Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
WHi my 5yo son complaint bout his uncomfortable situation at his throat,after series of clinical check up with ent at d hospital turn out he has visible epiglotis which his epiglotis located higher than it normal position…so far scope procedure had been done,nothing unusual,he can eat,drink and speak fluently it just sometimes he felt uncomfortable at that area,what should i do next? Currently doc need to do another scope procedure under speech department…is that necessary cause he can talk fluently…i dont want him to endure another series of pain fr scope procedure and has a traumatic experience fr hospital visit,kindly advise me on what to do next thank you!
Hello and good afternoon.
Thank you for your question.
Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your problem. I will try to help you.
An epiglottis that is visible is a very rare condition that usually doesn’t cause any problems and doesn’t need any medical or surgical help. A lot of people say that it is more common in children, but there have been some reports that it is also common in adults. Normally, if the epiglottis is visible, it doesn’t cause any harm to the body, but in a few cases, the patient might have trouble breathing. Therefore, if your son is having trouble breathing, I suggest you go to your nearest clinic or healthcare Centre for treatment.
As for the scope procedure, it is recommended in order to avoid any undetected symptoms or conditions.
You can contact our doctor online for further information and treatment.
I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.