throat chiropractor says I have nerve-endings there. What could this be? Was in auto accident & having neck sps

Meaningless: You have nerve endings EVERYWHERE. That tells you nothing about whatever's bothering you. It's like explaining a heart attack by saying there are nerve endings in the heart. It explains nothing except that your chiropractor's a quack who knows as much about the human body as you do. Chiropractic is 100% bogus. Stay away from those charlatans; they're a threat to your health. ...Read more

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Painless, small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek (I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious?

Painless, small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek (I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious?

Lump inside cheek: Painless, small&invisible lump inside the lower part of the left cheek (I feel it with my tongue). I had it for a year. Could it be something serious? ANS: Could be but need more history. Do you smoke or chew or dip tobacco? Is so stop. You need too have a Dr or dentist look in your mouth. Let us know what it is. ...Read more

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2 very painful lumps under right part of tongue near jaw line. Hard to swallow. Should it be checked out?

2 very painful lumps under right part of tongue near jaw line. Hard to swallow. Should it be checked out?

Pain tongue lesion: 37 yo female with painful focal tongue lesion and 'dysphagia' is worrisome, esp with recent trends of HPV associated growths in oral cavity among younger patients. Make appt with ENT or oral surgeon for a good oral exam and possibly a biopsy in clinic based on their judgement of these lesions. Best not to wait and ignore. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a big lump in the upper part of my mouth on the side along with a lump feeling in my throat also a tingling feel in the face all on the same side?

I am experiencing a big lump in the upper part of my mouth on the side along with a lump feeling in my throat also a tingling feel in the face all on the same side?

Lump: Any pain, bleeding, or as in your case swelling should be evaluated. Important that you see your Dentist immediately. Most likely cause would be spreading infection, but there are many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Should there be a long lump on the back of my tongue or where I swallow?

Depends: Some lumps are perfectly normal on the back of the tongue (tastebuds) and some are variations of normal. Some are the result of trauma and some arise from neoplastic events. The best way to determine what your lumps are is to get an exam from a dentist and go from there. ...Read more

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There's a lump on the back of my tongue and its smooth to touch and sore it's not bleeding or anything what could this be.

There's a lump on the back of my tongue and its smooth to touch and sore it's not bleeding or anything what could this be.

Get it checked.: We have normal structures on the tongue that are smooth and lump like. These do not usually hurt and the texture is like surrounding tissue. If you have a lump that is tender then it should be checked. If the doctor thinks it needs a biopsy then you should get that done. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a lump on the back of my tongue. It is not visible. The following also describes me: Difficulty swallowing. What should I do?

I am experiencing a lump on the back of my tongue. It is not visible. The following also describes me: Difficulty swallowing. What should I do?

Globus or dysphagia?: Simple evaluation may alleviate your concern and start you on the path to treatment, if warranted--please see your doctor. In the meantime, please refer to prior HealthTap answers respectively regarding tongue anatomy and dysphagia. ...Read more

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I've got a hard white lump on the back of my tongue sore throat could u tell me what it is please it's been there 3 weeks?

I've got a hard white lump on the back of my tongue sore throat could u tell me what it is please it's been there 3 weeks?

Pharyngitis: Most times, acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat) are caused by viruses or bacteria. Symptoms of these infections include, but are not limited to: 1) sore throat, 2) runny nose, 3) cough, 4) sinus pressure, 5) otalgia (ear pain), 6) fever, 7) fatigue. Best to give it time and push the fluids! If not improving then you need to see a medical provider, especially after 3 weeks! ...Read more

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Have had chronic post nasal drip for 3 weeks. Have noticed a small hard lump on the back of tongue near throat and throat is sore when I swallow. Any?

Have had chronic post nasal drip for 3 weeks. Have noticed a small hard lump on the back of tongue near throat and throat is sore when I swallow. Any?

Drip unrelated: Post nasal drip does not induce growth of an intra oral lesion. Tumors on the tongue most often occur in the anterior 1/3. These appear as ulcers on the lateral side of the tongue. A small number of lesions grow in posterior 1/3 just before the epiglottis. It can be felt as a firm mid line lump and should be checked by H&N surgeon. If bx +, excision is by transhyoid pharyngotomy. ...Read more

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Inside the back of tongue feels like there is a lump inside it, and it feels very uncomfortable, it's been like this for 4 days now, what is it?

