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Swollen Taste Buds On Back Of Tongue
Not typically: Gastric malt lymphoma is usually characterized by being localized to the stomach alone. The back of the tongue is a part of another lymphatic region known as waldeyer's ring and people can develop lymphoma there, but swollen tastebuds is not a common appearance for lymphoma. So they are not guaranteed to be related. If you have a gastric malt and are suspicious, see an ent. ...Read more
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality. ...Read more
I have somewhat swollen taste buds on the middle & back of my tongue feels like i burnt it. Is this what a burn feels like or could it be something else?
Possibly: If you recently ate something very hot this could be the result. Most of the time people burn the roofs of their mouth when eating or drinking something hot but the tongue happens often also. If it is a burn you should be ok and the symptom should resolve within a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen taste buds on the back of my tongue. Also chronic sinus issues, but bumps are new. They're not painful, normal tongue color. Allergies?
Taste buds on back of tongue are red, prominent, swollen, but painless. They form a v-shape, but look different than normal. Should i see doctor?
Circomvalate papilla: There are enlarged taste bud structures toward the back of the tongue, arranged like an arrow head, that are normal and may be what you are seeing. See a dentist for a consult to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
My taste buds on the back of my tongue have been swollen for a couple months. Some bumps on the side. I wake up with a film on my tongue. Am I ok?
Taste buds, normal?: I can't tell you whether or not you have oral herpes over the internet, but if that is your only symptom or complaint, I would not draw that conclusion. There are large taste buds at the back of your tongue and in fact they may be normal anatomy. Your own dentist can examine you for any dental issues or concerns and your own physician can evaluate any medical issues or concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why have I been getting a good amount of swollen taste buds on the tip of my tongue that turn into ulcers then go away, but come back. Is this serious?
Check your diet: Many people get swollen or inflamed taste buds and they can be quite painful. They usually break open or ulcerate and then heal. Often certain foods can be triggers for these. Keep a diary of what you are eating and when you get the taste buds then you should be able to eliminate the culprit. For me it tends to be when I eat a large amount of vitamin C containing foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?
See a doctor: You also asked about gential violet for vaginal yeast infection. See my reply to that question. Oral thrush is uncommon in otherwise healthy persons. "Painless white stuff" usually isn't yeast (thrush), just a garden variety "coated tongue", which can occur with colds and any number of minor health issues. Don't use GV, which isn't recommended for oral treatment. See a doctor for both problems. ...Read more
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