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A female asked:

in the oropharynx,exactly in the wall that is behind the uvula,i can see a raised red spot that is 0.5 cm diameter.it has red streaks coming from it.

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
ENT: You can have it evaluated by and ENT. Not sure what it is without seeing it. Pain? How long has it been there?
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Throat: Hard to tell without a picture. May be the onset of a viral illness, an enlarged minor salivary gland, local trauma or the onset of strep. Check it out with an ENT

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A 20-year-old member asked:

I have a large white spot on my uvula and it feels like my tonsils are swollen. What do you think this is?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
White spots inthroat: It might be strep throat. Go see your primary doctor!
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A 20-year-old male asked:

My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and theres white spots on them what's goin on?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a higher fever and more clinical/body symptoms where the viral is usually more local symptoms. Viral is self limiting but strep can have long term side effects with non-treatment, best to have it checked out by local doc or walk-in clinic.
A member asked:

What happens when your uvula gets stabbed by a fork?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Pain!: Uvula is the punching bag hanging at the rear of the mouth. I'm worried why your fork would be that far back. Regardless, it would be an excellent idea to get evaluated looking for other collateral damage, even if you're feeling ok for now. You don't want to develop a raging infection or bleed out later on.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: uvula?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Tissue in throat: A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of the mouth and palate.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

My uvula has a long extension that seems to have a bump on the end. Its abnormal and i'm worried. Anybody seen this, can I send a pic? I saw it today

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Uvula Bump: Ask your dentist or physician to check it... If there is any doubt an ENT specialist would be able to diagnose and treat you.

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