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Bumps on tongue. Is it normal to have one side of tongue larger than other?

hi there, im interested in knowing about the foliate papillae. brushing my teeth the other morning i happened to notice this on both sides of my tongue . i got worried right away seeing bump like on both sides on tongue in the far back so i did some reseach and came to understanding its the foliate papillae, my question is this, would it be normal that one side is more larger then the other. its not red, white or seem swollen. it do not hurt of any sort, its just worry some???
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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hi steve,
the foliate papillae are involved in the sensations of taste and have taste buds embedded in their surfaces. The foliate papillae are clustered into two groups positioned on each side of the tongue, just in front of the V of the vallate papillae. Their name is descriptive, with each of these papillae having an elongated fold that looks like a leaf seen edge-on. Taste buds on these types are scattered over the surface of the fungiform papillae, and on opposed walls of the foliate is normal to have one side larger than the other side.
Dr.Rahul Banerjee
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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