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Deviated Uvula Causes
Pressure in face, nose, upper mouth when bending over. No sinus drainage. Could it still be sinusitis? I have a deviated septum, could that cause it?
Sinusitis likely: One can have a collection of mucus within the sinuses that are unable to drain leading to inflammation of the mucosal lining of the sinuses, and possibly bacterial collection. Sinus pressure can occur due to lack of drainage and become exacerbated when bending over. Your history of a deviated septum could be adding to the difficulty with sinus drainage. See PCP for treatment. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can having a deviated septum cause really bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, the snot will fall to my mouth and I gag on it.
Can having deviated septum cause bad post nasal drip? Anytime I have a runny nose, snot will fall to my mouth and gag on it. Ent said sinuses are good
Unlikely: A deviated septum does not usually cause severe post nasal drip. If you have already seen an ENT doctor and sinusitis has been ruled out, I would consult an allergist. The major symptom of a deviated nasal septum is difficulty breathing through the side of the nose where the septal cartilage is deviated. ...Read more
No such thing: There is no bone to "break" in the uvula which is made up of soft tissue (mucosa, submucosa) as well as muscle. There is no such thing as a broken uvula. There is a "bifid" uvula which is a congenital anomaly in which in appears forked. ...Read more
Variety of things: The uvula may be enlarged from inflammation, infection, or it may be congenital. If the symptoms of snoring or sleep disorder are present, you may want to get a sleep study to make sure that your oxygen saturation at time of sleep is within normal limits. If you are totally asymptomatic, do nothing. ...Read more
Uvula: Bifid uvula is lowest grade of cleft palate. Usually not any problem. More severe case could lead to nasal regurgitation and vocal symptoms ...Read more
Reaction: Other than trauma, surgical manipulation, or a mass - the things that can cause swelling are usually related to an "reaction". It could be due to certain med (ace inhibitors), due to an allergic type response, or due from a hereditary condition (c1 esterase defiency) that allows fluid to improperly fill tissue spaces. ...Read more
A non-painful. ..: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesion on the palate that persists should be looked at by specialist. Cancer in the minor salivary glands is rare but can be devastating if there is a significant delay in diagnosis. ...Read more
My 19 month old son has deviated uvula. Could this be a sign of something worth investigating? Does it interfere with his speech (he says v few words)
I sometimes get a tiny bump on/ beside my uvula. Its small and clear it seems to form after I eat it and eventually goes away. What could cause this?
Salivary Gland: We have hundreds of tiny salivary glands thru out our mouths. Some times the duct from one of these gland gets blocked and the saliva backs up and forms a tiny, clear bubble. After a while the bubble pops and it goes away. When you eat you make more saliva so that's why it comes back. This is a variation of normal and not a problem. Eventually it should just go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes the lingual frenulum to become swollen? My sons looks like a uvula. Should I be concerned. He is 14 months.
2 to 3mm small painless soft bump on uvula. Mucosa is intact and color is same as surrounding. Since two weeks. Causes?
My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.
You're fine: I see that you are a first year medical student. Deviation of the uvula is a marker for a cranial nerve palsy, but when you eventually see it in real life, it's spectacular and the movements of the other throat muscles are obviously abnormal. Few uvulas are truly straight. You'll also learn that you have palpable lymph nodes in your neck that may not be in the anatomy book -- they're okay too. ...Read more