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Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Sore lumps on back of tongue?

Taste buds or ?: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as to the cause, see pcp, ENT or dentist. No one can render an accurate diagnosis over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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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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.

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.

Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A throat culture can help differentiate the etiology. See your physician. ...Read more

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Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Sore lumps on the back of throat?

Get checked out: Without seeing your throat, I recommend you to see an ENT doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Weird bumps on back of tongue and throat?

Taste buds: Likely what you are noticing are your taste buds and possibly some lymph gland tissue (tonsil ) which is normally there. Often they will look like suction cups with stalks holding them up. Normal stuff - not to worry. If you see red/white spots on back of throat, then see MD as it may be strep. Look online for pic of taste buds at back of tongue. ...Read more

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Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Virus: What you describe sounds like a viral infection. The most likely infection would be Herpes Simplex. An allergic reaction to medication or food could do this as well with citrus fruits being the likely culprit in the food category. You should see a doctor ASAP and get this problem diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat ?

My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue
some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat 
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Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

Lumps on back of tongue and down throat, std?

Possible, not likely: The 'bumps'' on the back top of your tongue are circumvalate papillae-type of taste bud. On the sides are lingual tonsils. White bumps on/in the tonsils are generally sialoliths, or tonsil stones. They usually pass without notice, but can frequently create inflammation, mild pain and serious bad breath. See your dentist to be sure that it's not abnormality--especialy if high risk behaviors exist. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Normal but see doc: It's probably just some lymph tissue and it is normal. If you have further concerns, i recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils bumps on back of my tongue kinda sore female 39

Swollen tonsils bumps on back of my tongue kinda sore female 39

What's the question?: The bumps on the back of your tongue are probably just your one of your taste glands. The swollen tonsils indicate some type of reaction to inflammation or infections such as a head cold, etc. ...Read more

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Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Get checked!: It sounds like you might have strep throat, which must be treated to prevent serious complications, and to make you feel better quicker. Get seen soon! ...Read more

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White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain any ideas ?

White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain  any ideas ?

See dentist : The white coating on the tongue could be a sign of an underlying illness that had been ongoing. The red sore and the bump on the gum are of concern. Consultation with the dentist is very important. Together with your physician the overall reasons for this occurrence can be determined treated and improved by them. Please get seen as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isnt sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Red dots on roof of mouth and sore throat and rash on arm?

Red dots on roof of mouth and sore throat and rash on arm?

Virus: Could be a secondary hermetic outbreak. Most people had the chicken pox as a child and have the herpes virus lying dormant in their system. A herpes outbreak in the mouth can look like little spots with a red ring around them. Give it a week to ten days and it may be gone. ...Read more

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Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Many things.: The bumps are probably the normal papillae of the tongue, although without actually seeing it, we can't be absolutely certain of that. The swollen tonsils and sore throat would need to be diagnosed by your physician. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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