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What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?

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Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Nature

Those are your taste buds.

In brief: Nature

Those are your taste buds.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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