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What is the cause of an elongated uvula after surgery?

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

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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Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Irritated: Sometimes the uvula gets irritated when a breathing tube presses on it during surgery. You can gargle with warm salty water to help. Chlorasceptic mouth spray can help with pain. Will take about 2 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Could removing the entire uvula as part of snooring surgery cause increased choaking when eating ?

Snoring surgery: I am a dentist and i can tell you first hand sinc i had that done, it will not cause choking when eating but it will make it easier for you to choke on things while eating. You need to be careful, take your time and decrease the size of the bolus of food that you intake. I have had many instances where food while get into the back of my throat and I have a coughing fit. Take you time u will b ok. ...Read more

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Wife had surgery and her uvula is hanging long and is white on the tip and now she has problems swallowing. Female age 49

Wife had surgery and her uvula is hanging long and is white on the tip and now she has problems swallowing. Female age 49

If : If your wife had surgery with general anaesthesia, and the findings you describe were noted after the surgery, most likely there was some minor trauma incurred during the intubation while placing the breathing tube. This usually is self-limited, and requires only symptomatic comfort measures. Any persistent problems should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. Understand that I am speculating without the benefit of examination. ...Read more

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After gastric sleeve surgery my uvula is elongated, irritated, and causes me to gag. How do i make it go back to normal?

After gastric sleeve surgery my uvula is elongated, irritated, and causes me to gag. How do i make it go back to normal?

Here are some...: How long ago did you undergo gastric sleeve surgery? If just few days, such change could result from temporary injury to it during intubation for anesthesia; if so, such will gradually go away with uncertain pace & ending point. More? Ask your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Of course, without detailed history and a direct look at, it is still hard to come up accurate answer to your concern. ...Read more

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My daughter had surgery on Tuesday and now has an elongated uvula causing her distress. What can be done to help her and when will it return to normal?

My daughter had surgery on Tuesday and now has an elongated uvula causing her distress. What can be done to help her and when will it return to normal?

Try cold water: Assuming the surgery did not directly involve the oropharynx or uvula: it is not uncommon to have an elongated or very swollen uvula, depending on whether it is inflamed, or viral infected, or irritated from intubation, for example. Do not be alarmed if there is not trouble breathing. Have her drink cold water several times, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Motrin as directed. Likely resolve in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How soon can I exercise again after mouth surgery?

How soon can I exercise again after mouth surgery?

Ask the surgeon: Depending on what type of surgery you had, and what you mean by exercise, it will vary. The safest information will come from your treating surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I decrease mouth size without surgery is it possible ?

Can I decrease mouth size without surgery is it possible ?

No: Consult w Plastic Surgeon, Orthodontist, oral Surgeon, and they will probably all give you the same answer. But do it, go for the consultations. Learn as much as you can before making a decision. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had an epicanthic fold younger, and when I grew up it fadded, it suited me well, but is there any surgery for it and for contour mouth? tnks

Hi, I've had an epicanthic fold younger, and when I grew up it fadded, it suited me well, but is there any surgery for it and for contour mouth? tnks

Cosmetic surgeon : I believe this would only be resolved by visiting a cosmetic surgeon for assessment and advice and then the final decision would be up to you. All the best. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Why do I have bad taste in mouth after surgery?

Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more

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I had my oral surgery on aug 13 they released my 1 day after. Ever since then i can't open my mouth more the 1 CM what is going on.

I had my oral surgery on aug 13 they released my 1 day after. Ever since then i can't open my mouth more the 1 CM what is going on.

Trimus: Trismus or difficult opening is from the injections to numb the area and having to stay open wide enough for the os to do the job. It can last in my experience up to 2 weeks. Give it time and it will get better. ...Read more

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I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

Ask methadone doc: I highly recommend asking the advice of the physician prescribing the methadone. If you have signed a pain management agreement, you may need to do so anyway to avoid being in violation of the agreement; some pain management/narcotic agreements require all narcotic medications to come from a single prescriber. ...Read more

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I am concerned i might be a candidate for mouth cancer or other severe conditions, what should I do about my teeth? I'm scared.. I am a 27 y/o female.I have had a numerous amount of work done on my teeth including teeth surgery. I have not taken good care

I am concerned i might be a candidate for mouth cancer or other severe conditions, what should I do about my teeth? I'm scared.. I am a 27 y/o female.I have had a numerous amount of work done on my teeth including teeth surgery. I have not taken good care

As : As always, diagnosing your dental problems without a clinical exam and x-rays is difficult, if not impossible. I can be certain that you need to reassess the current situation. I would feel comfortable calling a periodontist, asking for an evaluation and a referral to a restorative dentist that he feels can be successful with your case. A periodontist is the most likely to want to "save" teeth and will also be familiar with the quality practices in your area. ...Read more

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Does having surgery cause a bad taste in your mouth?

Perhaps: Some of the drugs used for anesthesia can leave a strange taste in the mouth. It should go away. If not, contact the anesthesiologist, your surgeon, or your primary care provider. In the meantime, you could try a mouthwash or lozenges. ...Read more

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Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Can a bitter taste in the mouth be caused from surgery?

Not the surgery: Often it is the medications you are taking that can do this. Pain medications can sometimes do this. ...Read more

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If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

Ask Oral Surgeon: Treatment of ranulas could involve either marsupialization or more often excision of both the gland and lesion. Ranulas are likely to recur if the sublingual gland or other gland causing them is not also removed with the lesion. The best and most accurate anwser for you is to see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Partial dislocation: You need to contact the facility where you had surgery and inform the anesthesia provider. During the course of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, you might have partially dislocated your jaw. If you are not able to get back to the facility, get an xray of your jaw. If it is partially dislocated, it can and should be reduced, similar to any joint dislocation. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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