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Hello sir i have enlarged uvula for around 2 weeks , it is irritating me now. it doesnt pain me nw. so pls advice me for the problem.

Hello sir i have enlarged uvula for around 2 weeks , it is irritating me now. it doesnt pain me nw. so pls advice me for the problem.

Anti inflammatory : It's probably a resolving infection. Try some Ibuprofen 400mg, every 6 hours and do some saline gargles. That should help. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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


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Hi. I've been having a problem with my mouth... My Uvula has been touching my tongue how can I stop that quickly?

Having your uvula: touch your tongue is not uncommon. Your uvula may be swollen from uvulitis, a viral infection of the uvula, or from irritation from post-nasal drainage or reflux. Typically this will resolve on your own. You might hasten improvement by taking anti-reflux medication such as OTC Prilosec/omeprazole or an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen. You can't stop it quickly:) Stay well! ...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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What are associated problems with bifid uvula - diagnosis / genetic testing?

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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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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Why do we have a uvula?

Not fully understood: All the mammals do not have uvula ,it helps phonation ( voice } gauge reflex , salivation , it is some times removed for snoring in sleep apnea . ...Read more

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