Palate

What is Palate?

Palate separates the nasal & oral cavities & merges with alveolar arches. There is hard and soft palate.The anterior part is the hard palate.The posterior part of the hard palate has a movable muscular fold and this is the soft palate. The anterior two thirds of the hard palate is formed by the palatine process of maxilla and the posterior one third by the horizontal plates of palatine bones.

Questions and answers on "Palate"

Where can i get my palate checked for cancer i have two lumps that will not go away

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
oncologist, cancer care Centre.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

For lump in palate you can consult head and neck surgeon / oncologist. They will available in any cancer care centre. They may first examine you clinically, take biopsy of the lump, ask for CT Scan of...

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I have 6 white bumps clustered together on my left soft palate. They have been there a week and seemed to come on suddenly. Any thoughts?ull

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Brief Answer:
White dots on soft palate indicating lack of oral hygiene

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and the photo you provided.
Overall, your oral mucosa changes are suggestive of oral candida infection especially if you have been using antibiotics...

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My baby is now 21 months old, she can walk, run and creating various sound.
Only She speak Mama and baba, we are trying to teach her many wards but still she can't do that.
As she born with Cleft Lip and palate....will it affect her speaking?
When She Start Speaking properly?
I have observed my nephew of the same age she can speak lots but my baby can't.
Please suggest me what to do.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please get her cleft palate and cleft lip surgery done and speech therapy

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I understand your concern. Cleft palate and lip can definitely cause delayed speech.

I suggest you go ahead with cleft lip and cleft palate surgery as soon as possible and then...

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I have a hard lump on the top of my palate that I noticed in the last few months. It seems as though it may be a cyst. I does not move and is attached to the bony part of my palate just before my soft palate. My GP said not to worry about it - should I ask to be sent to a specialist to check it out.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Seems like a Bony Torus/ Palatine Torus..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain a hard lump over the palate that is not moveable and feels attached to bone seems to be most probably...

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I have got my all teeths extracted for implants. Now when I reance salt water comes out from my nose.I am worried.please guide. Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do not worry. It should be temporary.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The extraction of multiple teeth leads to swelling and damage to the branches of the Trigeminal (Fifth Cranial) Nerve.

2. This is likely to alter the sensation of the palate, but not the...

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Diagnosed with chronic pharyngitis.. My soft palate feels .. Grainy .. And I can see small micro granules scattered every where on my soft palate and pillars .. Is that normal??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Chronic pharyngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
Granules on soft palate and anterior pillars can be due to pharyngitis or some fungal infection.
Please send me the pictures of your throat so that I can suggest you better....

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Hi doc,
There is a small white boil on my soft palette. It's not painful atall. But I am worried hope its not cyst. I am afraid od surgery though. Please help.
-XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
can be many things

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to healthcaremagic,

A small swelling in the soft palate can be many things. The soft palate is not very smooth, it has many small bumps. There are salivary glands and also lymphoid tissue in the soft palate that give rise to its...

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Hi, Im having a stuffy and runny nose, sneezing and my soft palate is dry. What is the condition and what medications should I take?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your history suggestive of allergic Rhinitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Your clinical history is suggestive of allergic Rhinitis.

If I were your treating doctor , I would advice you
use steam inhalation by vaporizer twice daily ,
use tab Romilast L 10 or Montek Lc...

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I have woke this morning to find a swollen soft pallets areas, on each side of my uvula. Throat is dry and scratchy. No fever. Began with runny nose, congestion, and drainage and occasional dry cough. Symptoms started with runny nose 5 days ago, followed by nasal congestion. Swelling not seen until today.

After looking at some photos of throat anatomy, the swelling areas may be my tonsils instead of my earlier description of soft palat. The swelling seems to be on either side of my uvula, but behind the uvula/palate 'curtain'

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Acute tonsillitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
You seem to be suffering from acute tonsillitis as per your history.
As the infection is spreading from nose to throat, you should take an antibiotic and anticold tablet.
Hexidine...

