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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?

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

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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

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

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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.

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.

Color change: Any white or red spots in the mouth should be evaluated. Can't see you, palpate the area, examine adjacent structures, in this forum. Your Dentist is exquisitely trained to answer your questions based on a clinical examination. Pl, ease call to schedule one. ...Read more

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What is vallate papillea?

What is vallate papillea?

(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

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Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Inflamed circumvallate papillae for a few months. What could be the reason?

Tongue inflammation: Hi, that could be due to Acid reflux, Allergy causing posterior nasal discharge, eating and drinking hot food and drinks, eating spicy food, biting on tongue, Alcohol, smoking and poor dental hygiene. ...Read more

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My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so I may get infected?

My friend have circumvallate papillae and she sucked me so I may get infected?

Unclear question: We all have circumvallate papillae. That will not cause an infection. If she has other infections, like HSV, HPV, gonorrhea, or syphilis etc, you could get infected. ...Read more

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How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

How long does it take for circumvallate papillae to go away?

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

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What is circumvallate papillae and are they normal? What they do and why they come from? Please

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

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Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

Does circumvallate papillae causes cancer?

No: Their presence is normal - these taste- bud containing papillae are part of normal anatomy of the tongue. They may become inflamed usually due to viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

When will circumvallate papillae on the tongue go away?

Never: They are your taste buds. If they are inflamed or painful, please see your dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Smoking can cause it: Smoking can irritate your tongue and cause enlargement of the papillae. Canker sores, acid reflux, ulcerative colitis or other cancers of the mouth may cause enlargement also. It would be good to try to get into a program to help you cut down and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Circumvallate papillae on the tongue right side large as peas its normal or not?

Circumvallate papillae on the tongue right side large as peas its normal or not?

Infection: Circumvallet papilla are larger than other papillas but they should all be the same size. You may have an infection. If there is pain, swelling, fever then see a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. The cause is unknown. Topical medications otc applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.?

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.?

Throat: 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

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How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

How do I send a picutre for my swollen foliate papillae on my right side.

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

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Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks. ....

Hi there, can foliate papillae become cancerous??? Mine are swollen and inflamed many thanks. ....

This isn't: Nobody knows why these get inflamed. Some folks have them turn red, swell up and hurt. This isn't cancer but it can be annoying. Ask your physician about mouthwash, hygiene measures, maybe hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it? . Worried....

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

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Swollen foliate papillae on right side of tongue?

Examination: Any pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please schedule with an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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My incisive papilla is very swollen and tender. Would this more likely be a cyst or an abscess?

My incisive papilla is very swollen and tender. Would this more likely be a cyst or an abscess?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What is the cause of my body swollen?

What is the cause of my body swollen?

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

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How I can care the swollen apéndice xifoides

How I can care the swollen apéndice xifoides

Más información: 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

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My boyfriend has swollen balls what could cause this?

My boyfriend has swollen balls what could cause this?

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

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Swollen area infront of neck?

Swollen area infront of neck?

Many: Thyroid mass, enlarged lymph node, skin infection. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles get swollen?

Why do my ankles get swollen?

More info needed: Without more history, we can't say why your ankles are swollen. There are many possibles causes, including fluid retention, poor circulation, heart failure, and medications. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Tragus swollen what's the cause?

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

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I have extremely swollen clitoris?

I have extremely swollen clitoris?

Enlarged clitoris: Get an gyn evaluation. Your gyn will check hormones if needed. ...Read more

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The end of my foreskin is swollen?

The end of my foreskin is swollen?

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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White swollen clitoris? What is it?

White swollen clitoris? What is it?

NEEDS TO BE CHECKED: It needs to be checked as there may be yeast infection or some other infection. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen vaginal area?

? reaction: Swelling is usually an inflammatory reaction including a possible allergic reaction. See your gyn to determine the extent of swelling and get a proper exam to determine your exact cause. Good luck. ...Read more