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Red And White Bumps On Back Of Tongue
I have red/white bumps on the back of my tongue with some white coating. Also yellow coating in middle of tongue with few bleeding taste buds.
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Found red bumps&white coating on very back of tongue. Spicy food? Seasonal Allergies? Oral STD? I've had spicy food, weather has changed, maybe STD? : (
Tongue papillae?: Everyone has a row of 7-12 large (2-3 mm) papillae across the back of the tongue, called circumvallate papillae, perhaps what you have noticed. Google it for photos to compare. Entirely normal, not caused by any of the things you mention. No STD is a likely cause of any kind of painless bumps in the moth. But since STDs are on your mind, you're probably at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
Inflamation: It is not uncommon to have red bumps on the back of tongue. However redness and bumps on the tongue and throat means inflammation. It could be from post-nasal drainage to acid reflex. If it last longer than a week, go to your md. Throat irritation from acid reflex can lead to serious complications including cancer. ...Read more
Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Had cancer oral screening 7 weeks ago (all okay.) since then I've developed red bumps on back of tongue and along sides of tongue. Could it be cancer?
Probably Not: See a dentist to determine if the bumps are an irritation or infection or if it is the normal appearance of your taste buds (in the back - see diagram). The dentist can tell you if you have a problem and if so, determine the most appropriate treatment. And if you don't have a problem, having the dentist tell you, will make you feel better! ...Read more
Red cluster scattered bumps on back of tongue. It's been like that for 4 months. N I have 2 tonsils on the same side swollen. Is it a std or not?
Normal/not specific: There is a prominent line of bump like glands at the base of the tongue, you may have never noticed as most don't look for them. Tonsil enlargement is not specific to the cause of their enlargement. If you are concerned about a std you can have it tested. ...Read more
Red bumps on back of tongue and small area of white coating around them on taste buds. Been there for 2 weeks and no pain. Use asthma inhaler.?
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: 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. ...Read more
Large red bumps on back of tongue. Can feel them touching roof of mouth when mouth is closed. Feels like an ulcer is forming. Cause?
Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.
What could possibly cause big bumps on back of tongue and red sore throat. Some white spots on throat. No fever. Same symptoms for over 6 mo or more?
Ent doc: With symptoms present for that duration, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more
Back of tongue & throat are white &roof of mouth has red spots. Bumps on back of tongue&very small white spots on tonsils. No pain or fever. Strep maybe?
Mostly normal: These are your taste buds, and everyone has them. The only reason for concern is if they change size, shape, or color. ...Read more
Bumps on tongue: This may be the normal appearance of your tongue papillae or lingual tonsils especially if you don't have any symptoms or discomfort. If you smoke, stop. If the bumps are tender or worrisome see your doctor. ...Read more
Red bumps on side of tongue. Have on both sides but slighy worse on the right. They are at the back side of the tongue. Is this serious?
Most likely normal: There normally are red bumps in the area that you describe, so this may be a normal condition. But if you have pain, fever, or other symptoms of being sick or are concerned about this you should see a dentist and have this checked. Since we can't see you, please have it checked if you are concerned. ...Read more
I am careless in cleaning tongue. Now few days before I noticed white coating with red small taste buds like bumps back of tongue. Is it normal?
Hi Dr. So I currently have irritating bumps in the back of my tongue this has happened to me once before but this time one of the bumps are red what?
Tongue bumps: It is advisable to ensure you're on a multivitamin and getting the rda for vot b; vit c; zinc and vit A. try gargling the mouth with salt water to cleanse, and ensure good dental hygiene. Should this persisit you need to see your gp to exclude any inflammatory conditions or malabsorbtion causes that may cause this condition. It all could be normal. ...Read more
I have a bump on the back right side of my tongue that is painless and not unusually colored (a little red. I'm 21 and a non-smoker (also rarely drink?
More information: Jake how long have you had this lump? Has it changed in size or shape? You need to give a better history. If the lesions does not improve or it worsens then you must see your doctor and perhaps have a biopsy ...Read more
Anatomy normal: The top of people's tongues can be different colors. White coatings can come from something that you ate, or a product that you are using. The red bumps on the back of your tongue may the normal appearance of taste buds called cirumvallate papilla. If you have any concerns at all, I would recommend seeing a dentist for an evaluation as white and red colorings may indicate things out of the norm. ...Read more
Taste buds: Most likely they are your taste buds. Ask your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Red bumps: I think that you are talking about inflamed circumvallate papillae, the taste buds on the back of the oral tongue. This can happen with a viral infection. See a doctor if it does not get better soon. ...Read more
Bumps tongue: The tongue is made up of tiny little bumps that get bigger toward the back of the tongue and may get larger with illness. ...Read more
I got red bumps on the back of my tongue big and smal. They hurt and make it hard to eat. What could it be?
The back of the tongue has different size "bumps" that are normal. Inflammation of these papillae can occur from various problems. I would start with basic oral hygiene.
Brushing the teeth and using an alcohol free mouthwash at least twice a day. Use a tongue scraper if there is build up on the tongue. If this doesn't improve things then an evaluation is important to find out what is going on. ...Read more
I have red bumps like in like pairs of two at the back of my tongue...what could they be, I have had them for like a year now I guess?
Sounds normal: This sounds like the normal anatomy of a tongue. If your worried, see your primary care provider for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long?
First, it can be simply normal for you especially if you have no symptoms.
However, some people get large and swollen ones when either allergic to something or a possible infection or actually also from snoring as the uvula bangs back and forth and gets traumatized.
What fits for you? ...Read more
I have red bumps on the back on my tongue, there appears to be more coming. It feels as though there is something stuck on my. Tongue etc.
See your dentist: The tongue naturally has bumps known as papillae and those on the back of the tongue are larger than those on the front. However, if the bumps on the back of the tongue appear to be growing or changing shape or color they should be investigated to determine what is wrong. ...Read more
Small red bump 1mm on tip / underside of tongue. Comes and goes weekly. Went to DDS after 2 weeks, she said not 2 wry. But it keeps coming back??
See your dentist: Some conditions may require further assessment, tests and your dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have two red bumps; one on each side of my tongue. I recently saw some other small bumps right to the back back of my tongue. What could this be?
Maybe normal: They maybe normal bumps. See a dentist and have them evaluate the area. ...Read more
Hey, I have like lot of red bumps in pairs of two or three at the back of my tongue...they do not irritate or anything, but I think I had them 1 yr bk?
Sounds normal: These sound like normal papillae.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I use steel tongue cleaner small taste bud like bumps removed. I can't clean the back side of tongue. It appear as red colour bumps. No painy, itchy.
Brush top of tongue: We want you to clean the top of your tongue. It's not necessary to clean the side back portion of the tongue. ...Read more
I'm worried about a red painless bump (s) on the back right side of my tongue. I'm 21 and do not smoke. I also do not drink alcohol much at all.?
Taste buds: Those painless bumps on the back of your tongue are supposed to be there. They are taste buds and are called circumvellate papillae. Do not worry about them. Good luck and feel better ...Read more
Could be taste buds: The dorsum (top surface) of the tongue is full of taste buds. The posterior part of the tongue will have some small rounded bumps that may represent taste buds known as fungiform papillae and larger ones known as circumvallate papilla. ...Read more
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