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White On The Far Back Of Tongue
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.
Not pimples: They are the taste buds, completely normal! ...Read more
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
Circumvallate...: …papillae. If they are arranged in a "v" shape it's a normal part of the surface of your tongue. My question is - how the heck do you even see them! ...Read more
Been experiencing large clusters of lumps on the far back of tongue for 3 weeks. Any advice/insight is appreciated.
Lumps in tongue:
Are they stable in size?, create swallowing problems, pain, difficulty in breathing, or in clearing tracheal secretions? The causes are multiple. You should see an ENT specialist, he may do a biopsy. The time is to long usually by now most are in process of remission.
Lie bumps are little red or white bumps on the tongue. They may form due to stress, hormones, particular foods.
Canker sores are another form of tongue bumps. They typically get better within 10 days without treatment.
Most bumps on the tongue aren’t serious, but some may be cancerous
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis)
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers)
Mouth Cancer ...Read more
Ate a sour candy. Immediately felt like I had a swollen tastebud on far back of tongue. Still there on day 4. How long until it goes away? Annoying!
Varies: This condition happens a lot and it is usually caused by an inflammatory reaction to some ingredient within the candy. I understand how annoying this must be. This should resolve soon enough. I would give it up to 10 days to go away and if it doesn't then have the area checked by a doctor or dentist. ...Read more
Irritation under far back of tongue for 2 wks, bitter taste, thick whiteness in middle of back of tongue, sour taste, salivation. What could this be?
Please see your ENT to have your tonsils checked.
Large bumps on tongue at back are taste buds. ...Read more
For 3 days I have felt dry throat & like crumbs stuck on far back of tongue on left. No pain but annoying. GP said she doesn't see anything sinister?
Coated tongue: Many people develop a coating on their tongue which can be easily removed by using a tongue scraper daily. However, if you have pain or discomfort or that does not resolve this issue, you should see your dentist as there are other conditions that require treatment. ...Read more
BITTENtongue: Yes of course it can be sewn back. Tongue has a very good blodd supply and it helps to heal faster then other cuts, and the healing is pretty fast. ...Read more
There are multiple big white dots it the back of tongue. They are slightly painful. Tongue is also white?
Normal papillae?: Everybody has a row of 7-11 prominent taste buds on the back of the tongue, arranged in a shallow V shaped line. They're called circumvallate papillae; google it for photos. Perhaps yours are currently more obvious because of your coated tongue, which is common itself especially during minor viral infections, altered nutrition, etc. Probably nothing to worry about, but see doctor if uncertain. ...Read more
Is it normal for the back of the tongue to be darker than the front? When I pulled my tongue out I noticed the difference in color.
Not usually: Not usually. If you have any symptoms, have your doc or an oral surgeon look at it. ...Read more
I have randomly been discovering I have bitten my tongue (every 2 weeks or so). Usually I notice in the morning, and it is always far back and painful?
Possible seizures: You may be suffering from nocturnal seizures with those types of symptoms. You should bring this up with your primary doctor so they can examine what you're referring to as the bite marks and see if they decide that a consult with a neurologist may be appropriate. Wanna chat in a private session? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...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 more
Lingual tonsils: Raised areas at the base of tongue (behind the curvature of tongue) are a normal variant of lymphatic tissue, like tonsils and adenoids. In fact they are called lingual tonsils and help form a protective ring of lymphatics in throat like immigration checkpoint against invading bacteria and viruses. They can cause snoring and sleep apnea. If recently enlarged then can be a sign of disease. ...Read more
Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by spots.... Some may be normal and others can be a sign of pathology. It may be best to have a doctor look to see what your talking about. Especially if there is a change in color or size in a short period of time.. ...Read more
Normal: Probably a normal papillae on the tongue. Best to have a dentist or an oral surgeon look at it to be sure it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Could be normal: Some of the taste buds on the tongue can be more prominent than others. Many people just don't look very often to see what is normal for them. Of course, some bumps could be abnormal. Check with your dentist to see. ...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
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 more
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