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What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?
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Dr. Ertan Esmer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Epiglottis
Actually, you're probably feeling your epiglottis, which is a structure that protects your airway when you swallow.
My best advice is to stop sticking your finger down your throat!

In brief: Epiglottis
Actually, you're probably feeling your epiglottis, which is a structure that protects your airway when you swallow.
My best advice is to stop sticking your finger down your throat!
Dr. Ertan Esmer
Dr. Ertan Esmer
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Uvula
I believe you are referring to that little hangy down thingy! it is called the uvula.
Don't know the significance except that it always gets infected, swells up and causes a lot of people to ask this question.

In brief: Uvula
I believe you are referring to that little hangy down thingy! it is called the uvula.
Don't know the significance except that it always gets infected, swells up and causes a lot of people to ask this question.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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