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what causes uvula to become elongated

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Variety of things: The uvula may be enlarged from inflammation, infection, or it may be congenital. If the symptoms of snoring or sleep disorder are present, you may wa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No such thing: There is no bone to "break" in the uvula which is made up of soft tissue (mucosa, submucosa) as well as muscle. There is no such thing as a broken uvu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Snoring in short: If your uvula is vibrating while awake. It is probably due to the airflow through your nose. Snoring is the result of the palate and uvula vibrating ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uvula: Bifid uvula is lowest grade of cleft palate. usually not any problem. More severe case could lead to nasal regurgitation and vocal symptoms
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reaction: Other than trauma, surgical manipulation, or a mass - the things that can cause swelling are usually related to an "reaction". It could be due to cert ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Uvula: Your uvula was probably irritated by the endotracheal (breathing) tube during surgery which caused it to become swollen and possibly elongated. It sho ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A non-painful ...: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Minor saliva glands: These are most likely minor saliva glands, hundreds of which are scattered throughout the mouth and throat.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen uvula: The most common cause is snoring. Infection is next if this is a new condition.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Post nasal drip: Usually the uvula is not inflamed alone. If you have post nasal drip from allergies. Silent reflux should have other things inflamed. Are you overw ... Read More

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