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My glands on the back of my toung are swollen. But not red or hurting ?

My glands on the back of my toung are  swollen. But not red or hurting ?

Normal taste buds: The most commonly observed "bumps" on the back of the tongue are what are known as circumvallate papillae and are the "taste buds" of the base of the tongue. If you feel that they have grown larger see an ENT physician for appropriate diagnosis and reassurance. ...Read more

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The gland on the under side of my tongue is swollen and a deep deep red, almost black in appearance. no pain, and my mouth is not dry. Thoughts?

The gland on the under side of my tongue is swollen and a deep deep red, almost black in appearance.  no pain, and my mouth is not dry.  Thoughts?

Oral swelling: Not knowing anything about you, not even your age, let alone your medical or social history, its not possible to provide you with a relevant response. Is the fullness firm, soft or fluctuant? how long has it been there? did it develop suddenly or gradually? Your description is suggestive of hematoma or AV fistula. I would recommend eval by your dentist or ENT. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue and throat are swollen and bumpy , doesn't hurt, just uncomfortable. Also, my glands are slightly inflamed. What caused this?

The back of my tongue and throat are swollen and bumpy , doesn't hurt, just uncomfortable. Also, my glands are slightly inflamed. What caused this?

Infection: This sounds like a bacterial or viral infection. Rest and relaxation to recover from this are in order. This may resolve on its own. If this gets worse or is not significantly better in 3 days, seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long ?

I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long ?

UVULA: First, it can be simply normal for you especially if you have no symptoms. However, some people get large and swollen ones when either allergic to something or a possible infection or actually also from snoring as the uvula bangs back and forth and gets traumatized. What fits for you? ...Read more

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Swollen tongue with smooth ridges around tip/side of tongue,red small bumps all the way on back of tongue & both tonsils are swollen big?no pain

Swollen tongue with smooth ridges around tip/side of tongue,red small bumps all the way on back of tongue & both tonsils are swollen big?no pain

Normal variant: Tongue shape and color can change constantly throughout day based on your stress level diet activity etc according to traditional Chinese Medicine. You may have eaten something that causes inflammation and if you aren't having shortness of breath or pain I would watch it. ...Read more

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I have took the cold but I have noticed that my glands in my throat have swollen and the back of my tongue has like enlarged tastebuds what is this?

Infection?: If you just got over a cold and now your throat and tonsils are sore and swollen you may have an infection developing. Strep throat is a common infection of the throat and your weakened immune system due to fighting the cold may have not been strong enough to keep the bacteria at bay. If this worsens, you experience a fever, or lasts longer than a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. is it a std or not?

Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. is it a std or not?

Normal/not specific: There is a prominent line of bump like glands at the base of the tongue, you may have never noticed as most don't look for them. Tonsil enlargement is not specific to the cause of their enlargement. If you are concerned about a std you can have it tested. ...Read more