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Bumps on the underside of tongue

02/17/2009

Question:

i have bumps on the underside of my tongue they dont hurt i notced them about 2 years ago the are on the stem thing and on the sides a little bit what is it

Answer:

While the "bumps" you noticed on the ventral surface of your tongue probably represent normal anatomy (known as the fimbriated folds), if you want a more definite diagnosis, you should see your dentist for further evaluation.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University