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    Old 01-16-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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    excess mucus in throat/after uvula removed

    I had my uvula removed as part of surgery for sleep apnea. I am a healthy 57-yr. old man w/no allergy history at all.
    After recovery from surgery (3 mos. ago), I noticed a steady drain and buildup of mucus in my throat. It is sticky and annoying...distracting.
    My ENT doc had told me that the uvula serves no purpose. Now I wonder.
    Has anybody heard of this happening?
    Does ANYBODY have a solution to this problem?

    I've done saline rinses and they're good for a brief time. I've tried generic musinex and it seems to help briefly.

    I want to minimize this problem. If I have post-nasal drip in my throat, does that mean I have had an allergy ...and never noticed it because the uvula routed fluid around ?? No other allergy symptoms whatsoever.

    Thanks for any advice.

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