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Swollen Taste Buds On Tongue
I'm 18, pharyngitis that doesn't seem to go away. Swollen taste buds on tongue and tonsil (right) that has sores on it and hurts to swallow ? Cancer?
Not cancer, but: you need to have it checked out. You are really too young and symptoms too quick on onset tothink it's cancer. As a young adult female, considerations include strept throat, as well as gonorrhea, mono, or other viral infection such as primary HIV infection if you have been sexually active without using protection recently. In the meantime, try gargling with salt water or use Listerine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of swollen taste buds all over tongue. They don't hurt, but had for over a month. What could this be and what will help with them?
Certain it's New?: Some people have larger taste buds near the back of their tongue naturally and sometimes recent foods have irritated them - esp. acidic or spicy foods. It could be normal and self-correct but it's best to have a dentist check if it's been more than a couple of months since you have been. ...Read more
Call your dentitst: Call your dentist to get them evaluated. They might not be swollen, but you might think they are. ...Read more
Are swollen taste buds & tongue an allergic rxn to medication? Mild/serious? I only bit into half of 50 mg prs tramadol tues. How long b4 seeing a dr?
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
Ihave had very painful swollen taste buds on sides & tip of my tongue for about 2 months now, i don't know what could be causing it or how to stop it.
Needs to be seen: There are many possible causes of your problem. Unfortunately, we can't diagnose the cause over the internet without a thorough medical and dental history and personal clinical examination. Start by seeing a general dentist or oral surgeon if you want to know what is causing it and how it can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to determine if there is an abnormality. ...Read more
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
Ive noticed a lump inside the middle of my tongue , a few taste buds look swollen just above it. its been there around 5 weeks now?
Lump on tongue: This is impossible to answer with a clinical examination and additional information. That being said, any lesion or swelling that has been present in or around your mouth for longer than 7-10 days needs to be examined. Call your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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