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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Bifid Uvula

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Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Could a bifid uvula affect someone's singing voice or tone?

Sure: Any uvula can do this. See ENT MD as well as Speech Pathologist / Therapist , and their referrals as needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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


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What do you suggest if my son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils what should I do?

See a doctor: the uvula should see an oral surgeon and is usually left alone. The tonsil problem should be see by an otolaryngologist and treatment will depend on symptoms ...Read more

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What are associated problems with bifid uvula - diagnosis / genetic testing?

Minor cleft palate: This is a simple defect that runs genetically with isolated cleft palates.Often a skin covered v shaped bone defect of the palate pointing toward the split uvula. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bifid uvula and I'm afraid that my voice will change if What to do if I have my tonsils removed. is this possible?

What to do if I have a bifid uvula and I'm afraid that my voice will change if What to do if I have my tonsils removed. is this possible?

It's possible: Some people with bifid uvula with have a submucous cleft palate. They may experience voice change and increased air escape through the nose with speaking after removal of the tonsils and adenoids. ...Read more

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Hi I am having bifid uvula from birth, I am unable to speak clearly. Now I am 23 year old. Is there any possibility to do operation & how much it cost?

Hi I am having bifid uvula from birth, I am unable to speak clearly. Now I am 23 year old. Is there any possibility to do operation & how much it cost?

Yes. : The bifid uvula and speech problems probably mean you have a form of cleft palate. You should get evaluated and treated through a cleft team which you can find at cleft line.Org. They can give you an idea about costs. ...Read more

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My son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils. Treatment?

My son has a bifid uvula and kissing tonsils. Treatment?

Hard to say: These are normal findings for a 6-9 yo,usually associated with snoring during sleep and require no treatment. If a 4 yo or a 18 yo with any signs of sleep disturbance, they may need removal. Providing more information when you submit a question allows a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?

What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?

Unknown: All 4 conditions can occur individually or in various combinations. Causes for congenital deformities (birth defects) can include environmental factors (maternal nutritional deficiencies), inherited factors as well as spontaneous mutations. Although incest is not common or considered advisable for humans, I am not aware of a specific correlation with orofacial deformities. ...Read more

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Why do people have a uvula?

Uvula: Great question! It has long been thought that the uvula is "vestigial," meaning that it really has no specific purpose. Having removed the uvula hundreds of times for patients who snore and have sleep apnea, I've found that not having one does seem to affect swallowing of nasal secretions, specifically making it somewhat harder. I think a purpose is to help with nasal mucous clearance ...Read more

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How can I treat elongated uvula?

How can I treat elongated uvula?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more