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Swollen Vallate Papillae
Is it normal to see the vallate papillae in a healthy tongue? Is it normal they look like swollen red bumps? Or is it an indication of something wrong when also having a white coated tongue?
Thrush: A swollen red tongue with a white coating sounds like thrush (yeast infection of the mouth and throat). This is very rare in an adult and is often a sign of another more serious health problem like HIV infection or uncontrolled diabetes. Please, please see your doctor to get checked out! ...Read more
Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more
I have pink/Redish spots or sores in the floor of my mouth under my tongue and slightly enlarged vallate papilla with white around them when I brush.
(circum)vallate: Papillae are 7-12 dome-shaped structures arranged in a v at the back of the tongue. See image. Like other papillae (filiform & fungiform) they have taste buds on them & are involved in the sense of taste. As the image shows, they appear to have a wall surrounding the central structure; hence the name 'vallate'. ...Read more
Is enlarged circumvallate papillae contagious? My girlfriend has it and I woke up with it this morning
Wel: I think you're just describing a large papilla er this is not contagious ...Read more
Right side circumvallate papillae is bit larger than left side. It sometimes pain. Is there anything to go for biopsy?
No: It's common to have a transient papillitis. ...Read more
Normal anatomy: Circumvallate papillae are they large taste buds on the tongue. They are a normal anatomical structures of your tongue and do not go away. Hope it helps. ...Read more
tongue bumps: On the back of your tongue are several larger bumps than normal taste buds. These are entirely normal and are part of your tasting and digestive apparatus. ...Read more
Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can Circumvallate Papillae become large for any other reasons than being sick? I am not sick, and I haven't bitten my tounge... I am a smoker.
Went to dr for swelling on back of tongue. He said its just my circumvallate papillae are unevenly distributed and bigger on one side. Normal?
Perhaps normal: Back of tongue also contains the lingual tonsils which may be asymmetrically enlarged in some cases. Get check out by an ent. ...Read more
Have enlarged circumvallate papillae and is painful whenever I swallow, I smoke weed/tobacco and have thrown up recently want to know what's causing it?
There are any of: A number of potential causes for your symptoms. It would be reasonable to stop smoking for a few weeks and see if things improve. If not then you should see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Circumvallate papill: See your dentist. Identifying these structures is part of dental training. ...Read more
Had oral sex few days ago n im suspicious of having Oral HPV. There are inflamed circumvallate papillae like bumps and infectious sores on soft palate.
See your doctor: It is worth being evaluated for your symptoms. ...Read more
Recently I had enlarged circumvallate papillae I've taken antibiotic, did mouthwash and took antibacterial tablets and nothing? I have a weird mouth taste and my mouth is dry most of time what'swrong?
Self medication: Self medication is counter-productive and may be dangerous. Enlarged papillae doesn't mean that they are infected (so antibiotic's wrong) or inflamed (so mouthwash's wrong). See professionals, both your Dentist and your Physician. What you think are large papillae may be normal, or may have a physical cause. Weird taste and dry mouth may be due to meds, systemic disease, syndrome. See Pros. ...Read more
My circumvallate papillae are extremely inflamed and my tongue has a yellow mucus on it. There is also some blisters in my mouth. What could this be?
I have had recurrent inflamed papillae that move around only tongue the past two months, enlarged circumvallate papillae that do not hurt but I can feel them on the back of my throat and a chronic red throat but again not painful. These inflamed tastebuds
See your dentist: For further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. Based on the findings, you may need to be referred to as an oral surgeon, an EENT, . depending on the complexity of the case. ...Read more
Noticed I've had swollen "circumvallate papillae" in the back of my throat. Happened after a viral infection but never seemed to go back to normal.?
It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without additional information and a visual examination.
If you are having swelling that has not subsided after 5-7 days, see your dentist or an ENT specialist for a clinical and visual examination. ...Read more
Healthtap Basic: You asked this question on HealthTap Basic which is the site for medical education. Photographs can be sent when using HealthTap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more
Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks. ....
Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it? . Worried....
Tongue pain/swelling: Do you feel a bump in your tongue? Did you bite it.? Tell your pcp md. I think it is irritated, the question is from what - infection, inflammation, B12 deficiency, or tumor the top causes. Pain is bad as means big enough to pinch nerves along the way. See your dentist or dental surg or ENT or pcp md if not getting better. If any nodes in neck are sore and if you had a cough or cold, tell md. ...Read more
Cysts/Two flavors: A pus producing mass may be covered with a cystic membrane, abscess. A developmental mass may have the same covering. It is highly possible there has been trauma to the area. Crust of bread, heat are two common sources. Once the papilla is swollen it is easy to hit it with the lower teeth and perpetuate the swelling. ...Read more
I have a swollen foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue and it is slightly pointed like a skin tag. It is flesh colored and not very painful. I removed part of the top part myself. Should I be concerned?
It should clear: Up on it's own. Don't mess with it. See a dentist if it persists. ...Read more
Underneath my tongue is swollen, not my tongue. (Bottom front of my mouth.) I think it's called sublingual papilla. Also the lymphnode is swollen.
Question?: Your issue can be an infection, a blocked salivary duct, or a growth. More information would be needed to properly diagnose. Swellings under the tongue can become dangerous if they rapidly grow since they can push your tongue backwards, causing airway blockage. Please have your self evaluated at once. ...Read more
I have swollen circumvallate papillae like blisters back of my tongue& Red &yellow sores on soft palate. Can't take antibiotics cause im allergic. Helpp?
Treat topically: Knowing what antibiotics that you are allergic to would be helpful. A prescription mouth rinse containing chlorhexidine gluconate may be helpful. An over the counter rinse of kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. An examination by a dentist or physician is in order! Good luck getting the help you need.! ...Read more
Anasarca?: If there is swelling involving the entire body, the list of things that can cause it is long. Abnormalities relating to the heart, kidneys, intestines and the endocrine system can do this. Certain medications are implicated as well. Being more specific about the swelling would help your doctor provide a better answer. The complaint of "body swelling" requires a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
Podría ser normal, pero más notable debido a la pérdida de peso. Puede haber inflamación debido a una lesión en las costillas o la espalda, una hernia de estómago, o un tumor. Consulte a su médico.
It could be normal, but more noticeable due to weight loss. May be inflammation due to a rib or back injury, a stomach hernia, or tumor. See your doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Has there been injury? Does he have signs or symptoms of infection? One could consider tumor as the cause. This is not normal and I would recommend an urgent evaluation. Torsion of the testicles is another consideration but not common for both to have such an incident. Urge him to get checked out. ...Read more
Otolaryngologist: This is dependant on several factors. Does it come and go? Is it painful? Is the skin above tragus red? I believe you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) to give you a real answer for this question. ...Read more
If that is a: Question instead of a statement, and you want to know why the end of your foreskin is swollen -- you need to let your doctor take a look at if for the proper diagnosis and treatment. If the entire foreskin is swollen and tight, you need to have it evaluated quickly. ...Read more
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