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Doctor insights on: Soft Palate Inflammation

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can the epiglottis be a hard palate or a soft palate?

Neither: The epiglottis is in your throat and closes off the trachea when you eat and drink. ...Read more

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What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

Bone erosion: If you are referring to the coccyx again or for that matter any bone the fact that seems most important is you are from australia. I am not sure but i would guess that tropical infections would have to be higher on the list of possibilities than they are here in th usa. In general those findings suggest inflammation and degeneration (infection, trauma, tumor). ...Read more

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Inflamed palate in the mouth?

Many things...: An inflamed palate could be a sign of many things, most of which are not a worry. Believe it or not, the largest reason i see inflamed palates is a pizza burn. Eating hot pizza, the cheese burns the roof of the mouth and can be quite painful for a few days. If it persists, see a dmd/dds. ...Read more

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White hard palate yellow soft palate white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge white patches jaw to ear pain no pain swal?

White hard palate
yellow soft palate
white, red nobs on palate and further in, swallowed back of the tounge
white patches
jaw to ear pain
no pain swal?

Maybe thrush(fungus): The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Does bony overgrowth of the hard palate cause pain?

Does bony overgrowth of the hard palate cause pain?

No but: What you describe suggests what we refer to as an exostosis and in this case a palatal torus which is a benign condition and usually requires no treatment. However, the overlying tissue is thin and easily bruised or irritated. If you are experiencing any pain that lasts longer than a week or is severe, see you dentist for advice. If the 'growth' is new or you are concerned, see your dentist! ...Read more

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What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis). ...Read more

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Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?

Pinhole hurts less: There is a newer approach known as the Piinhole Technique for gum recession. It is minimally invasive and less painful. You can look it up online. ...Read more

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What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

Many issues: Can cause swelling in the soft tissues such as injury that cuases inflammation, infection, scaring due to past injuries, foreign bodies like splinters, etc. ...Read more

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3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?

3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?

Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The most concerning issue would be a thymoma or tumor of the thymus gland. That is often seen in neurological conditions like myasthenia gravis. I would be curious to know how/why this was found. ...Read more

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Soft tissue in shoulder near neck?

Soft tissue in shoulder near neck?

Guess that mass : Statistically a lipoma, but your doctor may find this to be something else after its examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard palate is yellow and purple, soft palate changes from red to yellow occasionally. One tonsil enlarges. Anything possibly wrong?

Hard/soft palate: This can't be diagnosed without a clinical and visual examination. Make an appointment to see your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Lump on soft palate in mouth, is this an infection?

Lump on soft palate in mouth, is this an infection?

Maybe yes, maybe no: Can't tell without an exam. See a dentist as soon as you can and have this lump checked. ...Read more

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Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Hemmorhoids: The most common reason to have thickening in the perirectal region would be hemorrhoids. These are swollen veins that sometimes develop clots in them. An infection in the peri-rectal region can cause swelling, such as herpes, warts, and bacterial infections. A perirectal abscess can also cause swelling and pain. If there is significant pain and swelling, you should be seen. ...Read more

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Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Not the same: A tumor is a mass of tissue which is abnormal. Soft tissue tumors can begin in fat, muscle, blood vessels, tendons nerves & joint linings. A calcification occurs when calcium salts build up in body tissue. There are a number of causes of calcification. Sometimes a tumor may be calcified. Soft tissue tumors & calcifications are not the same thing. ...Read more

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Cartlidge or bone under tongue, which?

Cartlidge or bone under tongue, which?

Neither: No bone or cartilage in tongue. The hyoid bone is below the tongue, and some of the muscles to the tongue attach to this bone. ...Read more

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How t0 cure itching soft palate?

How t0 cure itching soft palate?

Soft palate itching?: You may be allergic to something or coming down with a cold. There are other dental and medical conditions that may cause this. See your dentist for an evaluation if this continues. You can try rinsing with salt water but it would be better to have someone take a look regardless. It may vanish on its own and never come back. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


Soft Palate (Definition)

The soft palate is the back part of the palate that has the uvula (dangling thingamajig) and has no bone underneath it. It ...Read more