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Large Uvula
I have a large uvula for which I have sore throat and cough. A pulmonologist asked me to do sleep study because I have snoring problem. He also asked me to get an ENT opinion with a video laryngoscopy done to see the upper airway. ENT said it is fine and I need not worry about any sleep apnoea, but the pulmonologist has another opinion. I don't know whom to believe, because ENT gave me a thumbs up but the Pulmonologist, without any diagnosis has scared me that I may have sleep apnea. I'm scared and confused. Help
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Hello....... Snoring could be due to large uvula or some other cause like short obese neck or obstruction anywhere in nasopharynx.. Examining palate /uvula in fiber optic nasopharyngoscpy by asking patient to imitate snoring is way to identify the cause.. If it's inflammed uvula let inflammation subside.....
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