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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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I have a sore on the roof of my mouth where it goes from being hard to spongy (right next to uvula). I've had it for about a week now.

I have a sore on the roof of my mouth where it goes from being hard to spongy (right next to uvula). I've had it for about a week now.

See dentist: If it is not gone in another week see a dentist who can diagnose the problem. It could be a number of things an without seeing it and more information it will be hard to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Could a large solid bump at the base of my tongue be a tumor? It is far back, almost into my throat and touch my uvula. I have a sore throat too and my tongue is a little sore. I have noticed it before but it seemed to have gone away.

Could a large solid bump at the base of my tongue be a tumor? It is far back, almost into my throat and touch my uvula. I have a sore throat too and my tongue is a little sore. I have noticed it before but it seemed to have gone away.

Need Consultation: Too many variables present to just wait. Get and appointment with and oral surgeon for an evaluation (possible biopsy) of this bump. This may be a nuisance or it could be very serious. However the serious side is significant to warrant to know what it is now! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with what looks and feels like a mouth ulcer next to the uvula, it's mildly painful. Should I seek outside help or treat at home?

I have a sore throat with what looks and feels like a mouth ulcer next to the uvula, it's mildly painful. Should I seek outside help or treat at home?

They are common/harm: Ulcers in the mouth are common and rarely require treatment. They go away on their own in a few days. I would not do anything as they are not especially painful in your case. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm an 18 year old girl and I was out on Thursday night and it's Sunday and I have a sore throat with a white blotch on my uvula I also have a chesty cough and I'm very prone to chest infections and I have had strep cough/throat as recently as Chri

Hello, I'm an 18 year old girl and I was out on Thursday night and it's Sunday and I have a sore throat with a white blotch on my uvula I also have a chesty cough and I'm very prone to chest infections and I have had strep cough/throat as recently as Chri

If temp, then visit: If you have a temp, then you need to be seen, if not then gargle with warm salt water 3-4 times per day, drink extra fluids (water)--for the next 24 hours.
If worsening, then DR visit.
If improving, cont with the fluids. ...Read more

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I have a purplish colored sore on my uvula and it is sore. What could this be?

I have a purplish colored sore on my uvula and it is sore. What could this be?

Cold sore?: If this sore is terribly painful to the point that you can hardly swallow, it could be a herpes lesion, or cold sore. These can occur anywhere in the mouth and can be very uncomfortable, to the point that it is hard to eat and drink. If that's the case, you could take Valtrex (valacyclovir) during times you have a herpes outbreak canker sore. ...Read more

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My daughter's uvula was damaged during procedure, became white and fell off (a piece). Extremely sore. Any lasting effects? Is this negligent?

My daughter's uvula was damaged during procedure, became white and fell off (a piece). Extremely sore. Any lasting effects? Is this negligent?

See E.N.T.doctor: Consult your E.N.T.doctor, and get y our daughter examined. Discuss about the damage to uvula and if it going to get healed well, also if it is going to affect her voice or not. ...Read more

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I have a white painful"sore"inside my mouth in the very back of mouth. Kinda beside uvula. Very painful, has grown a lot since this morning.? Wat is this

May be viral: The blister might be viral. If it is a shallow yellow white ulcer with red rim then probable aphthous ulcer which is from inflammation of the mouth lining and will resolve in 7-10 days. Steroid cream applied to the area, cepacol lozenges, an Aspirin dissolved in water then gargled might help. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on uvula. How can I get rid of it?

Bland diet: Nothing too hot or spicy to eat, otherwise you will continue to irritate it.
Often, they may take up to 7 days to heal, on their own. ...Read more

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I have a hard sore lump on my uvula, I can see it and it's red and I can feel it when I swallow. What is it?

I have a hard sore lump on my uvula, I can see it and it's red and I can feel it when I swallow. What is it?

See a doctor: This is not normal, but without actually being able to examine it there is no way in which to diagnose this long distance. Go and get this looked at by a physician, possibly an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Hi, I have a very painful canker sore on my uvula and before that I had tonsillitis and it's good now and treated. I can't eat, please help?

Canker sore: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist for laser treatment, immediate solution. ...Read more

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Red sore on my palette towards my uvula. Got it after I ate. What could it be? Tried popping it but now it's sore. Kind of hard to swallow

Red sore on my palette towards my uvula. Got it after I ate. What could it be? Tried popping it but now it's sore. Kind of hard to swallow

Impossible to say: This is impossible to say what it is without a physcal examination. In general, it is never a good idea to pop any lesion that appears on the body. ...Read more

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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a brown and white spot on my uvula and my throat is only sore on that side? What could this be?

I have a brown and white spot on my uvula and my throat is only sore on that side? What could this be?

