Throat problems uvula

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Hi, infections in the mouth or throat can cause an inflammation of the uvula. This should subside as the infection resolves. If the swelling persists or if the uvula is long, it may need surgical correction. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. Regards.
My uvula swells and I get bumps on back of throat and redness. What can cause this? I am afraid one day I won't be able to breathe. I take Benadryl or diphehydramine when mine swells because that is what the ER pumped through me when my uvula swelled the first time. I am still having it swell 5 times in 3 years. This last time was not a allergic reaction to meds.
I still have issues with water going up my nose when I swallow. Also, I still have problems swallowing some foods; it gets stuck in my throat. What in the world is going on?
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.
Hello, my sister has a lump in her throat next to her uvula and I am nervous. It's to the right side and is probably the size of a dime. It looks like it's about the same color as her throat but isn't raised much. It has a black dot on it, like it's a blood vessel or something like that. I'm wicked nervous and can't get her into the doctors for the next few days. Can someone help?
I used to have sore throats constantly and a few weeks ago had patches on my tonsils which went away with anitbiotics. Well my husband has had a sore throat for 2 weeks now. Today my throat became very sore, I looked at it.. It is very red, with a blister on my uvula i have about 6 or 7 small white dots around my tonsils and in my throat and a few red spots. I am a very paranoid person. I have never had white spots around my tonsils, always on them. Now I have none on my tonsils but near them.
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.
I am also having problems with my throat and have lumps on my uvula as well as pain further back and feeling of having a swollen tongue. I was wondering if anyone ever got a definate diagnosis? I too suffer from anxiety which I am doing something about and am four weeks into CBT to tackle my health anxiety problem. Ive got myself convinced that Ive got the start of throat cancer and the ongoing lumpy feeling when I swallow doesnt help to alleviate my fears.
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.
The "dangling thing" in your throat is called a uvula. I suggest that you get evaluated for sleep apnea, and you could also try some benadryl at bedtime if you think it's from allergies. You should consider trying to lose some of that extra weight as well, as being overweight increases your risk of sleep apnea in addition to other weight related problems. Many health plans offer weight loss programs, and nutritionist consultations.
For 6 months now my throat has been yellow, with very red, inflammation on either side of my uvula. My larynx is strained, and I can't rid myself of a white coating on my tongue, no matter how often I clean it. I also have asymmetrical lesions inside my cheek which were successfully treated on a temporary basis by an oral suspension, but soon reappeared. The conditions are growing worse and are very very worrisome. I would very much appreciate any help.
I dont know what to do.. My doctor seems a little enthusiastic to cut my uvula. It does cause me problems, but reading the post on the surgery, I am not sure weather to get a second opinion, or go with it? It seems like he's eager to cut whatever to make some money as long as insurance will pay. If insurance will pay for it, do I have it cut or not?
Also went back to the doc yesterday, the Augmentin had not helped at all as of Tuesday and my uvula and throat were actually beginning to swell up. For some reason they absolutely will not give me a shot (I've always gotten a shot before and it usually cures it right up). They gave me prednisone for the swelling and some sample pain pills called Levacet. The pain pills are awesome but I just want the strep to go away, and it feels like its taking forever.
The hanging flesh at the back of the throat is called the uvula. The problems you describe make no sense to me at all. I think you will need to show them to a doctor or dentist. Best. Dr.
She had huge tonsils. Her throat would swell until the uvula was hanging down on her tongue. The problem got worse. About a year and a half ago we had the tonsils removed. We thought the problem was over. The problem seemed to start after school started again. Her upper throat swells, sometimes worse than others. Even when her throat is not swollen she has low oxygen level. The general dr. continued to say it was a virus.
In the past 4 days, I have noticed that my Uvula feels like its in an awkward spot. Seeing 'subtle floaters' for past 3 weeks. After a week of headache, went to GP at a local Urgent Care clinic, thought it was Chronic Tension-type headaches as I was not displaying neurological abnormalities. Said to follow-up with a Neurologist if problems persist. Couldn't schedule an appointment with any Neurologist until a few weeks out.
