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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Something in mouth: Usually they are activated when we put something in the mouth or when we think of or smell good food.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down fo ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience in Dentistry
Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: A goitre can enlarge enough to cause soreness the the throat and lymphnodes around it. This can lead to blockage of the eustachian tubes which cause ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Tinnitus is a symptom where you hear noise that is not present in your environment. Cyst in the parotid develops independent of that.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience in Dentistry
Sialolith: a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience in Endodontics
Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosi ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience in Pain Management
Perhaps, but: It makes more sense to find out what is the cause of the pain and dyskinesia. The most common cause for such pain is an unresolved infection drainin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Goldenberg
51 years experience in Dentistry
Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Juliao
29 years experience in Dentistry
Possible: Inflammation of the TMJ would indicate severe trauma or damage (i hope this is not the case). Possibly it is another structure that is swollen, get a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Overall: congestion can. May have congestion w swollen neck glands.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Not usually.: Over eating combined with a very poor oral hygiene, infected gums,or oral infections,throat infections,ear infections, which can be passed on through ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salivary glands: It is rare for this to happen, but if the obstruction is severe enough, it is possible for the salivary gland to rupture.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Tonsillolith?: Is the white spot in the tonsil perhaps a tonsillolith that's causing local ongoing injury and inflammation? Have you tried removing it?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Maybe: Any swelling after dental treatment should be examined by a dentist or a physician.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: A blockage - usually a stone from a condition called sialadenitis - can cause local irritation and even mild local swelling. But your tongue movement ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign?: The most effective way to " reduce" the size of parotid glands that are not swollen and infected is surgical excision or parotidectomy. Older males w ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few causes: Radiation to salivary glands, drugs, idiopathic (no cause discernible), other medical conditions like diabetes, sarcoidosis, HIV, some viruses. To ge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Ear pain/gland: This sounds like an infection that has traveled and needs to be assessed by your family MD. You likely require antibiotics along with a firm diagnosis ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Yes they look the same on US

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