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Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Taste buds or ?: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as to the cause, see pcp, ENT or dentist. No one can render an accurate diagnosis over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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Sore lumps on back of tongue, very inflamed looking. Quite painful and annoying. Wht cld this be?

Sore lumps on back of tongue, very inflamed looking. Quite painful and annoying. Wht cld this be?

Needs to be seen: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as to the cause, see pcp, ENT or dentist. We can't diagnose over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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1 swollen tonsil. Shallow lumps on back of tongue. Frequent urination with urge to go. Little comes out. Help.

1 swollen tonsil. Shallow lumps on back of tongue. Frequent urination with urge to go. Little comes out. Help.

Here are some ...: Frequent urination may result from UTI, incomplete emptying, inability to hold urine (OAB), or over fluid consumption, etc. So, pack up the info of the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time for analysis + physicals + possible tests so to deduce possible causes for proposing Rx/care timely. Yet, what you saw in the throat may not be related with voiding Sx; check. ...Read more

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Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

Possible, not likely: The 'bumps'' on the back top of your tongue are circumvalate papillae-type of taste bud. On the sides are lingual tonsils. White bumps on/in the tonsils are generally sialoliths, or tonsil stones. They usually pass without notice, but can frequently create inflammation, mild pain and serious bad breath. See your dentist to be sure that it's not abnormality--especialy if high risk behaviors exist. ...Read more

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Red lumps on back of tongue , vomiting knee pain hip pain , dizziness, burning lungs headache chest then throat began to burn and hurt badly ?

Red lumps on back of tongue , vomiting  knee pain hip pain , dizziness, burning lungs headache chest then throat began to burn and hurt badly ?

Flu maybe? : All of your symptoms could be due to a number of things. Most likely a viral infection. Could be flu but if symptoms don't improve or worsen over the next day see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have lumps on back of my tongue?

Normal: The bumps are called circumvellate papillae. Usually they are in a v shape at the base of the tongue. A normal number of these papillae are 8 to 12. These are taste buds. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat neck pain when looking down & up, inflamed tonsils, small red lumps far back on my tongue, dizziness, fatigue, could you please help?

Virus: You gave symptoms of a viral, infection. The best thing you can do at this time is to stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids, eat moderately. Things like chicken soup are good. Use ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with the pain. See a doctor if you are getting worse or do not start to feel better in a day or two. ...Read more

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Does everyone have little lumps in the back of their tongue?

Tongue bumps: These bumps are most likely circumvallate papillae which are normal structures on the tongue. They have some function in taste and saliva is released from the base of them. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

What does it mean if you have red lumps on the back of your tongue?

Tongue bumps: Your tongue has 4 different types of surfaces. The very back of your tongue is covered with a mushroom shaped surface that is more pronounced than the front, sides, or underneath surfaces. Fungi form papilla cover the back section and can trap food underneath the edges. This leads to potential irritation and bad breath. A tongue scraper will remove the irritants; a conservative first step. ...Read more

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Why have i developed small painless lumps on the back of my tongue?

Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color i would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.

Lumps in tongue: Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You should see an ENT specialist, he may do a biopsy. The time is to long usually by now most are in process of remission. Lie bumps are little red or white bumps on the tongue. They may form due to stress, hormones, particular foods. Canker sores are another form of tongue bumps. They typically get better within 10 days without treatment. Most bumps on the tongue aren’t serious, but some may be cancerous Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis) Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) Squamous papilloma Syphilis Scarlet fever Traumatic fibroma Lymphoepithelial cysts Glossitis Mouth Cancer ...Read more

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Have lumps on the back of my tongue and it hurts when i talk?

Have lumps on the back of my tongue and it hurts when i talk?

See MD: It's probably best that you see an ear, nose & throat doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these red bumps/lumps on the back of my tongue..Is this normal?

What to do if I have these red bumps/lumps on the back of my tongue..Is this normal?

Could be taste buds: The dorsum (top surface) of the tongue is full of taste buds. The posterior part of the tongue will have some small rounded bumps that may represent taste buds known as fungiform papillae and larger ones known as circumvallate papilla. ...Read more

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Can red lumps at the back of the tongue be any kind of STI or std?

Must be seen: The most likely cause of the bumps on the back of your tongue is that they are normal taste buds. If you have fears of sti or std, the only prudent course is to get a physical exam to know for sure what your situation is. ...Read more

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I have huge lumps on the back of my tongue near my throat. Is this normal?

I have huge lumps on the back of my tongue near my throat. Is this normal?

Absolutely: The 'bumps'' on the back top of your tongue are circumvalate papillae-type of taste bud. On the sides are lingual tonsils. White bumps on/in the tonsils are generally sialoliths, or tonsil stones. They usually pass without notice, but can frequently create inflammation, mild pain and serious bad breath. Set your dentist to be sure that it's not abnormality. ...Read more

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I was just brushing my teeth&tongue witelectric toothbrush&when I spat out ther lots of bloodI think it was wee lumps on the on back tongue is it ok ?

I was just brushing my teeth&tongue witelectric toothbrush&when I spat out ther lots of bloodI think it was wee lumps on the on back tongue is it ok 
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Lingual papilla: This is totally normal! The large bumps are actually circumvallate papillae. Nothing to worry about, everyone has them! As for the bleeding it may be coming from your gums if you infrequently floss. If it continues, a quick visit to the dentist can determine the cause! Best of luck! ...Read more