Swollen uvula in throat

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I woke up this am with a sore throat. Felt like something in back of my throat. The roof of my mouth is white, and the uvula is swollen and almost touching the back of my tongue. I feel like I should keep swallowing. Never happened before. No new foods, meds, etc.
You may wish to see an ENT doctor about your swollen uvula, since any kind of swelling in your throat can aggravate upper airway obstruction.
In response to the infection the body produces soft white debris which collects in the tiny indentations in the tongue and throat. Repeated salt water gargles will help. Mix one teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water and gargle. If the patches increase in size or become painful then consult your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Days 2-10 swollen tonsils with white patches (extremely painful). Now my uvula is swollen and sitting on my tounge. Ok so heres what I have been using to combat this. Gargle with salt water, Drink warm water with honey and lemon, Tylenol for pain (actually works for once), had some fluticasone propionate for nasal congestion (stopped working so switched to afrin) and zinc cough drops. Ok heres my question, at what time should I be worried and go see a doctor.
I didn't have any high fever, And my throat wasn't sore in the traditional since(pain when swallowing or eating) but the irritation from my uvula touching my tongue is driving me crazy. 2 months later and I am still not completely over the mono. I visited my ENT today, and he told me the only thing he could do for my long uvula is to have it surgically shortened/removed. Also he said that at the time my uvula did not appear swollen BUT that it was really long. The actual QUESTIONS would be.
I had an endoscopy done on Friday and my uvula was really swollen Friday night and Saturday morning. It was purple. It is now Sunday and it is still really swollen, but not nearly as bad as it was. It is no longer purple, but has turned white. I have gargled with salt water today. Any other suggestions for bringing the swelling down and why it is white?
My uvulas was longer than normal and also got periodicaly swollen also my left side of my throat has been consistently sore as well. The doctor examined me and said that I should have my uvula shortened. So I did it now 30 days later when I swallow it feels like food is getting caught or scar tissue is making it feel rough when I do swallow. It looks fine but it doesn’t feel fine when I swallow.
Yesterday I had oral sex, it was kind of rough, at the end of the sex, I felt that there is something in my throat, an hour later i checked the mirror, and I saw that my uvula was swollen, it was not bigger but taller, and its tip was dark red. how serious is this? it doesnt hurt at all, but i can still feel it hanging down there. the color is still dark red, but it didnt change since yesterday, not bigger not smaller. is it a serious thing? should i take some meds?
said my uvula was swollen and did a CT of my throat. The CT came back showing a 1 cm nodule on my thyroid. Is there some sort of connection between the two? I am off to GP for further looking into the thyroid nodule.
I had my tonsils removed over 2 weeks ago and well my uvula is still swollen and I am not able to eat much. I wish I can fast forward 2 months in the future to get the swelling down. I so understand your position though. What I have heard from others is that it can take months for the uvula to get back into proper psition. Hang in there. All the best. If you are still uncertain then maybe see the ENT who did the surgery to explain things.
To give a quick background I am 21 years old, quit smoking cigarettes a few days ago after about 2 1/2 years of a pack a day, quit smoking marijuana 3 weeks ago after about 2 years of smoking every day, and my girlfriend who I have been sexually active with for years was treated for genital warts over the summer due to HPV 16. My tonsils and uvula have been swollen since August and in early October I ended up in the emergency room because my neck began to swell up.
The problem is that when I search for symptoms everywhere says that sore throat goes along with that symptom. I do not have a sore throat. It has gotten bad enough now that my throat feels closed off and when you look inside my mouth you can clearly see there is not much space between tonsils and my uvula is rubbing one of them.THe tonsils appear to be slighty red but other than that they do not appear to have spots or white anything on them.
As I was sweeping it I must have breathed some in. Since then this is two months I have had problem with swollen uvula in the throat, hoarsness and some wheezing on exhale, also swollen glands in the neck and burning pain in the neck area. I also have itchy forehead, with little rash. I am tired and worn out most of the time. Could this be some allergy or virus? I went to ENT today and he never said much, only that he wants me to have allergy tests done. It bothers me a lot lately!
