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what is parotid fullness

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glan ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Salivary glands: There are two. Left and right. Located in your cheeks. They are the largest of the salivary glands.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Major Salivary Gland: Located in the cheeks at the back of the lower jaw on either side. These are the glands that swell when you get mumps.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: What is the tumor? If benign, perhaps nothing. If malignant, due to what? Each patient and condition will be dealt with individually.
Dr. Barry Kahn
31 years experience Pathology
Parotid: Typically a parotid tumor might be aspirated by fna to determine the nature of the lesion and to assist the surgeon in planning for any possible surge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding ti ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Swelling: Unilateral swelling of the parotid would be suggestive, however, diagnosis would require biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Go to your doctor: The first thing you'll need to do is go to your doctor so you can have a definitive diagnosis. From the diagnosis, your doctor can formulate a treatme ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Mass: Really depends on if the tumor is benign or malignant and the stage
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid mass: Hello, lesions within the parotid gland do indeed require further investigation. A trip to yourent doctor will help identify what you are dealing with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taraneh Azar
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
31 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Make them work/moist: Your parotid glands make saliva. If you can make the work (produce saliva) tou might be able to unclog them, so suck on hard candy, preferably sugar f ... Read More
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