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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?

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 (Definition)

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


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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

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

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What can cause a broken uvula?

What can cause a broken uvula?

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

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What can cause your uvula to vibrate?

What can cause your uvula to vibrate?

Snoring in short: If your uvula is vibrating while awake. It is probably due to the airflow through your nose. Snoring is the result of the palate and uvula vibrating. ...Read more

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What causes an elongated, enlarged uvula?

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

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What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

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

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What causes swollen uvula?

What causes swollen uvula?

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

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What causes a blister on the uvula?

What causes a blister on the uvula?

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

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What is the cause of an elongated uvula after surgery?

Uvula: Your uvula was probably irritated by the endotracheal (breathing) tube during surgery which caused it to become swollen and possibly elongated. It should go away on its own. ...Read more

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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)

Deviated uvula: Your son may have a palsy of the ninth cranial or glossopharngeal nerve. An evaluation by a pediatric neurologist or a pediatric oral surgeon may be in order. It could possibly affect your child's speech ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen uvula?

Swollen uvula: The most common cause is snoring. Infection is next if this is a new condition. ...Read more

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What causes a uvula to be inflamed/red? Is it silent reflux?

What causes a uvula to be inflamed/red? Is it silent reflux?

Post nasal drip: Usually the uvula is not inflamed alone. If you have post nasal drip from allergies. Silent reflux should have other things inflamed. Are you overweight? Do you notice coughing at night? If you are having problems then ask your doctor so you can be better. ...Read more

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My infant has no uvula from birth. What could have caused this?

Uvula: Usually from how the palate came together when it was forming. No consequence from an absent uvula ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What causes you to get an ulcer on your uvula, also how can it be treated?

What causes you to get an ulcer on your uvula, also how can it be treated?

LIKELY VIRAL,: IT WILL SUBSIDE. YOU COULD ASK YOUR DOCTOR FOR PRESCRIPTION ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION IF HERPES PRESENT. ...Read more

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2 to 3mm small painless soft bump on uvula. Mucosa is intact and color is same as surrounding. Since two weeks. Causes?

2 to 3mm small painless soft bump on uvula. Mucosa is intact and color is same as surrounding. Since two weeks. Causes?

Bartholins gland: Swelling of the bartholins gland would be possible. There is a part of the land gland located each of the vulva. Try a warm compress. If the swelling would worsen or tenderness would ensue get checked. ...Read more

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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.

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

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more