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last week I noticed 2 or 3 red bumps on the side of my tongue. My tongue was a little sore at first but not anymore. The area where the bumps are is way back by my last molar tooth. I have never smoked a day in my life, but I chew pouches of scoal off and on and I am very worried. The bumps have been the same for a week. I just was checked 6 months ago at my dentist for oral cancer and no problems then. Should I give it a little more time? very worried.
Posted Mon, 3 Feb 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Do not worry. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Large rounded elevated dome shaped taste buds are located at the back of the tongue behind the last molar. It is very likely that you have seen these. To be very sure you have to be examined by either a dentist or an ENT. It is time to quit tobacco. Tobacco can cause oral cancers, throat cancers. It can cause heart disease, hypertension and a variety of other problems. Feel free to follow up, Regards, Dr Rajkishori.
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Thank you for response, I have a dental exam scheduled for next month, you said to get it checked and I was wondering if I should give it more time to see if it would heal because it has only been a week.
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 7 hours later
Brief Answer: Get it checked by dentist. Detailed Answer: Hi again, Get it checked by dentist. Do not give it any more time. The dentist will be able to tell you whether it is just a taste bud or something else Regards, Dr Rajkishori
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