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what does it mean if your throat is swollen

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ilacqua
46 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably infection: That is your uvula. This can get infected. You should see an oral surgeon, dentist or your physician for an antibiotic.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is a respiratory irritant and will likely worsen things.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
FNA was negative : Good be bleeding ask your physician
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
That : That is called your "uvula". It can be swollen for many different reasons, including but not limited to infection, dehydration, and inflammation. Seek ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Pharyngitis: please see your doctor or ENT specialist, needs evaluation, good luck
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Airway: I've survived misadventures like this as well. Glad you re okay. Should you feel your throat closing tight, be ready to call an ambulance. Thankfully, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Exam or ultrasound: An exam by your physician can determine if the gland is abnormally large. An ultrasound can then be done to see if you have growths on the thyroid.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
See physician: Would recommend you see your doctor so he/she might be able to take a look. Could be a number of things that need to be checked out.
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