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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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Papillae: The foliate papillae can look plump and pimply. ...Read more
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