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Q: if your uvilla near the throat is ripping off and has red dots all over what causes that

i had this sore throat for 5 days now and havent payred attention to the dangling thing in the back of my mouth near the throat(uvilla?) .today i looked at it and its dotted red all over and looks like parts are ripping off at the tip ......every thing i have been eating lately left this shocking taste in the back of my throat and i was wondering if it was time to see a physician

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Maria Gifford, Community Member
9/10/08 12:19pm

The uvula is a narrow muscular structure at the back of the mouth that can be seen when a person says "Ahh." It hangs from the back of the soft palate, which separates the back of the nose from the back of the mouth.

 

Because the uvula is located at the edge of the throat, whatever causes a sore throat -- be it an infection, a virus, allergies, or something else -- can also affect the uvula.

 

Small red spots on the palate and uvula may be associated with infectious mononucleosis (mono) -- commonly called the "kissing disease" -- in which a virus is transmitted through saliva by way of a kiss or a cough or a sneeze, or by eating or drinking from the same glass or food utensils.

 

Because you've had a sore throat for a number of days and have spots on the back of your throat, it's time to have a doctor take a look.

 

Best of luck,

Maria

  

 

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Dip, Community Member
12/27/11 12:07am

Hi D.

My uvilla started hurting me, getting longer about 2inches.

what can i do? Do i need a surgery to cut it. I can not lay on my back. 

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Ald, Community Member
12/27/11 12:10am

Hi D.

My uvilla started hurting me, getting longer about 2inches.

what can i do? Do i need a surgery to cut it. I can not lay on my back. 

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