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I have small bumps on back of my tongue. what could this b

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I have small bumps on back of my tongue. what could this be
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Any sore throat or pain while swallowing?Did you just find it incidently?

Any bleeding from the spots?

Are they arranged in a line ?

Smoking?

Please let me know

Dr.Tharun
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no pain or bleeding. they have been there for about a month. they are like a small v in the back. and i think it causing maybe bad breath. i dont smoke
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

There are taste buds and small lymph tissue which is present normally in the tongue.These are no new growths and you need not worry about them.

I hope this helps you

Regards

Dr.Tharun
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i dont undertsnad your answer.
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

The red bumps arranged in the V shape at the back of the tongue are the papillae containing tatse buds of the tongue present in everybody and are not new bumps because of some disease.

I have just put a pic for you.

I hope this clears your doubt.graphic


Any more doubts feel free to ask.

Regards

Dr.Tharun

Edited by Dr.Tharun on 11/9/2009 at 2:55 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
so whats causing the odor and will this ever go away. examploe not inflame or noticable. is there anything i can do to cure this or help the situation.
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Bad breath is due to over colonization of normal bacterial flora in the oral cavity.The best measure would be to brush your teeth twice a day and use a mouth wash with antiseptic properties which can reduce the bacterial count.Brush your tongue also to dislodge the bacteria lodged between the grooves.flossing can also help.
Drink lot of water and eat healthy.

If these measures does not help then see your doctor to look for sinusitis and gum infections and caries.

I hope this helps you

Regards

Dr.Tharun

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