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one sided swollen parotid salivary gland

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This is not a problem which can be approached on the internet. You will have to be seen and examined, and perhaps tested for allergies..
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Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Ot ... Read More
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Dr. Hallie Robbins
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
TMJ Disorder: Your pain is located in front of each ear at your temporomandibular joint. Tmj disorders can account for your symptoms of post-chewing pain, noninfect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: 15% -20% of parotid masses. 50% of submandibular gland masses. 90% of of minor salivary gland masses.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Sounds like: Sounds like a blocked parotid gland. This is not necessarily a painful problem. Any "lump" should be investigated. Could be one of many problems. ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Usually yes: What you are feeling is most likely the outlet of the duct to the parotid gland, not an actual blockage. Sometimes this duct can get irritated if yo ... Read More
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Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Typically, yes!: What you are describing merits a visit to your dentist and/or physician. Lumps and bumps are not normal! when there is a problem with the salivary ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Needs examination: Could be secondary to infection of salivary gland, but could also be indication of tumor. Needs further examination by pcp or ENT doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Do you mean: you have a swollen cheek? That would be normal for a wisdom tooth removal. If it isn't better in a week or ten days, see your oral surgeon.
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A male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 years experience Dentistry
Tori: Is it hard? If so it is probably a torus. No concern unless it gets too big. If soft, get it checked.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon. Typically the duct will be tested for patency simply by getting the area dry and either seeing if it releases fluid on its own o ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It pr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Duration?: Likely a reactive lymph node. If persists another week, see ENT doc for assessment.

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