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Bumps On The Back Of The Tongue
Probably build up: Discoloration of the tongue is usually just that--discoloration. It is not usually associated with a disease. Yellow discoloration is typically build up that has collected on the rough surface of the tongue and can be removed over time by daily use of a tongue scraper, which is readily available in the pharmacy section of most stores, or can be obtained at a local dentist's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circumvallate papill: These could be circumvallate papillae. They are a normal part of your tongue. To be sure, you should see a dentist and have them looked at. ...Read more
Just one: Without an exam, it is hard to say. But what you are seeing is most likely one single tonsil that has two large areas or you might actually have a growth on your tonsil. Because it is not normal looking, you really should have it checked out by an ENT specialist, who is an expert on tonsil problems. ...Read more
Papillae: Probably normal papillae.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have dark red spots on the bottom of my mouth under the tongue on the floor of my mouth. Not painful?
Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and not going away, then please see a physician or dentist. The floor of the mouth is a really common area for oral cancer and it is best to definitively determine what the spots are than to wait for something unfortunate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dark spot on the side of my gum where the teeth are all the way in the back of my mouth.
I have lots of small orange bumps on the back of my throat. The very back (not on the tounge) and a few on the roof of my mouth. What couldn't be ?
Itching sore or rash: Hi without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age i would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are some other possibilities but if the itch is persistent and/or your sore is increasing you may need to be seen by a trusted medical provider. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.
Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the brain itself. These tend to resolve without any specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil as needed. The other symptoms are unrelated and are nonspecific without other information. An examination by your physician is needed an proper referrals made ...Read more
I have a large knot on the back right side of my neck and a couple of smaller knots on the right side of my head also in the back. None which hurt. ?
Knot: I wonder if you're describing enlarged lymph nodes which can occur in those regions in response to conditions like scalp infection, viral infections,blood disorders or malignancies. Muscle knotting would be an unusual finding in those areas. I recommend that you have these masses examined by a physician to be sure. ...Read more
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