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Uvula (Definition)

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


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I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?

Immed attn required: Get to an oral surgeon immediately to have this lesion evaluated & probably biopsied. If it is directly behind ur uvula, it may have nothing to do with wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Dr saw red lump behind the uvula of 9 yr old son.Dr thought it was mucuscele but not shure Went to throat Dr ran test but had no clue. MRI in 10 days ?

Dr saw red lump behind the uvula of 9 yr old son.Dr thought it was mucuscele but not shure Went to throat Dr ran test but had no clue. MRI in 10 days ?

Need more info: Sometimes it takes time to make an accurate diagnosis. I would stay with the ENT physician until he/she does more appropriate tests. Have patience. ...Read more

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Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Have lump in my throat behind uvula, flesh color slightly reddish, painless, for about 5 weeks now, no hoarseness or trouble swallowing. Is it cancer?

Possibly: A number of lesions can develop behind the uvula which is the tag of flesh hanging down from the posterior soft palate. The lesions there can represent a minor salivary gland tumor in the posterior oropharynx, lymphoid tissue that has hypertrophied or even a squamous cell lesion. If it does not disappear it should then be biopsied. To resect if necessary requires transhyoid pharyngotomy. ...Read more

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Ive got a lump on my right uvula its been inflamed and swollen for past 6 months and lumps been there for past 3 months?

R side of uvula: Assuming you mean the right side of the uvula (which we all heave 1 of hanging in the back of our throats), then a mass/lump for over 3 months with 6 months of associated swelling and inflammation needs to be evaluated and treated to assure it is not something serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Had a painless lump above tonsil next to uvula. Round, 7mm diameter. Been there for 3 months no size or shape changes. What is it? Scared of cancer.

Lump in throat: A lump in the throat could be benign or malignant. If you are a smoker current or former, then it is essential to rule out malignant lumps. Benign lumps could be due to a saliva cyst, benign minor salivary tumor, or accessory lymphoid tissue. I would recommend any lump to be evaluated by an ENT specialist for treatment which may include a biopsy. ...Read more