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Large Painful Pink Bumps On The Back Of My Tongue
There are large bumps on the very back of my tongue very painful hard to swallow what could it be?
Bumps: I am not sure what causes the problem but you must see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Please let me know what happens. I am confident things will improve. ...Read more
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
Seek advice : This slump needs clarification. Especially since you notice hurts. See your ENT Ear, nose and throat physician or dermatologist to clarify ...Read more
I have one big white bump in the back of my toungue and its painful. My toungue is white on the top half and has small yellow and white dots?
Well: Better get an examination. Need to give a good history to determine if biopsy is needed. Do you smoke? ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more
You cant: I think you are referring the the circumvalate papillae. They are normal taste buds. ...Read more
What are the hard pink bumps on the back of my tongue? I did not have them when i woke up. I went to school, didn't eat anything i don't usually eat. Then when i got home i was looking at my teeth and noticed these bumps on the back of my tongue. They lo
Sounds : Sounds like circumvallate papillae--normal structures on the back of the tongue. They can be hard to see since they are at about or just beyond the "horizon" of the tongue where it curves down into the throat. People tend to notice them when they self examine for a new sore throat. Search for images on the web and compare what you are seeing. ...Read more
I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also i found pink bumps on the back of my tongue .pls suggest ?
How do you feel?: If you feel fine and what you report are incidental findings, everything is probably normal or at least within normal boundaries. The pink bumps are papillae, most likely circumvallate papillae- Google it) and have slight redness on the back of your throat might indicate irritation, allergies, etc. and nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if you're not feeling well, see your physician. ...Read more
I've had a sorethroat for a week and 2 bumps on the roof of my mouth and light pink bumps on the back of my tongue. No fever, but mild cough. strep?
Sounds viral: Sounds more viral but can be very ill either way. Go see your doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more
I have small bumps on the back of my tongue and are not painful. I am getting through a cold. Could this be related? Maybe an allergic reaction?
Could be: It can be related to a cold, or it may be the normal large bumps that can occur and you just noticed. There can be some other causes so you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
I got red bumps on the back of my tongue big and smal. They hurt and make it hard to eat. What could it be?
The back of the tongue has different size "bumps" that are normal. Inflammation of these papillae can occur from various problems. I would start with basic oral hygiene.
Brushing the teeth and using an alcohol free mouthwash at least twice a day. Use a tongue scraper if there is build up on the tongue. If this doesn't improve things then an evaluation is important to find out what is going on. ...Read more
I have many semi-large bumps on the back of my tongue going down into my throat. They are painless but i'm worried about it. Any ideas?
Taste buds: These are your taste buds. I promise. This is what they look like. ...Read more
Red bumps on the back of my tongue & tonsils are semi-inflamed. Painful to swallow. Worse at night & morning. Issue started a week ago. Help?
Pharyngitis: I would suspect that you are suffering from pharyngitis an inflammation of the lymphoid tissues and lining of the mouth. There is a ring of these tissues that line the back of the mouth... tonsils, adenoids and base of the tongue. It is likely a reaction to a bacterial or viral infection. You should see a MD to rule out a Strep. infection which left untreated can lead to mere serious health issues ...Read more
I have large bumps on the back of my tongue running down into my throat that weren't there before. It's painless but slowly getting worse. What is it?
Taste buds: You are describing circumvallate papillae or taste buds on the back of tongue. These sometimes go unnoticed, but once you notice them, you think they are abnormal. You should see ENT doctor to check it out and make sure there is not some other problem. ...Read more
I have large wart like looking bumps on the back of my tongue to my throat. They are annoying and uncomfortable. What is this and what can I do for it?
Taste buds: What you are describing seem to be taste buds. No need to do anything. ...Read more
I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.
See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more
I have had a cold complete with sore throat. I have big bumps on the back of my tongue with white stuff on my tongue. Is this normal for a cold?
It can be: The big bumps on the back of your tongue are probably your taste buds. It's not uncommon for the tongue to become coated with a cold, because your immune system is under attack and this gives the bacteria on the tongue a free pass to multiply and grow. You can just brush the surface of your tongue every day and that will help eliminate the coating. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I was given a Zpack to treat bronchitis, now I have had a sore throat for three days along with big bumps on the back of my tongue,normal?
Possibly related: One of the causes of bumps on the tongue and sore throat would be oral thrush or a yeast/fungal infection. This is more likely after antibiotic use when the bacterial flora in the mouth/body is altered. It might also represent an unusual form of drug allergy, or just be normal. I would probably ask my doctor to have a look at them. Good luck! ...Read more
The right side of my throat hurts & I have big bumps on the back of my tongue which really hurt a lot, my tongue is also discolored like a greenish color, and my ear has been hurting.I also have been extreamly tired lately .
Viral?: Sounds like a viral illness, something that usually takes 7-14 days to pass on its own. If your concerned, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My right side of my throat hurts So I looked at it and I have big bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt really bad, It scares me cause it hurts really bad to swallow and I don't it to be anything serious I've been super tired lately and my ear hurts an
See your doctor: You should see a doctor right away. There are many causes for sore throat and some require treatment with antibiotics. This includes strep throat and more rare conditions such as an abscess beside a tonsil. Other causes of sore throat are viruses including mononucleosis. A doctor can determine what kind of treatment is needed. You could also get dehydrated if you aren't able to swallow. ...Read more
I have these redish/ pink bump by the back of my tongue they don't hurt or anything can you tell me what this is?
Circumvallate papillae are dome-shaped structures on the human tongue that vary in number from eight to twelve.
If there is only one, is something else. See oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
I have big bumps that really hurt on the back of my tongue. I've had a cold for about a week and a half.?
Lymph glands: Those are normal part of the lymph system, like tonsils, that can become enlarged and tender from an infection. Their function is to help the body deal with infection. ...Read more
On the back of my tongue there's these raised pink/redish bump they don't hurt or anything and there oddly placed in different spots can you tell me what these are?
Taste buds.: Vallate papillae - those are your taste buds. They get very large in the back of your tongue. ...Read more
My 11 year old son has a few bumps on the back of his tongue and its painful. He doesn't have fever or cough or sorethroat? What should I do?
Not likely related: The normal tongue has many little bumps and they are larger toward the back of the tongue (special tastebuds)--see picture. The sorethroat he has likely is not related to these bumps. It could be just a viral pharyngitis (viral throat infection may not be red/swollen) and not needing treatment beyond symptom control with motrin/sorethroat spray etc...If symptoms worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter received retainers now he has big red bumps on the back of her tongue , she says they don't hurt nor do they itch is this normal?
Probably normal: The bumps you have observed are probably what are called circumvallate papillae. These are normal anatomic structures. Their function is related to taste. ...Read more
I have a single raised bump towards the back of my tongue, in the middle. It was skin colored, but now is white. It is irritating and slightly painful?
Get examined ASAP: Any oral lesion that persists more than 7-10 days should be examined and a biopsy with possible surgical excision or removal. ...Read more
I have had these small and large bumps on the very back of my tongue for about a week now. I had oral sex 2 months ago, could it be an STD or no?
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