Bumps on Back of Tongue?

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The tongue is a highly sensitive organ covered with small bumps called papillae and tastes buds. Sometimes these bumps can take on an abnormal appearance or new bumps may develop on the tongue, causing discomfort or alarm. If you have small red bumps on your tongue, they may be inflamed taste buds. This can be caused irritating foods, tobacco, infection, nutritional deficiency or physical injury. Larger sores may be mouth ulcers or canker sores, which can be managed with antiseptic mouth rinses; they usually heal on their own.

If you have a sore or lump that does not heal within two weeks, it may be something more serious such as oral cancer. If your symptoms are alarming, severe or persistent, consult your doctor. They will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe a course of treatment.
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Small, painful red bumps are usually just inflamed or irritated papillae that should return to normal within a few days. Bumps with open sores may be caused by oral lichen planus, which usually clears up on its own.
If you have prolonged issues, consult your doctor.
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