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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?

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 more

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What is foliate papillae?

What is foliate papillae?

Part of tongue: 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

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What is the dermis papillae?

What is the dermis papillae?

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

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Is it common to have large papilla in front of the circumvallate line of taste buds?

Is it common to have large papilla in front of the circumvallate line of taste buds?

Normal anatomy: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the tongue and ffoliate papillae (short folds). They are a normal anatomical structures of your tongue. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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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

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

Possible yeast: 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

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Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

Why does tongue papilla get inflammed?

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

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What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue ?

What is the most common type of papillae in the tongue ?

Filiform: Tongue has three different papillae: Fungiform Filiform Circumvallate Filiform Papillae are the most common type. ...Read more

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How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

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

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

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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What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

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

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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?

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?

Gum papilla: 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. ...Read more

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What is the duodenal papilla?

What is the duodenal papilla?

The duodenal papilla: ... is a small opening in the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) where bile secreted by the liver and enzymes secreted by the pancreas enter the gut to help with digestion of food. ...Read more

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How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

Healthtap Basic: You asked this question on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. Photographs can be sent when using HealthTap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more

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Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Tongue inflammation: Hi, that could be due to Acid reflux, Allergy causing posterior nasal discharge, eating and drinking hot food and drinks, eating spicy food, biting on tongue, Alcohol, smoking and poor dental hygiene. ...Read more

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My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so i may get infected?

My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so i may get infected?

Unclear question: We all have circumvallate papillae. That will not cause an infection. If she has other infections, like HSV, HPV, gonorrhea, or syphilis etc, you could get infected. ...Read more

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Can pearly papillae be removed from penis. Why are they on some people nd not others

Can pearly papillae be removed from penis. Why are they on some people nd not others

Yes. : Hirsuties coronae glandis (also known as "hirsutoid papillomas, "or "pearly penile papules")are small saliences on the ridge of the glans of the male genital organs. It is a harmless anatomical variant. They are found significantly more often on uncircumcised men and younger men. Removal is usually not advocated. Co2 lasers or electro dissecation are options. ...Read more