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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. ....
Foliate papillae pain in right side of tongue had it years ago but went away now back. Left side fine. What would cause this?
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
Dermal papillae: Are projections of the connective tissue of the skin into and around the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. Try to picture an egg carton - the dermal papillae are the parts of the carton that separate the eggs and keep them fron touching. The protrusions that hold the eggs are called rete ridges, and are part of the epidermis. ...Read more
Hard to say: It is difficult to diagnose without a picture. Circumvalate taste buds are much larger than the filiform or fungiform taste buds. Foliate papillae are mostly on the sides of the tongue. It's not unheard of to see a difference between the back part of the tongue and the front. If you are concerned, a quick visit to your dentist would be advised! Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm a 29 yo woman. Never smoked. What do you think about my white papilla in my tongue? You can see it in my files. It don't hurt. Thanks
Maybe a yeast infection (thrush, candida) and could improve with a one time Diflucan (fluconazole) tablet (prescription). If is goes away after that, the diagnosis is confirmed, and then it will be important to investigate why are you having yeast infections in your mouth; immune system deficiency, undiagnosed diabetes?
Please have a check up. ...Read more
Dry mouth, allergies: Tongue papilla require moistness for proper function. If you suffer from dry mouth, do not drink enough water, or have had an allergic reaction to food, the papillae will enlarge. Make sure to stay hydrated, use a dry mouth mouthwash like biotene twice daily after brushing, and if it persists, see a dentist to make sure it is simply inflammation. ...Read more
Tongue has three different papillae:
Filiform Papillae are the most common type. ...Read more
Normal anatomy: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the tongue. They are a normal anatomical structures of your tongue and do not go away. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Papillae: Filiform, circumvallate, fungiform and foliage are the 4 different types of papillae. ...Read more
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
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 or dentist. Almost certainly this is nothing serious or harmful. ...Read more
What do you think about my big papilla? It is half brown. You can see it in my gallery. It is on the left of the picture, at the top of the tongue.
Normal: Though attention-getting, these are normal "taste buds" and you need need not worry. ...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.
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