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White On The Far Back Of Tongue
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
The most usual : Situation for patients that notice bumps on the back of the tongue is that they are seeing circumvallate papilla. They are the largest of the normal bumps on the tongue at the very back. They can become irritated on occasion and you might notice them more easily. If the bumps have become more noticeable and don't resolve in a few days, consult w your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably build up: Discoloration of the tongue is usually just that--discoloration. It is not usually associated with a disease. Yellow discoloration is typically build up that has collected on the rough surface of the tongue and can be removed over time by daily use of a tongue scraper, which is readily available in the pharmacy section of most stores, or can be obtained at a local dentist's office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds. Without seeing you, however, it is impossible to know if there is an issue requiring treatment. At the very least get a tongue scraper and see if it cleans up at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sore throat , red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and ?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more
Small like pimples with no white head on the far back base of my tongue what could it be it's only on the far back of the tongue no where else.
Red bumps on side of tongue.. Have on both sides but slighy worse on the right.. They are at the back side of the tongue.. Is this serious?
Most likely normal: There normally are red bumps in the area that you describe, so this may be a normal condition. But if you have pain, fever, or other symptoms of being sick or are concerned about this you should see a dentist and have this checked. Since we can't see you , please have it checked if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?
Not typical : Those are not typical symptoms one associates with syphilis. Syphilis and HIV testing can be done with a simple blood test at any doctor's office or public health clinic. White coating on the tongue is common in smokers and can be removed with a tooth brush or dental floss. ...Read more
Papillae: Probably normal papillae.Get a more detailed answer ›
Taste buds\papillae: 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. ...Read more
Circumvallate papill: These could be circumvallate papillae. They are a normal part of your tongue. To be sure, you should see a dentist and have them looked at. ...Read more
Family physician: Sorry but I would be guessing. Ask your physician. ...Read more
The surface of: The tongue is covered with papilla (which can resemble bumps). They are your taste buds. They can vary in size. If they are painful please consult with your dentist. Brushing your tongue as part of your oral hygiene regimen is beneficial. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Normal: Normal- actually- very dark blue may appear black. ...Read more
I have a red kind of sore on the edge of my tongue near the back, big bumps across the back and some whiteness. Cold symptoms gone. Just tongue pain.
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