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Doctor insights on: Bumps On The Back Of The Tongue

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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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Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive. Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed. What is the cause?

Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive. Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed. What is the cause?

HSV 1&2: Most likely HSV1 Genitally, can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2. ...Read more

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Tips on how to get my son to latch on? He's 1 week old & I nursed him fine for 20 minutes in the hospital. But now he won't latch on. He just cries while I try to put it into his mouth. I suffer from engorgement because of this. I'd rather nurse than pump

Breast feeding: Each baby is different and if you already introduced him to a bottle, you may have difficulty getting him 2 latch to the breast. But don't fret, keep trying. Sometimes if ur breasts are engorged, you may need2 hop into a warm shower before u nurse so the milk flows easily and baby does nto get frustrated. Once he tastes the milk, he will want2 suck. Breast feeding progr. Rn at the hospital may help. ...Read more

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Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle?

Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle?

Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more

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What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't breathe in the oxygen?

What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't breathe in the oxygen?

Balloon pump: If you do not take your mouth off of a balloon pump you may deplete the oxygen in a closed space and get lightheaded. Most people will take a few breaths blow up a little then take a few more breaths and repeat. Lack of oxygen will eventually cause people to pass out. As the carbon dioxide level raises in the blood the desire to breath increases and the person will breathe faster. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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ER doc used Purell on his hands, handling the ER pump, before putting his still-wet hands in my mouth. Can Hep B or C or HIV have been transmitted?

ER doc used Purell on his hands, handling the ER pump, before putting his still-wet hands in my mouth. Can Hep B or C or HIV have been transmitted?

Hep B, C & HIV risks: Hep B, Hep C and HIV are transmitted by exchange of bodily fluids. It is highly unlikely for you to have been exposed during the encounter that you described. You are entitled to requesting that your doctors thoroughly wash their hands and wear gloves before examining you. ...Read more

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Why is the back of my tongue dry when I wake up?

Why is the back of my tongue dry when I wake up?

Dry tongue: The back of your tongue is dry when you wake most likely is that you are a mouth breather when sleeping. Many people sleep on their back, this can cause a person to mouth breathe when sleeping. Mouth breathing will cause a dry tongue. ...Read more

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The far back of my tongue is white and it doesn't go away when I scrape it it isn't thick just a very thin layer and has been there for ~3 months?

The far back of my tongue is white and it doesn't go away when I scrape it it isn't thick just a very thin layer and has been there for ~3 months?

White tongue common: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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I have lumps on back of my tongue?

Normal: 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. ...Read more

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The way back of my tongue hurts why?

The way back of my tongue hurts why?

Many causes.: Could be viral, acid reflux, post nasal drip.Allergies, trauma or other causes. It is hard to tell you exactly what is going on. An examination by a dentist can help you answer this. ...Read more

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Bumps on the back of my tongue, what is this?

Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...Read more

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What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

What can cause two bumps on the back of my tongue?

Tongue: Hello. What I believe you are seeing is just a normal variation of a healthy tongue. Your tongue requires adequate saliva for hydration, taste, speech (tongue movement) and swallowing food. Remember to drink adequate fluids and add more water in the winter months. Brushing your tongue is important but it doesn't sound like thrush. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What if I have three bumps on the back of my tongue?

Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! It may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more

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What can cause white bumps on the back of my tongue?

What can cause white bumps on the back of my tongue?

The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please describe these bumps on the back of my tongue?

Please describe these bumps on the back of my tongue?

We all have: Lumps on the back of our tongue. They are called papilla and usually are not noticeable except when inflamed. If the are sore/irritated see your pcp for a look at your throat and to check. It would be rare if these bumps are not these papilla. ...Read more

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What to do if I have little bumps at the back of my tongue?

What to do if I have little bumps at the back of my tongue?

Taste buds: Most likely the little bumps on the back of the tongue are called circumvallate papilla and are taste buds. If they are not red and tender, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue that hurt. What are they?

Normal??: There is a chevron of taste buds at the back of the tongue which sometimes get irritated. They usually run a course of 5 to 10 days of irritation and then get better. However the side off the tongue (way in the back) has different tissue. There is tonsillary tissue on the side of the tongue and that gets irritated for a whole different reason. Either way 5-10 days and you should feel better. ...Read more

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I've got massive red dots at the back of my tongue what are they?

Tongue structures: These are most likely circumvallate papillae which are dome-like structures found on the back of the tongue. They may appear reddened if they have been irritated. They are normal and provide some taste recognition. There is also an area around the base that releases saliva. ...Read more

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

Could be normal: There are lumps that are in the back area of the tongue that are normal. You might consider comparing them to an online diagram or photo. If there is no change in the shape or size or color I would not worry. If there is a change or you want to be sure that there is no problem, have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my tongue and I can't taste my food why

I have bumps on the back of my tongue and I can't taste my food why

Bumps Normal: Taste can be affected by sinus/ nasal congestion or allergies. See your physician
bumps on the back of the tongue are bigger towards the back normally. ...Read more

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What are the causes of there to be plaque on the back of my tongue?

What are the causes of there to be plaque on the back of my tongue?

Several reasons: This is an area that collects plaque, bacteria from eating and post-nasal drip.
Important to use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toothbrush to reduce this build up.
See tongue scraper photograph. ...Read more

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I have white stuff on the back of my tongue and big bumps on the back of my tongue?

Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read more

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Why would I have a tingling feel at the very back of my tongue? Almost feels like a bug crawling around

Why would I have a tingling feel at the very back of my tongue? Almost feels like a bug crawling around

While this could be: Something simple like minor trauma from an irritating food or even a burn, or it could be caused by something more serious. The sensation is caused by a disruption/dysfunction of the nerve supplying the tongue. Problems with calcium metabolism, B12 deficiency, or even a neurologic disease such as MS can cause these altered sensations. If persists, you need careful medical evaluation, ? Neurologist ...Read more

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Tonight I noticed bumps on the back of my tongue and I wanted to know could you help me with what's wrong?

Tonight I noticed bumps on the back of my tongue and I wanted to know could you help me with what's wrong?

May be nothing: Do you have any symptoms? Small bumps on the back of the tongue are normal. Unless it is causing pain or difficulty in swallowing, it is likely a normal issue that you did not notice earlier.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more