I have a big white spot in the back of my throat in front of the uvula and a small white spot on one of my tonsils. Very sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, no fever, no runny nose at least presently, some sneezing. I have had about a dozen of these episodes in my life. It's always the same thing the strep test is either negative or inconclusive but I get prescribed antibiotics and the spots clear up in a day or two and everything is fine. I'm 38 and have had throat and ear problems forever.
I have had a sometimes severe sore throat for over a month. Had a scope put down my throat and the doctor says everything is normal....no growths, nodules, infection, etc. He suggested that maybe I had a virus and to come back in 6 weeks if the pain was still there and then he would repeat the procedure to see if there was a change. The pain does lessen sometimes but then comes back with a vengence. Mostly it is on the right side and, of course, the ears are also involved.
She took CT scan to hospital for further analysis and determined I had a throat cyst. Went to her recommended ENT and he performed surgery and removed small throat cyst and viral wart. Still feeling persists. I had an MRI but results aren't back yet. Gastro doctor will do an duodenoscopy this Tuesday to rule out reflux and I am having my uvula shortened because right now it looks like it is touching the back of my throat.
Hi, I'm a 23 year old female and had my tonsils taken out when I was 17 because of abscesses on my tonsils and repeated tonsillitis. Up until this year I have had no problems with my throat but now every time I get a cold my uvula gets extremely swollen to the point where it is difficult to breathe. I got a cold about 3 weeks ago and now have what looks like white puss pockets on my uvula and it's very swollen, I had been put on two different types of antibiotics that are not helping.
So I recently engaged in oral sex with a guy. The day after my throat was a little sore. I assumed it was normal from performing the act. However 2 days later I woke up early because it hurt really bad for me to swallow. I do have problems with my sinuses and I have been having some nasal congestion. I am concerned it may be more than a simple sinus infection because when I looked at my mouth in the mirror, on the left and right sides of my uvula there are white spots leading into my throat.
Waiting for allergy tests but experience daily throat swelling sensation and shortness of breath, sore throat, swollen uvula. Trip to emergency room suggested it is psychosomatic as breathing and throat were fine - want to believe this but I am in dispair due to constant feelings of choking due to sensation of swelling. Lymph nodes are swollen and painful, pain radiating into ears and feelings of sore throat exist. I am on Prednisone and Singulair. Singulair makes me feel worse.
That said, I was wondering if others here occasionally get sore throats, more than the average person? Around my uvula, it's very red but experience the pain before the discoloration. I have had bouts of thrush (albeit, was on a number of antibiotics last year) and the last being last month. Just before that, had a UTI and my kidney hurt like heck. On top of the sore throat, my lower back is hurting and just hoping that is muscles and not some infection creeping up. Please...no!!
They were just slightly irritating, so i was looking at them in the mirror and i noticed that the back of my throat is pretty red and it looks like there are small bumps. Also it looks like my uvula is discolored (an almost yellowish spot). my throat doesnt really hurt at all just a slight irritation. I fear it may get worse. Anyone have any ideas of the cause?
On August 24th I woke up feeling like there was a lump in my throat. It gets to be varying intensities but I pretty much always feel like somethings in there since then. I have had an on/off sore throat sometimes kinda severe. I sometimes cough dry and it seems theres no reason why. Last couple days I have been going hoarse on/off and once had blood in my mucus/boogers. This feels different then anything else I have encountered. I went to a dr and they said my throats no red or swollen.
For years I've had a persistent cough and a need to clear my throat. Sometimes I gets bad enough that it makes me gag and go into severe coughing "attacks" where I can't stop coughing for about a minute, sometimes resulting in vomiting. It gets a lot worse when I exert myself physically or when I eat (especially sugary food). Some days are better than others, but I can't think of a day where I haven't had this problem. It can be extremely draining and embarrassing.
The doctor is useless - everytime I go he says it's stomach problems, mouth problems, but he wont believe it's coming from my throat. I've had enough!!!! I just want it to go away so I can get on with my life! I'm gonna try cutting out dairy products but I doubt that will work!
I went to the doctor and was told the back of my throat and uvula were inflamed and was given an assortment of treatments to fix that problem. Yet this past night I was still unable to go to sleep, but the gasping part of the problem appeared to be gone and my throat for the time being seems to be better. So is it a simple cycle of me not getting sleep that is leading to stress that in turn leads to more sleep problems?
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