Few possibilities: Without an exam, I can only give general information. And a localized area of pain and inflammation generally means an infection. Localized small abcess, usually bacteria that penicillan family treats quite well. ...Read more

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There's a sore lesion on the back of my throat, to the left of the uvula. I'm 20, don't smoke. I just started work at a call centre. Should I see a Dr?

There's a sore lesion on the back of my throat, to the left of the uvula. I'm 20, don't smoke. I just started work at a call centre. Should I see a Dr?

Yes: Unless you recall damaging it with chips, crusty bread, etc. Or from oral sex, then you should have this checked by your MD or Dentist. Always good to be careful and get unexplained lesions checked by the experts. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will a doctor prescribe pain meds for canker sore on uvula?

Will a doctor prescribe pain meds for canker sore on uvula?

Usually NSAIDS work: I routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" I will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. The uvula is part of the palate and can be very uncomfortable. If Ibuprofen doesn't control pain, call your dentist for help. G/l! ...Read more

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Palate is sore and there are 2 big not elevated red spots just above the uvula. I have had this for 3 days now. I can swallow easily but mouth hurts.

Palate is sore and there are 2 big not elevated red spots just above the uvula. I have had this for 3 days now. I can swallow easily but mouth hurts.

Sore palate: There are several possibilities. This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical exam and additional information.
See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Tear: That tear should heal with time and warm water mouth rinses. The mouth and throat are rich with circulation and complete healing should occur. If you have any further concerns, consult an Otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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My sore is above where my tonsils used to be, but before the uvula. Ulcer, saliva gland, cancer? Home remedies? It hurts to eat and yawn!

My sore is above where my tonsils used to be, but before the uvula. Ulcer, saliva gland, cancer? Home remedies? It hurts to eat and yawn!

Sore above tonsils: It's impossible to make a diagnosis without a visual and clinical exam. Any sore in the mouth that does not heal in 7-10 days needs to be examined.
Make an appointment with your dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula. What can these be? Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula. What can these be? Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

Two possibilities: (although may be more)
1. Viral infection of the throat. Very common (sometimes called "human foot and mouth" disease
2. Infectious Mononucleosis (A simple blood test will tell)
See your Primary Care Provider or Family Physician for exact diagnosis!

Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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I have a big white chunk in the back of my throat under my uvula what exactly can it be and I have had two sore throats this month could that be cause?

I have a big white chunk in the back of my throat under my uvula what exactly can it be and I have had two sore throats this month could that be cause?

Exudates: Hard to tell. But it is likely exudates, commonly fluid/pus due to infection. Get checked for Strep. May need antibiotic to prevent spread of infection. Try gargles, Ibuprofen. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have a protrusion behind my uvula. It is hard and bony feeling. I have had a sore throat since it popped up about 2 months ago.

I have a protrusion behind my uvula. It is hard and bony feeling. I have had a sore throat since it popped up about 2 months ago.

Palatal torus: Sounds like a torus, which is a common benign congenital condition shock likely you only recently noticed. ...Read more

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I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when I exhale.

I just woke with sore throat and area behind uvula swollen and wondered what causes this? The swollen area is so enlarged it flaps when I exhale.

It is likely infecti: Sore throat is frequently caused by the head-cold virus which usually resolves in 4-5 days with the help of tylenol (acetaminophen) pills and lots of warm liquids.
If you develop fever or enlarged lymph glands, it can also be strept throat infection (bacterial infection). This requires antibiotics use and a visit to your family doctor unless you get well with tylenol (acetaminophen) in another 1-2 days. ...Read more

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This morning my uvula area was hurting during the day my nose started running now my nose is sore from wiping all day and my throat feels dry HELP?

This morning my uvula area was hurting during the day my nose started running now my nose is sore from wiping all day and my throat feels dry HELP?

Post nasal drip: You probably have hay fever which U.S. Termed Allergic Rhinitis in medical jargon. Million of citizens suffer from this and depending on what environmental agents you may be allergic to, your symptoms flare up at different season. For now, u can use Flonase and Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec (all ITC) and see your doctor in a couple of weeks if no improvement is noted. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my uvula that comes and goes and fluctuates in shapes and sizes. Its not painful anymore but was accompanied by a sore throat?

Uvular lesions: Without being able to see these there is no way in which to diagnose. See your doctor and let him examine you when they are present. ...Read more

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I have Little lump next to uvula and back of the wall of my throat for about two months aready been haveing alergys of sore throat and coughing alot!

I have Little lump next to uvula and back of the wall of my throat for about two months aready been haveing alergys of sore throat and coughing alot!

Allergies: You have allergies and notice a red lump on your throat. This most likely is related to post nasal drip. You could try nasocort over the counter. As your allergies get better so too will the swelling. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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