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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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My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and theres white spots on them what's goin on?

My tonsils and uvula are really swollen and theres white spots on them what's goin on?

Viral or bacterial?: This could be a viral infection as it can present with redness, swelling, pain and white patches. Strep throat is another cause but it often has a higher fever and more clinical/body symptoms where the viral is usually more local symptoms. Viral is self limiting but strep can have long term side effects with non-treatment, best to have it checked out by local doc or walk-in clinic. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. it's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. it's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

Maybe nothing or ...: Large tonsils, in & of themselves, aren't necessarily abnormal. Nor are white spots on back of throat (might be food!). If you're feeling sick eg sore throat, fever, swollen glands, etc, that's something different (retropharyngeal abscess?). Bottom line, you need to go see your family doc for evaluation & testing. ...Read more

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My tonsils and uvula are both swollen the tonsils more than the uvula, both have white spots and I have difficulty swallowing. could this be mono?

My tonsils and uvula are both swollen the tonsils more than the uvula, both have white spots and I have difficulty swallowing. could this be mono?

Sore throat: Pus in the back of the throat area could be due to Strep, mono or other infectious causes. Good to get a culture of that in a docs office or urgent care center where you can get placed on the right treatment. Sometimes a clue to the etiology is your contacts prior to the symptoms you have-- if you've been around someone with Strep, then it's Strep most likely. Kissing with a new partner-mayb mono ...Read more

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I have white spots on my uvula and on my tonsils, and it feels like there's a big lump stuck in my throat,and it kinda hurts to swallow What's wrong?

 I have white spots on my uvula and on my tonsils, and it feels like there's a big lump stuck in my throat,and it kinda hurts to swallow What's wrong?

See you doctor : It sounds like strep throat. A quick visit to your doctor should verify. Usually a round of antibiotics will resolve the issuen. If it is painful ask for a viscous lidocaine rinse. This will numb the area while your body recovers. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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