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Everytime I swallow my uvula hurts why?

Everytime I swallow my uvula hurts why?

Sore throat: It sounds like a routine sore throat, which is usually viral, but it could be bacterial. Allergic reactions can cause swelling of the uvula, but it wouldn't typically hurt. If it gets worse, see your doctor as you might need an antibiotic. Feel better. ...Read more

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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Where my uvula hangs the roof is all swelled. Hard time swallowing. Feels like I'm gunna swallow my uvula. Tight to breath?

Where my uvula hangs the roof is all swelled. Hard time swallowing. Feels like I'm gunna swallow my uvula. Tight to breath?

See doctor: It appears that you may have some inflammation going on and need to have a doctor check the area to figure out what may be causing the inflammation. People with long uvula tends to snore loudly as well and in some instances, the uvula can be shortened with surgery. ...Read more

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I keep swallowing my uvula. It touches the back of my throat like I need to swallow it, and I do constantly.?

I keep swallowing my uvula. It touches the back of my throat like I need to swallow it, and I do constantly.?

Swallowing vulva: Axel, the most successful treatment for your problem will probably be by using hypnosis. I suggest that you find a licensed clinician who has been trained in hypnotic methods. Treatment should be quick and effective. ...Read more

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My throats been hurting for the past week, it hurts to swallow, my uvula is swollen, back of my throat is red along with my tonsils and white dots?

My throats been hurting for the past week, it hurts to swallow, my uvula is swollen, back of my throat is red along with my tonsils and white dots?

Sore throat: Sounds like pharyngitis or tonsilitis. You should see a board certified otolaryngologist. Sounds like a possible "strep throat". You need to be evaluated for antibiotics. Also may require a steroid injection depending on the amount of swelling. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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It hurts to swallow salvia or food. My uvula and tonsils are a bit red and my temperature is normal 97.7, could it be allergies?

It hurts to swallow salvia or food. My uvula and tonsils are a bit red and my temperature is normal 97.7, could it be allergies?

Sore throat: Or pharyngitis, can be viral or bacterial, unlikely an allergy, try salt water gargles and pain killers, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Why is my uvula darkred at the bottom and painful when I swallow?

Why is my uvula darkred at the bottom and painful when I swallow?

It may be enlarged.: Uvulas come in all sizes. If the uvula becomes inflammed from excess exposure or pressure it could enlarge and turn red and painful. If you have nasal congestion you may be mouth breathing which can inflame the oral pharyngeal tissues. If you have a large tongue and small airway this may increase the problem. Usually this is a temporary condition. If it persists, consult a throat specialist. ...Read more

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I snore and my uvula has become elongated, inflamed, causing discomfort swallowing.  what can I do?

I snore and my uvula has become elongated, inflamed, causing discomfort swallowing.  what can I do?

Sleep Study: Swelling of the uvula is commonly associated with mouth breathing and sleep apnea. You should be evaluated for sleep apnea especially if you have other risks such as obesity, daytime sleepiness, a family history of sleep apnea and a large neck (greater than 17 inches in men and 16 inches in women). ...Read more

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Wife had surgery and her uvula is hanging long and is white on the tip and now she has problems swallowing. Female age 49

Wife had surgery and her uvula is hanging long and is white on the tip and now she has problems swallowing. Female age 49

If: If your wife had surgery with general anaesthesia, and the findings you describe were noted after the surgery, most likely there was some minor trauma incurred during the intubation while placing the breathing tube. This usually is self-limited, and requires only symptomatic comfort measures. Any persistent problems should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. Understand that I am speculating without the benefit of examination. ...Read more

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My uvula is very inflamed and I just woke up. My whole family doesn't know what it is. It hurts to swallow and feels like I'm going to choke.

WhatRhymesWithUvula?: Sometimes the uvula swells up due to infection, inflammation, sensitivity or allergy. It's quite a soft floppy little thing so it can sell-up pretty large. Sounds like it's now large enough that it's toughing the back of your tongue and giving you a gagging feeling. If chewing ice chips doesn't help, best to then have it seen by a doctor before it gets worse. There are ways to decrease that swelling ...Read more

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My uvula is touching my tongue, hurts when I swallow?

My uvula is touching my tongue, hurts when I swallow?

Hurting / swallowing: Please get an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor as soon as possible.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I have bubbles on my uvula and it hurts to swallow what does this mean??

I have bubbles on my uvula and it hurts to swallow what does this mean??

Uvulitis: Please seek medical help since uvulitis may be due bacterial infection such as strep or viral infection such as herpes. Sometimes it can also be reaction to irritants like smoke inhalation or other chemicals, or reaction to food or drinks, but would still need thorough throat exam and treatment ...Read more

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I have red dots on my uvula and it hurts to swallow but only on the left sude?

