lumps on the back of my tongue

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Dr. R Lee Hinson answered:

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

These are likely

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Papilla that are normal "bumps " running across the back of your tongue. Many people can't see them nor dont notice them, but if they become slightly irritated or you look closely at the very back of your tongue you see the pink, raised, circumvallate papillae that are normal for that area. However, its best to let your dentist take a look to be sure.
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Dr. Louis Sterling answered:

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

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it's probably best that you see an ear, nose & throat doctor for an evaluation and treatment.
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I have huge lumps on the back of my tongue near my throat. is this normal?

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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.
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White tongue, small lumps on the roof of my throat and a few bumps on the back of my tongue, I was on accutane. Could that be it?

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Evaluated by a dentist or ENT. Impossible to render a diagnosis without an examination. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Brian Waggle answered:

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

Tongue bumps

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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.
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Dr. Daniel Wolter answered:

What could it mean when I have non painful, non discoloured lumps on both sides at the back of my tongue??

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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.
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Dr. Pamela Asseff answered:

I have lumps on back of my tongue?

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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.
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I have small fleshy lumps on back of my tongue about 20. Feels like food stuck on my tongue. They just appeared outa nowhere. Painless. But annoyin?

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Thet are notmal, do not worry
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What could have cause red spots and lumps in my daughters mouth? On the sides top and down the throat are little red spots and on the back of her tongue and down the throat as well are lumps...the ones on the tongue are also red, she complains of everythi

Sore mouth & tongue

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There are several possibilities. Acute or chronic herpetic gingivostomatitis, herpangina, and hand,foot and mouth disease. All are the result of viral infections. See your medical doctor, dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment.
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Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Taste buds or ?

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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.
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