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Doctor insights on: Large Painful Pink Bumps On The Back Of My Tongue

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There are large bumps on the very back of my tongue very painful hard to swallow what could it be?

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

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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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I have a large bump on center/back of tongue that is painful what could it be?

I have a large bump on center/back of tongue that is painful
what could it be?

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

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What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

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

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I got about 8 pink bumps on the back of my tongue, how can I get rid of them?

I got about 8 pink bumps on the back of my tongue, how can I get rid of them?

You cant: I think you are referring the the circumvalate papillae. They are normal taste buds. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

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

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What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

Big red bumps: Those big red bumps are known as circumvallate papilla--completely normal. But net time you are at the dentist ask him/or her to show them to you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Tongue issues: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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