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visible epiglottis in adults

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Interesting: I wonder why you have never seen your epiglottis before. If you open your mouth and depressed the tongue it is easy to see. I'm sure it has been there ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Though : Though it is much more common in children, a visible epiglottis can be a normal variant in an adult. That being said, you need to make sure that it i ... Read More
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Epiglottitis: Hello, in some people, their epiglottis is easily seen in the back of the throat with opening and projecting the tongue forcefully. No worries.
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
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Peek A Boo!!: Yes, as long as it's in the back of his throat and not hanging from his ear. A small percentage of people have an epiglottis that peeks up from the ba ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clement Mcdonald
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Epiglottis is rare: You can always see your epiglottis with an xray or camera down the nose. Vaccines have made epiglottis much less common.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See doctor: I don't think you can see your epiglottis. I think probably you mean your tonsil or your uvula --not epigottis. Sometimes, people can have /feel for ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal: It is not uncommon especially in children or people with smaller tongues to see the tip of the epiglottis especially, with gagging. It will only affe ... Read More
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 male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Dysphagia: You have dysphagia at a minimum and would need to see your health care provider about the possibility of actinic cheilitis which is a lip problem. The ... Read More
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