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What are little white round balls on my tongue? What are they? They're all over and hurt!

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Can be thrush?

Unless a doctor sees these white bumps, it is difficult to guess.
It could very well be thrush or bad oral hygiene.

In brief: Can be thrush?

Unless a doctor sees these white bumps, it is difficult to guess.
It could very well be thrush or bad oral hygiene.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Gregory Bussell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Hypertrophic papilla

White bumps on the tongue may be hypertrophic papillae or taste buds.
These can become enlarged and inflamed for many reasons. If they last more than a week you should see a doctor to try to find the cause.

In brief: Hypertrophic papilla

White bumps on the tongue may be hypertrophic papillae or taste buds.
These can become enlarged and inflamed for many reasons. If they last more than a week you should see a doctor to try to find the cause.
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Dr. Gregory Bussell
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