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How can I treat elongated uvula?

How can I treat elongated uvula?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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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 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

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What does it mean when your uvula is elongated?

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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Recovering from elongated uvula...noticed the tip is has turned white as it shrinks. Is this normal?

Recovering from elongated uvula...noticed the tip is has turned white as it shrinks.  Is this normal?

The pink color=from: red blood cells in capillaries. If white, then less blood flow & this would be consistent with the tissue shrinking as blood flow is required to maintain tissues and routinely increases in the case of infections as part of our immune response to resolve infections, irritation or injury. ...Read more

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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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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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Why is my uvula crooked?

Probably: If it's been crooked all your life, probably just a normal anatomic variation. If this is a recent change, it deserves investigation...call your Dentist for recommendation to an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do people have a uvula?

Uvula: Great question! It has long been thought that the uvula is "vestigial," meaning that it really has no specific purpose. Having removed the uvula hundreds of times for patients who snore and have sleep apnea, I've found that not having one does seem to affect swallowing of nasal secretions, specifically making it somewhat harder. I think a purpose is to help with nasal mucous clearance ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

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