When I check in the mirror, my throat is just very red everywhere and swollen, but I don't really see any white patches, which seems to be the indicator of strep throat, and I didn't have any contact with anyone with strep throat recently either. I run a 100-101 fever with body aches, chills, and headaches from evening to late morning everyday, then it subsides and I'd feel better in the afternoon only to get hit by another wave of fever in the evenings ~6-8pm.
septoplasty on Friday morning, it's now Tues morning and my pain is unbearable in my throat. My uvula is almost completely gray, swollen so much it's hanging down onto the base of my tongue & the sides of my tongue, tonsils & throat are on fire. Can't eat anything but cream of chicken soup & ice. I was also on antibiotics following surgery. Going back to GP to see what they can do about it tomorrow.
I have a lump on my uvula and a swollen right tonsil which neither are sore. For the past few weeks i have had a slight sore throat on and off.
the problem I'm having since then has been with my throat....somehow during the intubation my uvula took a hit and is quite swollen and bruised at the bottom.....how typical is this? and about how long does it take to heal? It's not having an adverse effect on my breathing....but it does cause a gagging sensation and makes swallowing/eating difficult.
If your GP doesn't have the lighting and equipment to get a proper look, he or she may want to refer you to a specialist in Ear, Nose, and Throat. A good look may be enough, or a biopsy if the look isn't judged sufficient. I would suggest that you see the doctor in the next couple of weeks, for peace of mind and proper diagnosis. Best. Dr.
Hi Miniplus, I am a 27 year old female from Ireland, I recently had a uvulaectomy due to two cysts that were found on my uvula. The uvula was getting swollen at night time and I would wake up in the morning unable to breath and would gag. My GP referred me to an ENT Specialist and they decided to remove my uvula altogether.
I felt like my throat was closing up and I could feel my uvula sitting on my tongue. And after looking in the mirror I could clearly see that my uvula was very red and swollen. And the rest of my throat very red too. I havent noticed any white spots on the back of my throat. I am 11weeks pregnant and am worried that i maybe wasting my gps time by going down to the surgery because he may not be able to give me any medication which would help me while im pregnant.
Last week I noticed some tenderness in when touching the outside of my throat. I went to look into the mirror to find the right side of my throat/tonsil (not sure the proper term here) was swollen and red and the left side had white spots. First thing I thought was oh great I'm getting strep. I use to get strep every year and the doctor at one time told me I need to look into having my tonsils taken out do to the chronic strep and they looked inflamed.
The swollen red tonsils, purple patches on the uvula and fatigue could be due to tonsillitis. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics.
Hi, I had unprotected sex with a male 7 weeks ago. I have a swollen UVULA (thing between tonsils that dangly thing in the mouth). It looks like it's swollen, what is this a symptom of? SCARED. Let me know!
do you suffer from sleep apnea? How confident are you that you can tell (looking in a mirror?) if your uvula is swollen? I, an older person, have been told by a Pulmonary doctor that I have some minor blockage in the throat, I don't recall the uvula being mentioned. He said it is due in part to age and to my weight which is about 25 pounds over, and I'm over 6' 5" so that is not a lot of weight, still it may be the cause of what has been diagnosed as mild sleep apnea.
As the morning went on, it was feeling like it was hard to swallow, and breath. Went to ER, and they said my Uvula was very swollen, and it was touching the back of my throat. Said it was caused by my cough. Told me to drink alot, and that popsicles would help. Also had to get some cough medicine to try to help the cough. I think you should call your doctor to have it checked out. Very weird and strange feeling, I know. Good luck!
This morning I awakened to discover that my throat is red, uvula is swollen and I still have some pressure in my ears, and left gland is still swollen. Could this just be an allergy or something else?
I asked him if he was hung over. He said no, and that he felt bad because he had swallowed his uvula in his sleep. He demonstrated his swollen uvula by flipping it forward so that it was resting on his tongue. So now that my symptoms are showing I decided to take a look. The tip of my swollen uvula is not visible behind my tongue. I can feel it resting on my tongue and when I swallow, I get that familiar sand paper feeling that I can now identify as my tongue against my uvula.
I quite often have a swollen uvula when I awaken in the morning. I have attributed this to a post-nasal drip. However, this morning not only was the uvula swollen, but I had a bright red bloody sack (hematoma) on the end of it. I am afraid this will break and continue to bleed in my mouth or down my throat. Any suggestions?
He does have what appears to me to be an elongated uvula (drags the back of his tongue) but he says it feels like he has something in the back of his throat that needs coughed up. Nothing ever does come up and he has no nasal drip. I've looked at his throat and everything looks good. Nothing swollen. Could this just be from his uvula? Should I take him to an ENT? Our doctor just brushed it off last time I mentioned it.
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