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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
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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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 40 years experience
It indicates a need: To see your pcp, dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist. This could be caused by a dental infection/ issue, salivary gland infection/issue, a blocked salivary gland, or other possible etiologies. An examination soon would be very smart.
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