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Doctor insights on: Normal Tongue Pictures

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What do you suggest if I have bumps in back of tongue help.. (picture)?

What do you suggest if I have bumps in back of tongue help.. (picture)?

Bumps are normal: There are lots of taste buds on your tongue. Small bumps in the front and large bumps in the back. The ones in the back usually are aligned in an arrow pointing forward in the center. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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 painless, smooth red patch on my tongue, as seenin my profile picture. What is it?

I have a painless, smooth red patch on my tongue, as seenin my profile picture. What is it?

Possibly Geographic: Geographic tongue is not "normal", but rather a benign, usually, but not always painless, inflammatory process that alters normal tongue anatomy. It can come and go in its own. It will go away without treatment, but can and often will return. It is not contagious. Treatment is not necessary unless symptoms of burning develop, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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Hi i have a red patch on my tongue since 3 years , i am smoker, pls advice me about it. or should i send you the pictures....? Thanks

Hi i have a red patch on my tongue since 3 years , i am smoker, pls advice me about it. or should i send you the pictures....? Thanks

Smoker tongue lesion: 43 F Hi i have a red patch on my tongue since 3 years , i am smoker, pls advice me about it. or should i send you the pictures....? ANS: 1. stop smoking now. 2. show the spot on your tongue to your doctor. Let us know what is found. STOP SMOKING NOW! ...Read more

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Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry and not sure what I have.

Can we differentiate with pictures and explanation between fissured and pathological tongue disease? I am worry  and not sure what I have.

Yes and no: Fissured tongue really isnt a disease. It's just a characteristic that some people have. For an example, i've included a photo of fissured tongue. There are differing degrees as well, some more or less pronounced. If there is a concern that you have some sort of pathology, see a dentist for a professional opinion. ...Read more

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I have an toothache and it is real bad I have sent in some picture to u all of my mouth and how it looks.?

I have an toothache  and it is real bad I have sent in some picture to u all of my mouth and how it looks.?

Picture?: I don't see a picture, but please see your dentist as soon as possible. There are many dentists who have weekend hours. ...Read more

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Hi, i've smoked for about two months now and am 18. I have noticed some sores on my mouth. What are the chances that I have cancer? Picture attached

Hi, i've smoked for about two months now and am 18. I have noticed some sores on my mouth. What are the chances that I have cancer? Picture attached

Quit now: Can't see the picture, but chances of developing cancer after 2 months of smoking are very low. However, there's not a single worse thing you could be doing for yourself than starting smoking. Quit now. Really. ...Read more

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I have a painful sore on the corner of my mouth. can i send a picture?

I have a painful sore on the corner of my mouth. can i send a picture?

Sore: Probably perleche. Apply cortisone cream to area twice a day for one week ...Read more

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What are these Itchy red bumps at my cheeks? and below my mouth? they go back time to time on the same place. look at my profile picture to be sure

What are these Itchy red bumps at my cheeks? and below my mouth? they go back time to time on the same place. look at my profile picture to be sure

Picture not clear: Kindly resend a picture or more details, are those bumps related to shaving, certain foods, or just appear and go away, could be acne, won't be be able to assist you with the limited information you sent, have a nice day ...Read more

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Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area. Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image. ?

Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area.  Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image. ?

Angular cheilitis: A rash at both corners of the mouth simultaneously is angular cheilitis. Different causes may include vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune condition that can affect the mouth, viral infections, yeast infections, bacterial infections, atopic dermatitis/eczema, food allergy, contact dermatitis (for example to toothpaste or Chapstick), to name a few. Getting a check by your physician is usually best. ...Read more

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I have a painful white blot on my uvula and a couple of white spots on the roof of my mouth... I have good pictures its that bad?

I have a painful white blot on my uvula and a couple of white spots on the roof of my mouth... I have good pictures its that bad?

Needs evaluated: Pain is a sign of something wrong. Painful sores on vulva and roof of mouth need to be evaluated. Some std's are able to infect the mouth as well as the genitals. Your family physician or gyn should be able to properly evaluate, test and treat. ...Read more

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I have a sore inside my mouth, on my cheek and it feels likea canker sore. However, it doesn't resemble with any of the pictures that I have looked up. Could it be cancer?

I have a sore inside my mouth, on my cheek and it feels likea canker sore. However, it doesn't resemble with any of the pictures that I have looked up. Could it be cancer?

Wide variation: It's nice to try to diagnose something yourself by looking at pictures on the internet, but you really need a trained professional to take a look and diagnose this. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) can vary widely in size, appearance and number. ...Read more

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Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Are bumps at the back of tongue normal?

Yes: The papilla (bumps) on the back of your tongue are larger and differently shaped. Normal ...Read more

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Taste buds back of tongue normally large?

large taste buds: The taste buds at the back of the tongue on top are the ones that sense bitter foods/things but have a dentist look for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your tongue to feel itchy?

Is it normal for your tongue to feel itchy?

No: Perhaps it's some allergy or sensitivity. If it lasts consult with your dentist or physician. ...Read more