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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...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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My uvula is red, elongated, and has a white coloring on the end of it. Also, the roof of my mouth close to the uvula is painful when I swallow.

My uvula is red, elongated, and has a white coloring on the end of it. Also, the roof of my mouth close to the uvula is painful when I swallow.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol or Motrin may help decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis.?

I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis.?

Exam: If this is a true mass in your throat, I recommend that you get it checked by your physician. Possibilities include an abscess or tumor. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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I've just noticed a very small lump on my uvula, it's not red and barely shows up on camera (I suffer from hay fever). What can it be?

I've just noticed a very small lump on my uvula, it's not red and barely shows up on camera (I suffer from hay fever). What can it be?

Irritation: A small bump on the uvula could be due to irritation from post nasal drainage which is caused by your allergies. If it grows, becomes painful or you have any other worrisome symptoms, please see doctor. ENT physician will be able to assess ...Read more

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What causes a uvula to be inflamed/red? Is it silent reflux?

What causes a uvula to be inflamed/red? Is it silent reflux?

Post nasal drip: Usually the uvula is not inflamed alone. If you have post nasal drip from allergies. Silent reflux should have other things inflamed. Are you overweight? Do you notice coughing at night? If you are having problems then ask your doctor so you can be better. ...Read more

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I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

I have red nerves inside the mouth near gums and uvula also has a red spot on it. Also I found pink bumps on the back of my tongue. Pls suggest?

How do you feel?: If you feel fine and what you report are incidental findings, everything is probably normal or at least within normal boundaries. The pink bumps are papillae, most likely circumvallate papillae- Google it) and have slight redness on the back of your throat might indicate irritation, allergies, etc. And nothing to be overly concerned about. However, if you're not feeling well, see your physician. ...Read more

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My throat has recently been acting up, every time I swallow it feels like something is there when it's not and also my uvula has gotten a red spot.

My throat has recently been acting up, every time I swallow it feels like something is there when it's not and also my uvula has gotten a red spot.

Uvula swelling: Globus sensation has many possible causes - including Uvulitis. Swelling of the uvula from viral infection is common (as well as swelling from sleep apnea and certain medications). Globus sensation can also be related to GI reflux, tonsil problems, pharyngitis just to name a few other issues. If not improved over a week of symptoms further evaluation is advisable. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

Get checked.: Strep throat does not always present with painful swallowing or a fever. In fact it only presents classically in about 60% of kids and 30% of adults. There are lots of atypical presentations for this disease. So with a white patch, it is worth getting a culture. If it does not go away in a week or so, get checked for other possibilities. ...Read more

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My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

Pharyngitis: A swollen, red, sore throat can be related to bacterial infection like strep or viral infection including "mono". A healthcare provider can perform a rapid strep screen, throat culture and even test for presence of ebv virus (cause of infectious mono) to determine if antibiotics are indicated or not. It's uncommon, but other infections and causes are possibilities as well. ...Read more

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My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

My uvula looks swollen and red and my tonsils look swollen, throat hurts and hurts to move my neck?

Cold: Depending on the duration of your symptoms, you may have a throat infection. If this is a chronic condition, you may have other causes. Pain in moving the neck can be from swollen lymph nodes. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than a few days. ...Read more

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During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected. Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever

During tonsil treatment new sore behind uvula and small white & red dots on left side of roof of mouth. Only left tonsil infected. Actually mono or reaction to meds like sjs blister? Chills nofever

Tonsil lesions: You might have a viral infection on top of the bacterial one. I suppose you have been on antibiotics for the tonsil infection. I would watch the mouth lesions and finish the antibiotic. Gargle with warm salt water and take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Sounds like: An inflammation that would probably benefit by being looked at by your physician or ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had these red dots on my uvula, what can this mean?

What to do if I have had these red dots on my uvula, what can this mean?

Can get eval.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have a blood red splotch around my uvula-it doesn't hurt, it could be from coughing a lot, should I get it checked out?

I have a blood red splotch around my uvula-it doesn't hurt, it could be from coughing a lot, should I get it checked out?

Uvula: I would wait a few days to see if the redness subsides. If there is associated pain or swelling, then go see your physician or an Otolaryngologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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My uvula is swollen and has one red spot on it. What should I do?

My uvula is swollen and has one red spot on it. What should I do?

Uvula edema: Hello, the swelling of the uvula will take some time for resolution. The uvula lies in a dependent position. The timing will also depend on the degree of swelling. In my practice, I prescribe steroids. If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing, you'll obviously need to be seen in an er. Good luck and I hope this helps. ...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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I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long?

I noticed my uvula touches the back of my tongue never noticed this before it isn't swollen or red or have bumps it's just seems long?

UVULA: First, it can be simply normal for you especially if you have no symptoms.
However, some people get large and swollen ones when either allergic to something or a possible infection or actually also from snoring as the uvula bangs back and forth and gets traumatized.
What fits for you? ...Read more

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Are red bumps and red visible vein-like lines on uvula normal?

Uvula: It's common to see red veins on the uvula. Unless it's swollen, painful or there's other associated symptoms, then I like to tell my patients not to worry about it. ...Read more

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What is white chunky stuff on my uvula it makes me feel like a loose skin back there but not hurts when I eat and the sides of my throats are red?

What is white chunky stuff on my uvula it makes me feel like a loose skin back there but not hurts when I eat and the sides of my throats are red?

Dead skin: The white chunky stuff is basically the equivalent of dead skin, probably caused by an infection. It'll slough off when the infection clears. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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