what do bumps on your tongue mean

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Dr. Alan E. Zweig answered:

What do bumps on your tongue mean?

You have taste buds

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Normal, small bumps on your tongue are called papillae and are your taste buds.
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Dr. Alan E. Zweig answered:

What does purple bumps on your tongue mean?

Nothing

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Your tongue is filled with bumps, which may be pink or purple. Most likely it is a normal tongue, but check with your dentist to make sure.
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What do bumps on the back of the tongue mean?

Taste buds\papillae

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The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look.
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Dr. John C. Comisi answered:

What does it mean when you have little white bumps on your tongue that hurt?

Get examined

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It could be a number of things including irritation om rubbing on your teeth, to sensitivity to foods, to other things. Please get it checked by your dentist as soon as you can.
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Dr. Robert Devin answered:

What could bumps at the back of my tongue or throat mean?

Tongue Bumps

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The tongue has many things on its surface. There small and larger raised areas. These are called papillae The front2/3rds are hair like.. .fungiform Mid back circular ..conical, back and sides larger bumps foliate, and vallate. If pink of slightly white they're ok. Bleeding , pus or a sore on the tongue always needs a consultation with an Oral surgeon of Hospital DDS
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Dr. Raj Upadya answered:

What does it mean when your tongue is black and has pink bumps on it is that a sign of something?

Medication?

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Several medications could cause tongue darkening including bismuth (pepto bismol)... Also certain wines can darken the tongue to that extent as well...
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Dr. Priti Patel answered:

What does it mean when your throat hurts and have bumps on the side of your tongue?

Sign of infection

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Beginning sign of getting sick with possible bacterial or viral infection
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What does it mean when you get bumps that are inflamed on the sides of your tongue and your throat hurts?

Mouth Breathing

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This often occurs when someone has nasal congestion and is mouth breathing during their sleep at night. We purse our lips which causes air to move around the sides of the tongue causing it to dry out. The throat may also become dry and painful.
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Dr. Mazin S. Kizy answered:

My ears hurt and my is sore & I have wart lookin bumps on the back of my tongue what does this mean ?

See a physician

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You should see a physician. They could be your circumvallate papillae which may be inflamed. To be sure see your doctor.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

What does it mean if you have a sore dry throat, congested nose and bumps on the back of your tongue?

Cold virus

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It you feel,sick and have a fever you may have a virus or cold. There are a number of other things that can cause this. See a doctor if you are concerned or do not feel better soon.
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