A 23-year-old male asked:
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i had a laparoscopy 2days ago, my uvula is longer than before now (also it hurts) and touches my tongue, its really a burden to talk. how to fix it ?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Probably irritation: From endotracheal tube used during general anesthesia. It should resolve in a few days, assuming you have no problems breathing. Humidifier and gargles should help. If it persists, ask your surgeon to prescribe stronger medications.
Answered on Aug 22, 2015
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Surgically: See an oral surgeon for evaluation.
Answered on Aug 22, 2015
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Dr. Adam Beall
Dr. Adam Beall commented
14 years experience General Surgery
It's most likely swelling that will go away.
Mar 3, 2014

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