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What causes sensation of dysphagia?

I have a sensation of dysphagia with seen circle bumps in the end of my tongue I can see them. I don t know what causes them but my Doctor said its a normal thing other doctor said it needs a catheter. I had genital HPV from my boyfriend, can it be warts on my tongue?? Help
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Hi.
The swellings on the back of the tongue are called lingual tonsils and are present in all people. They get enlarged if get infected. These are not warts or anything like these.
Get an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment and you will be fine.
These may not cause dysphagia unless very much enlarged.
Hence you have to undergo Pharyngoscopy and upper GI Endoscopy and Barium swallow test to rule out or confirm the diagnosis.
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