Inside the back of tongue feels like there is a lump inside it, and it feels very uncomfortable, it's been like this for 4 days now, what is it?

Possible canker sore: Apthous ulcers or canker sores can pop up in the mouth and really hurt. Usually gone in 7-10 days. If not, see your dentist! ...Read more

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I have lumps on back of my tongue?

Normal: The bumps are called circumvellate papillae. Usually they are in a v shape at the base of the tongue. A normal number of these papillae are 8 to 12. These are taste buds. ...Read more

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Does everyone have little lumps in the back of their tongue?

Tongue bumps: These bumps are most likely circumvallate papillae which are normal structures on the tongue. They have some function in taste and saliva is released from the base of them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more

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Why have I developed small painless lumps on the back of my tongue?

Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color I would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Lumps in tongue: Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You should see an ENT specialist, he may do a biopsy. The time is to long usually by now most are in process of remission.
Lie bumps are little red or white bumps on the tongue. They may form due to stress, hormones, particular foods.
Canker sores are another form of tongue bumps. They typically get better within 10 days without treatment.
Most bumps on the tongue aren’t serious, but some may be cancerous
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis)
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers)
Squamous papilloma
Syphilis
Scarlet fever
Traumatic fibroma
Lymphoepithelial cysts
Glossitis
Mouth Cancer ...Read more

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This morning I found lumps in the very back of my tongue what does this mean or is it anything to be worried about.?

Vallate Papillae: These are normally there. They are large taste buds that contain large numbers of taste buds on their surface. Their are 7-12 of these papillae in a v formation pointing to the back of the throat. These taste buds are sensitive to bitter flavors. ...Read more

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My tongue has been hurting me for two days already I got a hard lump and then it went away. ...Also the underneath part is hurting me as well. ..?

See a dentist ASAP: With so little information, it is impossible to even guess at possible causes or conditions. Tongue pain and hard swelling are rare in the absence of injury (i.e. Tongue bite). Pain in the "underneath part" is especially concerning. You should see your dentist asap and have your tongue checked. ...Read more

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Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Some sort of brown stuff all over tongue with much more at the back. Can scrape off but more comesback. Large red lumps all over tongue. What is this?

Brown tongue: Is usually caused by plaque, staining, debris, bacteria especially in patients that smoke & drink lots of coffee. Red bumps are probably normal of more likely inflamed papillae (taste buds). Just like you have to brush\floss your teeth & shower or bath every day, you should use a tongue blade to keep your tongue clean. All this is conjecture, see your own dentist for exam & accurate appraisal. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on top of tongue in the back about the size of a dime. Can't see it, not red but can feel it. What could this be?

Hard painful lump on top of tongue in the back about the size of a dime. Can't see it, not red but can feel it. What could this be?

Have it checked ASAP: It could be a wide range of things from a burn or irritation to a fungal or other infection. These are the most common. However, a scary possibility is a tumor. ...Read more

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I have noticed back of tongue there are big and small lumps at back of and back (on side) of tongue. Is that normal?

I have noticed back of tongue there are big and small lumps at back of and back (on side) of tongue. Is that normal?

Can be: Your tongue looks like it has hair upon closer inspection and there are crevices. When you get a virus or other irritation like allergies you can get noticeable lumps on your tongue. As long as this is transient it should not be a problem ...Read more

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Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hello, is it normal to have very small lumps on the front/middle of the tongue and larger ones on the back the same color as the tongue?

Hard to answer: This is hard to tell without seeing them. There are some larger lumps at the back of the tongue that are normal. They are taste buds, There are also normal bumps on front of tongue called papillae. Look at some pictures of bumps on tongue on google and if yours do not look like this then see your doctor or dentist for exam. ...Read more

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I have a large lump right at the back of my tongue. What should I do?

I have a large lump right at the back of my tongue. What should I do?

See MD: This would need to be evaluated by your primary care physician or ENT specialist. Unfortunately we can't diagnose these situations over the internet. It requires a one on one personal clinical examination. ...Read more