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Uvula (Definition)

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


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Why do we have a uvula?

Why do we have a uvula?

Not fully understood: All the mammals do not have uvula ,it helps phonation ( voice } gauge reflex , salivation , it is some times removed for snoring in sleep apnea . ...Read more

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Why is my uvula crooked?

Probably: If it's been crooked all your life, probably just a normal anatomic variation. If this is a recent change, it deserves investigation...call your Dentist for recommendation to an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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What happen if you press your uvula?

Pressing your uvula: Hello. Very interesting question. Not sure why you would want to press your uvula but reactions that most probably would occur would be gagging. There is a rich supply of sensory nerves in this region that are sensitive to touch. Swelling could occur also. ...Read more

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Lesions beside uvula, what could it be?

Lesions beside uvula, what could it be?

Oral lesions: These are most commonly papillomas, benign growths that are caused by the same virus that causes warts. It could also be a mucocele, a benign mucous filled cyst. ...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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Why would my uvula be swollen?

Get physical: by an MD sometimes it is nor true but if diagnosed then ur md will find a cause. DM, CHF, obesity, infection or mechanical irritation to name a few. ...Read more