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Yes, at this point the main issue is the bleeding into the uvula although I do have other medical problems-severe migraines with aura, MAC bronchiectasis, some painful joint issues and as I mentioned , repair of mitral valve prolapse(no artificial valve and not on blood thinners).
There are quite a few small vessels leading towards the uvula that may be more than the average person but I am not sure.
On the two episodes that this happened I was eating and drinking during a meal. The first time the blood clot spontaneously ruptured. The second time I lanced it within less than 5 minutes as it was beginning to bother my speech and swallowing and seemed to be getting bigger. Perhaps it would have ruptured too, but I did not want to wait. Then I went to emerg.
The first time this happened , it took about 2 weeks for all the blood in the uvula and surrounding tissues to dissolve.I never went to the doctor after the first episode.
This time I am on prednisone so I don't know if this will hurry the process of healing. So far there is still a lot of blood to the right of the uvula on the soft palate just beside the uvula and some blood in the uvula with a large white area where the area was lanced as this is just the injured tissue. It is still painful but not severe.