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Really sore swollen back of mouth inbetween tonsils!

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pinkbubbleGUM Mon 06-Oct-08 20:09:36

You know that thing that hangs down at the back of your mouth between your tonsils, well last night, mine became really (and I mean really) sore and swollen.

It really hurt to swallow, in fact occasionally it got stuck on the top of my tongue and made me gag. It was awful.
I could still drink, although it really hurt. Today, it is still really sore but doesn't feel as swollen.

has this ever happened to anyone else?

KatyMac Mon 06-Oct-08 22:26:29

I think it is your epiglottis (but I could be completely wrong) & it can have an infection (& it really hurts)

But it does get better on it's own (usually)

hennipenni Mon 06-Oct-08 23:01:25

It's your uvular. If it's sore and swollen maybe it is infected. BTW mine sometimes feels "dry" and feels like it gets stuck on my tongue-very uncomfortable.

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