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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to tell: You need a modified barium swallow study and evaluation by an ENT doctor. Hard to tell what is going on otherwise.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: Could be due to resolving viral issues, if not painful wouldn't worry. If persistant and concerned see your doc.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Mallampati score 3: Mallampati classification is used to predict the ease of intubation in anesthesiology. The mallampati classification correlates tongue size to pharyng ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Throat anatomy: I'm afraid it's not a simple yes or no answer. There isn't a lower palate and an upper palate. There's a hard palate and a soft palate. Neither of the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dont: think so. it is quite lower down and your gag reflex will prevent you from going down that deep
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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ENT: you will need an ENT exam to include fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy. Call for an appointment.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Consider another cau: Highly unusual to sense epiglottis unless acutely inflamed or swollen which would also be painful. Sounds like globus, a foreign body sensation. Can ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not : You need to consult your family physician or an ENT promptly as this may potentially be a serious condition.
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Epiglottis: The epiglottis is visible at the back of my throat When swallowing it feels like there is something there. Is this related ? ANS: normal to see epiglo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Neither: If you do not have symptoms, do not worry about the epiglottis being visible. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole gr ... Read More

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