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Reacurrent petechiae on my sons palate also on his body? No low platelets and all blood work has been normal. Since Sept 2016 my son has been getting petechiae on his palate. It hurts him at the start but he can eat and drink and it goes away within a day or two. It still happening till this day and no clear answer from doctors. I have been noticing more on his body and doctors say it they are not concerned and think it just might be scratching. Last blood work was done mid Oct 2016 and no low platelets. No fever No easy bruising No nose bleed No bleeding gums and No frequent infections. What can be the cause of the reacurrent petechiae on his soft palate and some on his body?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

He has petechiae on soft palate and other body parts. His platelets count and other blood counts are normal. He doesn't have any bleeding or fever or other signs of...

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Recent questions on  Palate

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Hi, I have a mass attached to the skin between my tonsils and uvula . It is filled with clear liquid and doesn t hurt at all- I don t even have a sore throat . However it is getting larger and is noticeable when i swallow . It is about a cm long, but its more like a ball shape attached by a smaller piece of skin. I ve poked it with a toothbrush etc but cant pop it, and it doesn t hurt to touch. Two days ago i did have a massive migraine (possibly a result of a chronic sinus issue?) behind my eyes/in my temples, and this just appeared today. Is it something draining? Will it go away? should i get it looked at?

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Hello, I am a 32 year old male my weight is 165 lbs. On the right side of my throught just behind my uvula I have a white puss pocket that is hitting my gag reflex. i have no pain as of yet, but it seems to be getting bigger. i have no insurance and am afraid if left too long it may become a bigger problem.

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My husband, age 55, emits a very forceful snorting sound at the end of each breath, at the end of words, while eating, all the time. The only time he doesn t make this sound is when sleeping. He was told in the past that he had a very large uvula and I don t know if he is snorting it out of the way when breathing. I also thought it was VPI. Sometimes he snorts four, five, or six times in a row. He can control it for a few minutes when confronted but most of the time, he just continues making it. I don t know if speech therapy would help him breathe and control this sound.

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Age 38, Female. 5' 7'', 130 lbs. Hello doctor, I am a chronic worrier and hypochondriac, and for the last couple months I am convinced I have throat cancer. Yes, I am a smoker and I tend to smoke more when I am nervous about stuff like this. Used to drink and party in my 20's but now I barely touch alcohol. It all started about 2 months ago, had this funny "ache" right below my left ear. Could barely feel it, but it was enough to make me start worrying. It's weird, but it almost seems worse when I have an empty stomach. (I also have acid reflux.) Just a couple days ago, I noticed the tonsil on the same side as the pain (left) has about 3 white dots on it, one looks kind of raised and inflamed. Then that little flap after the tonsil (right next to the uvula) has 2 tiny, tiny pimples on it, same color as the tonsil. I have no sore throat. The pain in now regular ear pain, like when I get my ear infections. I showed my throat to my Mom who is a nurse, and she said it's nothing, just infection. My tonsils are both about the same size. I talked to my Uncle who is a doctor, and he said I'm too young for throat cancer, that my voice would be hoarse if I did, and the whole thing sounds like a virus that settled in that general area. But I still don't believe anybody. Oh, and the more I get scared and concentrate on it, the pain gets INCREDIBLY worse in my ear...it starts stabbing and pinching. When I settle down and tell myself it's not cancer, the pain almost goes away. Tylenol also knocks the pain out for hours. (???) What do you think is going on? I DO still have the white dots on the tonsil and the 2 little raised bumps.... Thanks!!

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I have kidney disease and just noticed the roof of my mouth is an orange colour. What could cause this?

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the patient had guided tissue regeneration 1.Bottom right of mouth – gums torn after a procedure in October 2017 –– I don’t want to leave my gums flapping around I was told by a periodontist that they will not heal properly that way and need to be...

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Worried about candidiasis I am 31 smoker, recently I was under extreme stress During this period I developed what looks like viral pharyngitis / sinusitis I do suffer with allergic sinusitis in the past Anyway during that period of sinusitis I...

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