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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: As long as your throat does not hurt, you can swallow and breathe without difficulty, and you do not have symptoms of infection like fever or weakness ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Yes: Some people have a shallow throat or large epiglottis. As long as you are not having difficulty with breathing or swallowing there's nothing to worry ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Epiglottis: is a portion of your throat anatomy please re phrase the question and get back to us
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Your not being able to see your epiglottis is not a disease or disorder. Epiglottis does move up and down with swallowing. Wish you good health! - Hav ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Epiglottis: it is possible if you were relaxed enough that you could see your epiglottis - a normal structure at the base of the tongue see http://www.patie ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: The bumps you see are likely slightly enlarged vallate papillae which are normal. Further back there are lymphoid nodules - which if not painful, wou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Time to: Time to see a physician to examine you and discuss your issue. We can't either diagnose or treat you over the internet. Wouldn't that be amazing?
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Go to urgent care: or ER, you need to be seen, you may proceed to have upper airway obstruction, best wishes
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
It is your uvula: It is virtually impossible to see your own epiglottis. It is most likely you are seeing your uvula which hangs down from the soft palate. Uvulitis (sw ... Read More

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