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Dr. Kari Sakurai answered:

I've got small, painful white bumps on my tongue. What should I do?

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Dr. Mark Hanna answered:

I have had a painful white bump under my tongue for two weeks what is it and wha t should i do?

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Most likely it is a sialolith which is a small white calcified stone which can block your salivary duct (a duct where your saliva flows out from under your tongue) and cause the area to swell up and become painful. You need to see your dentist immediately to see if he or she can remove it. You may possibly have to see an oral surgeon for a minor surgical procedure to remove it.
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I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore

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If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer(canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it!
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Dr. Harold Peltan answered:

I have small bumps on the back of my tongue and are not painful. I am getting through a cold. Could this be related? Maybe an allergic reaction?

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It can be related to a cold, or it may be the normal large bumps that can occur and you just noticed. There can be some other causes so you may want to see your doctor.
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Dr. RON BELL answered:

4.5 year old daughter, white bump on/under tongue. 3-4mm diameter. Seems hard. Says it is not painful or sensitive. 1cm behind tip of tongue in center

Accident history?

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It sounds like a scar from a fall. Has that ever happened ? Time to visit a pediatric or general dentist for an exam.
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The back gum between my two front top teeth is turning white, i have 3-4 tiny painful white bumps on tongue, green mucus like pus coming from gum. ?

Yuk !

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Dr. RON BELL answered:

painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Not usually

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The tip of the tongue is not a common site for Herpes. You need an exam by a dentist, oral surgeon or physician to have a diagnosis made.
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I have 3 red bumps on back of tongue and white ulcers at the tip and sides started 1 weeks ago itchy and painful when eating/smoking. What isit? Cure?

Apthous ulcers

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Or stomatitis, which are essentially "cold sores" in your oral cavity/tongue, causing ulcerations and inflammation. They can be painful or when smoke aggravates them. Often caused by the Herpes simplex 1 virus. Very common in many people. Some antivirals can help, but they will often go away in time. Some anesthetic medications can also provide relief from the pain. Good luck to you.
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Dr. Leon F. Gerard answered:

I get white painful bumps on my tongue every time I drink beer. Is it a coincidence? Can alcohol cause that? I've never had herpes but could I on tong

Sensitivity to beer

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Since u say it happens every time u drink beer, I would say that precludes it being a coincidence. I can't say for sure what ingredient in the beer is the offending agent, but clearly u r sensitive to something in beer. And "sensitive" u can read as "sort of allergic". It could be wheat, could be any number of things. Try switching brands. Try a diff't liquor, like spirits, to see if same thing ha
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Sometimes, I get slightly painful and white tastebud-looking bumps on my tongue and the side of tongue. They go away after a day or 2. I don't have HIV. Is it normal?

Perhaps but..

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Without actually seeing in person what you are referring to, we can't give you an accurate answer and would only be venturing an educated guess. Have your dentist take a look when it's present or at its worst.
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