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Surgery or therapy: Speech therapy, that is. It really depends on the extent of the speech problem. A patient like this needs to be evaluated by a cleft lip and palate multi-disciplinary team. The uvula is not necessarily important to speech. A listing of nearby teams can be found at acpa-cpf.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?
Unknown: All 4 conditions can occur individually or in various combinations. Causes for congenital deformities (birth defects) can include environmental factors (maternal nutritional deficiencies), inherited factors as well as spontaneous mutations. Although incest is not common or considered advisable for humans, I am not aware of a specific correlation with orofacial deformities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Double uvula: you need to take to his doctor to make sure he doesn't have sub mucous cleft palate. ...Read more
Hi I am having bifid uvula from birth, I am unable to speak clearly. Now I am 23 year old. Is there any possibility to do operation & how much it cost?
I've noticed that in the back of my four yr old sons throat, the dangling thing..Uvula?..He has two of them..I thought you are supposed to have one
?submucous palate: A bifid uvula (double uvula) may be a sign of a small amount of misalignment of muscle in the palate. Although it may be superficially normal (and could be completely normal), there is a possibility that there could be a small area of missing muscle called a submucous cleft palate which may affect speech. This should be evaluated by a specialist to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male, 31 yr old. Had an enlarged uvula (3 times long than normal) for 2 years. Its not threatening but wonder is there a way to make it back to normal?
Surgery: If it in such length for 2 years now, highly unlikely it will go back to normal. I don't know of any medication available for shortening your uvula. Since it is not medically bothering, i would leave it alone, but seems to cause you some cosmetic concerns. Consult with and ENT doc for help...I don't think snipping/shortening the uvula is a major surgery. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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