Doctor insights on:
Enlarged Uvula Causes
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
I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when i exhale.
It is likely infecti: Sore throat is frequently caused by the head-cold virus which usually resolves in 4-5 days with the help of tylenol pills and lots of warm liquids. If you develop fever or enlarged lymph glands, it can also be strept throat infection(bacterial infection). This requires antibiotics use and a visit to your family doctor unless you get well with tylenol in another 1-2 days. ...Read more
My tonsils are very enlarged and swollen causing them to push against my uvula when I swallow and touch my tounge, this is making me vomit also.
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
Hello sir i have enlarged uvula for around 2 weeks , it is irritating me now. it doesnt pain me nw. so pls advice me for the problem.
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
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
That could be one sx: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Causes of enlarged tonsils in adults
- Causes of enlarged clitoris
- What causes enlarged lymph nodes in lungs?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Para aortic lymph nodes enlarged causes
- Can enlarged tonsils cause coughing?
- Can gallstones cause enlarged lymph nodes?
- Can severe ovarian cysts or enlarged uterus cause weight gain?
- Talk to an otolaryngologist online