Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Child with protrusion in the throat. What is it? Posterior pharynx?

When my 4 year old son stick his tongue out as far as he can, I see something protruding in his throat. It seems to be right near the back of the tongue, just far enough down the throat that I can't see it unless he sticks his tongue out like this....I have never seen anything like this. He has also been to the doctor a number of times for sore throats and the like, but they have never said anything about this. Is this supposed to be there? Is it the Posterior Pharyx that I'm seeing? I just thought that the Posterior Pharynx would be farther down where it couldn't be seen.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  113
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi It is possibly the epiglottis which u r seeing. in some people it is easily seen. dont worry!!!!!
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor