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Uvula (Definition)

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


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Uvula long enough to swollow and choke on it, why?

Need more info: How long have you had this problem and why if you are having symptoms are you waiting to correct this problem. In any case it would be wise to see an ear, nose and throat doctor now. If this is very recent the cause may be an allergy reaction and that is very serious. See the ENT physician asap. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My uvula has a long extension that seems to have a bump on the end. Its abnormal and i'm worried. Anybody seen this, can I send a pic? I saw it today

Uvula Bump: Ask your dentist or physician to check it... If there is any doubt an ENT specialist would be able to diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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After night of beer tasting, I think my uvula is swollen from what I read. What should I do? How long will this last?

Good to get examined: It is better to get checked by medical personnel as to find whether it is simply enlarged or also inflamed . It may resolve by rest or if inflamed with lymph node enlargement may need some medications. ...Read more

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I had an appendectomy 15 days ago. Ever since my uvula has been elongated. I constantly feel as if I'm choking. How long will this take to resolve?

I had an appendectomy 15 days ago. Ever since my uvula has been elongated. I constantly feel as if I'm choking. How long will this take to resolve?

Throat pain: Anesthesia administered will affect your breathing. That is why you are "incubated" and attached to a ventilator throughput the surgery. The tube lies against your throat and rub the delicate mucosa. Some people have sore throat pain for weeks. Contact the surgeon or your primary care physician. Discuss your current throat problem & have an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

I just got my tonsils removed today and my uvula is HUGE! Is there any way to get the swelling to go down? If not, how long until they reduce in size?

Tonsillectomy: This is normal after the surgery. The swelling is going to start going down after 12 hours and between 24 and 36 hours should resolve drink room temperature water avoid hot or hard food for the next couple of days, ...Read more

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