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Having my tonsils and uvula removed on tuesday. Sleep apnea score is 29. Worried about uvula removal and side effects from this. Suggestions on this?

Having my tonsils and uvula removed on tuesday. Sleep apnea score is 29. Worried about uvula removal and side effects from this. Suggestions on this?

Airway restriction: They plan this surgery to increase the size of your airway opening. Did a CPAP not work? Are your tonsils so large that you're trapping food while eating, thereby having difficulty swallowing too? Are you obese? Major weight loss has been shown to help, if kept off. These are all factors that need to be considered when surgery is your treatment choice. Moderate post-op pain is a side effect. ...Read more

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Uvula (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: uvula?

What is the definition or description of: uvula?

Tissue in throat: A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of the mouth and palate. ...Read more

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Male, 31 yr old. Had an enlarged uvula (3 times long than normal) for 2 years. Its not threatening but wonder is there a way to make it back to normal?

Male, 31 yr old. Had an enlarged uvula (3 times long than normal) for 2 years. Its not threatening but wonder is there a way to make it back to normal?

Surgery: If it in such length for 2 years now, highly unlikely it will go back to normal. I don't know of any medication available for shortening your uvula. Since it is not medically bothering, i would leave it alone, but seems to cause you some cosmetic concerns. Consult with and ENT doc for help...I don't think snipping/shortening the uvula is a major surgery. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why do we have a uvula?

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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What does it mean when your uvula is elongated?

ThLongAnTheShortOfIt: It means your uvula is elongated. The uvula is an elongated structure. But if you mean TOO long, then it might irritate your throat or cause you to gag or swallow a lot or feel like there's a goldfish in there. Sometimes it will swell from an allergy, sensitivity or irritation, but with time it will shrink back down; sometimes medication is needed; rarely, surgery. Try ice chips, then your doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a growth on my uvula..?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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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