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.
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,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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