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Doctor insights on: What Causes Uvula To Become Elongated

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What causes an elongated, enlarged uvula?

What causes an elongated, enlarged uvula?

Variety of things: The uvula may be enlarged from inflammation, infection, or it may be congenital. If the symptoms of snoring or sleep disorder are present, you may want to get a sleep study to make sure that your oxygen saturation at time of sleep is within normal limits. If you are totally asymptomatic, do nothing. ...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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What is the cause of an elongated uvula after surgery?

What is the cause of an elongated uvula after surgery?

Uvula: Your uvula was probably irritated by the endotracheal (breathing) tube during surgery which caused it to become swollen and possibly elongated. It should go away on its own. ...Read more

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What can cause a broken uvula?

What can cause a broken uvula?

No such thing: There is no bone to "break" in the uvula which is made up of soft tissue (mucosa, submucosa) as well as muscle. There is no such thing as a broken uvula. There is a "bifid" uvula which is a congenital anomaly in which in appears forked. ...Read more

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What can cause your uvula to vibrate?

Snoring in short: If your uvula is vibrating while awake. It is probably due to the airflow through your nose. Snoring is the result of the palate and uvula vibrating. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

What kind of problems can be caused by a bifid/split uvula?

Uvula: Bifid uvula is lowest grade of cleft palate. usually not any problem. More severe case could lead to nasal regurgitation and vocal symptoms ...Read more

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What causes swollen uvula?

Reaction: Other than trauma, surgical manipulation, or a mass - the things that can cause swelling are usually related to an "reaction". It could be due to certain med (ace inhibitors), due to an allergic type response, or due from a hereditary condition (c1 esterase defiency) that allows fluid to improperly fill tissue spaces. ...Read more

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What causes a blister on the uvula?

What causes a blister on the uvula?

A non-painful ...: Clear fluid blister on the tip of the uvula is usually caused by a blocked minor salivary gland. These usually go away without intervention. Any lesion on the palate that persists should be looked at by specialist. Cancer in the minor salivary glands is rare but can be devastating if there is a significant delay in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen uvula?

Swollen uvula: The most common cause is snoring. Infection is next if this is a new condition. ...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

Uvula (Definition)

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