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swollen parathyroid gland

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Parathyroid problems: Hi. Too complex for small space. Primary hyperpara (PHPT) is a disease of parathyroids where too much PTH is secreted, which causes high blood calcium ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
47 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Many people have their thyroid gland removed and thyroid hormone is easy to replace. If all your parathyroids are taken out which is generally a compl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
None: They are both glands that secrete hormones, but different hormones, and a dysfunction of one has no bearing on the other.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Several: High calcium from a parathyroid tumor can cause stones, bones, moans, and groans. Stones = kidney stones. Bones = increased fracture risk, and gener ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shak ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends where is it: You have two separate sets of salivary glands , either up in the inside of your cheek on both sides opposite to your first upper molar , or right unde ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You have lump?: You should get checked if you have a large lump that vis hard. See an ENT physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Several reasons: There are several possible reasons including infection, inflammation, stone and even tumors. It needs evaluation by an ENT specialist and an MRI of th ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Several: stone and inflammation, adenoma being tumor, malignant tumor. See ENT and be evaluated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation.
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease. Swollen salivary glands are a ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;.
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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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not exactly: The thymus starts out fairly large in childhood. As one ages it slowly shrinks, until it is almost completely gone by adulthood. Even without a thymus ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Yes they look the same on US
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Needs biopsy: See an ENT doctor for fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node.
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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 member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going ... 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

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