Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.
what is your skin color?
I am white
Ok, that makes a difference sometimes when determining what might be going on
is this area raised?
it does not appear to be raised at all, just under the surface of the skin
I would even say it look like a dark brown frckle type of appearance
or like something burst underneath the skin, like a blood vessel
Ok, thanks. This area is prone to getting scratched by the things you eat...it could be a small area of inflammation where your throat got nicked by a chip or other food that was hard/scratchy. For now, I'd just watch it and see if it fades over times.
if not, let your Dr take a look at it. Do you smoke?
I dont smoke, or drink
I do cough sometimes, as I have reflux at times
that should be unrelated.
it might also be vein that is superficial that you are able to see
I do have dark veins in that area that appear to be of the same colour
like spider veins appearance
thats why I thought maybe a blood vessel burst maybe?
yes, some veins can be visable in the uvula area (not the whole vein but a section of it)
it could have
that would be self-limiting
Some morning I will wake up and fluid has filled usually the left hand side of the uvula
but usually within hours it is absorbed back into my system
oh okay, so you have swelling back there too at times?
not so much swelling, if it's called that, just clear fluid will fill the left side, I saw a doctor a long time ago, and said maybe was an allergy and that the fluid will go back into the system
it always does within an hour or so of waking up, but it never happens often
just thought I mention that, as it involves that area
well, in the case where you have this collection of fluid and now you are able to see a dark spot, I think I'd feel better telling you to have your Dr take a quick look at it to make sure everything looks ok (since I can't see it)
ok, I am not sure I have had the fluid there for a while now, but I suppose for my own peace of mind I should see a doctor today
I just dont want to keep doing web serches and seeing possble causes being cancer, etc. Does my head in
well, it certainly can't hurt. Look at it this way, if you continue to see the spot in your throat after a few more days, I'd let the Dr take a look
no, stop reading this stuff online for now. Just wait and see if the spot resolves on it's own.
-give it a few more days
should that uvula area be totally clear, or can there be permanent blemishes
there could be spots on your uvula but the question is, is this spot new (did it just 'appear') or has it been there a while. If it's new -just appeared out of nowhere, then it's an abnormality.
ok, then I am not sure, because it's an area that I have not closely examined before, and maybe I am looking at it too hard.
you could be focused on it now since you just saw it
Yeah I have, the back of the throat has allot of veins and marks
So I have focus too hard on this
yes, it is quite possible
I suppose the only answer is to get a Dr to look at it and see if it looks dangerous
whenever we see something like this, we tend to focus on it
Yes, that is the absolute best way to find out exactly what is going on...online we can only speculate
Ok, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX I have exhausted all the possible questions I can ask
Thanks for your assitance
Ok thank you. Good luck with this