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A 27-year-old female asked:

I can see and feel my epiglottis, no pain, slight difficulty swallowing but then again my mouth has been dry. cause for concern?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Epiglottis: It is common to see the epiglottis in children. With normal growth, the larynx and epiglottis descends lower into the throat. It is much less common to see it in an adult, but it is possible you could see it. If you are getting sick with progressive sore throat, difficulty swallowing and breathing, you need to go to ED ASAP.

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Last updated Apr 29, 2021

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