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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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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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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
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Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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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 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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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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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 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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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
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Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
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Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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What could it mean when I have non painful, non discoloured lumps on both sides at the back of my tongue?

Perhaps Normal: All of us have non-painful lumps on the sides & back of our tongues. So, what you're seeing could quite possibly be "normal" anatomy. However, there are many variations which look a bit odd, & there are also several conditions which could look as you describe. The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. If it's something unusual, you should know asap. See someone asap. ...Read more

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