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Uvula (Definition)

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


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Uvula going white (pastey) Not painful. on and off for few weeks. Please see profile pic of uvula. can scrape off but comes back same. should I worry?

Uvula going white (pastey) Not painful. on and off for few weeks. Please see profile pic of uvula. can scrape off but comes back same. should I worry?

Thrush : Based on your picture and your story, you have thrush. You should not worry, but this will require medications from your doctor. Please schedule a visit with them soon. ...Read more

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Could enlarged uvulas with white sores on them have anything to do with mono?

Could enlarged uvulas with white sores on them have anything to do with mono?

That could be one sx: Mononucleosis presents with swollen tonsils that may have white to yellow exudates, skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes on the front ; back of your neck and enlarged spleen ;/or liver. Your white blood cell will be elevated. A monospot test will show - or + for mono ; antibody titers can distinguish btwn old vs new infection. ...Read more

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Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Why does my uvula look white on the part dangling? Had outpatient surgery last week.

Irritated: Sometimes the uvula gets irritated when a breathing tube presses on it during surgery. You can gargle with warm salty water to help. Chlorasceptic mouth spray can help with pain. Will take about 2 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Swollen Uvula, 4 white dots that are pimple looking, what do you think?

Swollen Uvula, 4 white dots that are pimple looking, what do you think?

Swollen Uvula: Is it painful or affecting your speech or swallowing? Any fever or swollen lymph nodes or other symptoms? If you see an ENT specialist they have fiberoptic scoping tools where they can see back there better than most. ...Read more

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What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep i was tested for that?

What does a swollen uvula with white patches and a swollen neck mean it is very painfull and it is not strep i was tested for that?

Pharyangitis: It could be a non-strep infection of the throat. It might be bacteria or viral - oly your md can determine if antibiotics can help. If it isn't improved you might need to go back to see them. ...Read more

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Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

Why has my uvula turned white after it had been black from being bruised caused by a breathing tube? Is it healing?

ENT: Please see ENT for evaluation. It may be that your uvula is healing much as a black eye will and your immune system has eaten away the hemosiderin from the bruising and left a yellowish tinge you are seeing with a light shining on your uvula. If it is turning white you need to be seen ASAP Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen uvula with white spot on tip for 5 days. Hurts on the left side only when I swallow. Slight runny nose and dry cough accompanying. ?

Swollen uvula with white spot on tip for 5 days. Hurts on the left side only when I swallow. Slight runny nose and dry cough accompanying. ?

URI: This could be due to multiple different causes. Might be a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Could be Herpangina, a condition due to Coxsackie virus, could be due to allergic reactions. If it keeps up and doesn't resolve in a day or two go and let a doctor examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula? No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Viral sore throat vs strept. I have redness and tiny red dots near thorat along with a red veiny uvula?  No white puss minor pain feels likcongestion

Consider symptoms: Usually strep throat has only sore throat and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. I it is viral ( much more common) it is often accompanied by nasal congestion or cough. ...Read more