I have red dots on my uvula and it hurts to swallow but only on the left sude?

Ulcers?: It might be ulcers
Could you please send a photo of the don't's if you can for better assessment? ...Read more

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Is it possible to be swallowing your own uvula, creating gag reflex? Because this might be my case.

Yes: The gag reflex is caused by nerves that lay in the back of the oropharynx, in close proximity to the uvula. It is possible that an inflamed or enlarged uvula can cause a gag reflex. ...Read more

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I have thick mucus off & on (stays for months then goes away) just above uvula; can feel it when I swallow. What is this? Don't feel sick.

Rhinitis: You may have some mild chronic rhinitis or allergic rhinitis. Try some saline nasal spray; if that doesn't help, try an antihistamine. That will help in differentiating between the two, but ultimately I would consult with an ENT or an allergist to definitively help you. ...Read more

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For a week my soft palate and uvula has been hanging low. It's very annoying because it inhibits my swallowing and breathing. How to cure this?

For a week my soft palate and uvula has been hanging low. It's very annoying because it inhibits my swallowing and breathing. How to cure this?

ENT or Oral Surgeon: See the ENT MD or Oral Surgeon. They will examine this area and give you options for treatment as needed. Can be a few things, but diagnosis requires clinical examination and possible imaging. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My uvula is stuck to my left tonsil, really painful to swallow.

Peritonsillar absces: You may have a peritonsillar abscess or uvulitis. See an md for an evaluation or take a picture and post. ...Read more

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It's swollen to the right of my uvula. Hurts to swallow, eat, and drink?

Viral or Bacterial: This could represent either a viral or bacterial pharyngitis, versus something more complex such a retropharyngeal abcess. Both viral and bacterial processes may present with similar symptoms. If you have high temps, white material on the tonsils and symptoms progress over 72 hours despite home and OTC remedies you may benefit from an in-person exam and rapid strep test. ...Read more

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I have a clear bubble on the top of my mouth near my uvula, there is pain and it hurts when I swallow what could it be?

I have a clear bubble on the top of my mouth near my uvula, there is pain and it hurts when I swallow what could it be?

I'm sorry: Not enough room to list all the possibilities. Nd not being able to examine you it would only be a guess. Please see your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Feeling of something on back of tongue like uvula but doesn't look swollen no white patches no problem swallowing and I take omeprazole every day?

Feeling of something on back of tongue like uvula but doesn't look swollen no white patches no problem swallowing and I take omeprazole every day?

Tongue: I am unaware of omeprazole having any effects on your tongue. There are filiform structures on the back of your tongue these can get irritated and make it feel like something is there. ...Read more

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I have a hard sore lump on my uvula, I can see it and it's red and I can feel it when I swallow. What is it?

I have a hard sore lump on my uvula, I can see it and it's red and I can feel it when I swallow. What is it?

See a doctor: This is not normal, but without actually being able to examine it there is no way in which to diagnose this long distance. Go and get this looked at by a physician, possibly an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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My uvula is crooked, is that an issue? Swallowing is a bit painful especially when I swallow food. Usually swallowing my own saliva isn't an issue. I also have a little bit of a bump under my neck around my jawline on the left side, which is on the opposi

Hello.: Hello. I don't know how severe your swelling is. If you have progressive worsening of your sore throat and the pain and swelling is worse on one side than the other, there may be concern for a peritonsilar abcess on one side. In that situation there would be deviation of your uvula to the opposite (contralateral) side as well as swelling in the area. The tonsil is likely to be enlarged & beefy red with white purulent drainage. It sounds like you also have swollen lymph nodes. The problem with a peritonsillar abcess is that the infection can become deep and sometimes your airway can occlude. A peritonsilar abcess is a true emergency. If any of this sounds like you, I would recommend that you be evaluated at an er right away. You should not drive yourself. ...Read more

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Gag feeling in mouth; mucous feeling near uvula, nasal area feels weird when swallow. What is this? Side effect of plan b?

Gag feeling in mouth; mucous feeling near uvula, nasal area feels weird when swallow. What is this? Side effect of plan b?

PlanB: You appear to be allergic to planB. It would be best for you to go to the ER to seek immediate relief ...Read more

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Red sore on my palette towards my uvula. Got it after I ate. What could it be? Tried popping it but now it's sore. Kind of hard to swallow

Impossible to say: This is impossible to say what it is without a physcal examination. In general, it is never a good idea to pop any lesion that appears on the body. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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