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It has been 3 months since I got my tonsils out and my uvela is still elongated. I can't sleep because it gets in the way of my airway and I gag constantly. I'm getting surgery tomorrow to get it clipped. Is this normal? The Dr. is being very nonchalant a

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Normal variant

Sounds like a normal variant of anatomy.
While any operation can have complications, this quick, outpatient operation is a very low risk one. You should be just fine. I hope this helps!

In brief: Normal variant

Sounds like a normal variant of anatomy.
While any operation can have complications, this quick, outpatient operation is a very low risk one. You should be just fine. I hope this helps!
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