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Bumps on the back of tongue?

Bumps on the back of tongue?

The most usual : Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist. ...Read more

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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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Can HPV cause bevelled spots on the side of the tongue?

Ask your doctor: Were you perhaps blessed with prominent foliate / fungiform taste buds in this location? If they're symmetric, this is probably what you're seeing. ...Read more

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Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Depends: Anything that does not appear normal to you should be visually evaluated by a dentist or physician to rule out dangerous lesions. If necessary, a biopsy is performed. Call a local healthcare provider for an appointment. ...Read more

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Sores on the tongue?

Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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What is missing on the smooth areas on the tongue?

What is missing on the smooth areas on the tongue?

Papillae: The tongue has bumps on it called papillae. Sometimes these shrink and you get smooth areas of the tongue. This is called atrophic glossitis. ...Read more

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Brown coating on the tongue what are the causes?

Brown coating on the tongue what are the causes?

Your GI: YOUR TONGUE MOST OF THE TIME REPRESENT OR A REFLEXION LIKE A MIRROR TO YOUR GI SYSTEM YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR GI SYSTEM ,DIARRHEA VS CONSTIPATION, FOOD YOU ATE, MEDICATION YOU ARE TAKING ,ALL OF THESE COULD REFLECT ON THE STATUS AND THE COLOR OF THE TONGUE. ...Read more

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Are bumps on the back of your tongue normal?

Yes : The larger bumps in the back of the tongue forming a row are called the circumvallate papillae. They are one of the structures that provide taste. ...Read more

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What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?

Get it checked: Get it checked. There are wart like lesions that grow in the mouth but it should not be bleeding. The general dentist or an oral surgeon can advise you what to do. ...Read more

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Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Sore bump on the side of the tongue which is the same color as tongue?

Injury?: Most likely an injury however i would see my dentist and have it checked if it is not better in a few days. Is there a sharp or jagged filling on that side of your mouth? ...Read more

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Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could  lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass. ...Read more

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Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

What can cause the taste buds on the tip of your tongue to swell up?

See dentist: Taste buds are only located on the extreme back and side of the tongue, not on the tip. See your dentist to get the tip of your tongue checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Can Fordyce spots be found on the corners of the mouth?

Yes: These ectopic sebaceous glands can be found most anywhere in the mouth. Normally they are found elsewhere on the skin. ...Read more

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Blister on your tongue on the sides. What can this be?

Blister on your tongue on the sides. What can this be?

Could be the : Result of trauma (bite / burn); could be an irritation fibroma. Best to be evaluated by a dentist or physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Can chewing on your tongue cause cancer?

Generally no: It is more likely to cause a fibroma which is benign. It can also cause white plaques, or keratinized areas that usually require other etiologic factors, like tobacco or alcohol, to contribute to cancerous lesions. That being said, see your dentist to get info on stopping this bad habit! ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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Does chewing the skin on the inside of your mouth and cheeks and smoking cause mouth cancer?

Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesions. It is important to break both habits soon. ...Read more

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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more