Q. I have noted a lump at the top of my uvula. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 19, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 28, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have a small, flesh-colored and raised lump at the top of my uvula. There is another smaller one next to it. It is 2 to 3 mm in size. I look as if it is soft and there is no issue with swallowing. It is not painful and I have been aware of it for more than a month. I am a 19 year old male.

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Hi,

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I have read through your complaint and the relevant details.

  • One question from my side is, have you noted if the lump is growing bigger in size? If yes, then it is a serious issue to be noted. Immediately consult your nearby oral medicine specialist or oral pathologist for a biopsy.
  • If no, then it could be an abscess or cyst (pus-filled swelling) for which again a biopsy is required.
  • Any swellings or ulcers inside the mouth, which stays for long, cannot be expected to resolve by itself. Do not ignore because it is painless. Hence, I advise you to go ahead with a biopsy and accordingly it may be managed.

Investigations to be done:

Fine needle aspiration or incisional biopsy.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a dentist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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