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Can An Mri See Infection In The Submandibular Gland
Spit gland infection: Any obstruction from stone to adhesions/scar to tumor to trauma. Also positive oral air pressure can blow bacteria from the mouth into the system. And very commonly dehydration or poor salivary flow from medications, radiation exposure, auto-immune diseases, and diet/life style. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Can saliva glands be seen on a head CT scan especially the parotid gland or would a neck CT have to be done to see this?
Time to go to Doc!: Absolutely! untreated dental infections spread to the mouth & facial soft tissues as well as bones. Sometimes infection spreads through 'potential spaces' in the muscle/soft tissues to the neck, the tissue space around the vital blood vessels in the neck & from here to the brain or lungs. Can be a slow growing bug but sometimes are aggressive life threatining (actinomycosis vs. Lemmiers disease). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: An infection of the teeth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. I would suggest seeing a dentist as soon as possible because things will only get worse and you could end up needing a stay in the hospital because the swelling can prevent you from breathing. ...Read more
Adenoma: A pituitary protocol MRI is designed to evaluate the pituitary gland. It is used to assess for adenomas , cystic masses, mixed cystic and solid masses, and dural based lesions such as a meningioma. The morphology of the pituitary gland is also evaluated to rule out structural abnormalities. ...Read more
It can be: Some lymph gland enlargements can certainly be seen with an Ultrasound. ...Read more
As the salivary glands and lymph nodes look the same, so how a sonography specialist can find out that the lymph node is swollen or salivary glands?
Anatomy: The anatomical position helps to make the sonographic differentiation. But it is always a presumptive determination.....real tissue dx is always needed with obvious clinical features. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection or an ear infection cause neck pain, more specifically, the lymph nodes? Is this a normal occurrence?
Yes: Infections in the head, including ear infections, sinus infections, and tooth infections, can lead to swelling of the lymph nodes and pain from the inflammation. They usually take a few days to a few weeks to fully resolve. Please see your doctor if they are especially large and painful - or if your neck hurts when you bend it toward your chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?
Could anybody suggest medicine for parotid gland infection swelling and how to clear gland duct stone with out operation?
Parotid stone: Make sure you are on antibiotics if there is swelling. Also stay well hydrated (drink plenty water), take NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen scheduled doses for 1-2 weeks, and encourage daily salivation to get the gland working - hard lemon candy or lemon wedges 3 times per day. ...Read more
Cyst of the salivary: A cyst in the salivary glnd can be removed surgically , of course, there may be some pain but not a lot. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can show enlarged neck nodes. ...Read more
What could be the cause of chronically enlarged lymph nodes to neck in an otherwise healthy child? Is an ultrasound to evaluate helpful or not needed?
Often normal: Truth is that some kids just have robust lymph nodes. They are your friends. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more
What type of doctor would i need to see in order to check out an enlarged lymph node in the groin?
General Surgeon: Nothing wrong with seeing your primary care doctor to put them on same page and get their impression. ...Read more
Mri shows I have small fibroid on right submandibular gland.is the surgery major? Does it damage my facial nerves?better to do in india or u.s?
I feel enlarged submandibular gland but MRI came back normal. Doctor said it's only a muscle. Should i seek second opinion.
Ultrasound report from 1 year back suggested ill defined patchy hypoechoic areas in submandibular gland and MRI done 2 months back came back normal?
Trust your MRI.: It is usually better than an ultrasound study. ...Read more
I(31Y/F) have swelling in right submandibular gland since last 6 weeks. FNAC, ultrasound, MRI shows Right Plunging Ranula. I don't want surgery. Help?
Not major: usually unblocking a gland is a minor procedure. discuss with the provider prior to treatment ...Read more
Pain under jaw in submandibular gland, CT ,mri and dental X-rays normal. DX of salivary gland problems or oromandibular dyskinesia. Would botox help?
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 draining from an unhealthy tooth. Dyskinesia can be a local factor related to the TM joint or a systemic factor, such as a stage 2 Lyme Disease manifestation like Parkinsons Disease or MS. ...Read more
1 swollen submandibular gland on right side don't feel ill or like I have an infection any idea what can cause this ?
Swollen gland: Patients cannot determine on their own whether or not they may have a dental infection which is asymptomatic. This requires not only a clinical exam by a professional but x-rays. There are also other causes, both dental and medical that can cause swollen glands (or other lumps that are not glands). See your own dentist first for an evaluation. ...Read more
I got my tongue pierced about two weeks ago. I have no signs of infection but recently my submandibular gland is swollen. It is subtle but it's more red and hurts a little. Why is this? How can I get rid of it? The rest of my tongue is healing well.
It's working: The gland would swell in response to an increased work load, cleaning out body serum it filters debris or infectious agents. This may be in response to the piercing and should gradually shrink back down after the extra work clears (3-4 wks). If it continues to enlarge or the surrounding skin gets reddish or purplish you need to contact your doc. ...Read more
2cm swollen left submandibular gland for 6 months following throat infection.Health is fine and blood tests are fine, should I worry? Is it lymphoma?
Unlikely: You may wait and watch. Check the glands once every two weeks or so. If the gland more than doubles in size, becomes painful, additional glands become large, you develop fever, lose weight, or if the gland ulcerates, it would be time to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more
A head/neck US: would generally be directed at a specific anatomic site rather than the entire head and neck, so if the request was to evaluate the submandibular region, then yes. If it was directed toward another area, then probably not. ...Read more
Can you usually see your submandibular gland if you are a thin person? I have a small circular lump on the left side of my neck that I noticed three weeks ago. It is on the neck close to the jaw.
See your dentist.: It's usually minor swelling; but this can be a big deal. If it's improving (even slowly) that's great: let it heal. Not to scare you, but I saw a patient today who had developed cancer in that gland. Signs for concern are swelling, pain, bleeding or odd sensation especially on only one side. If you haven't had an exam recently set it up. ...Read more
Swollen right submandibular gland, little pain, happened 4th time, goes away in 1-2 days. What could it be and what kind of doctor should I see? Ent?
See ENT: Could be a small stone causing minor blockage of the gland's duct or some inflammation of a lymph node associated with the gland. Not likely anything sinister if it just comes and goes. Probably worth getting it checked by an ENT doc, maybe a ct scan for peace of mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids and sours: Similar to kidney stones you want to increase hydration to help flush, thin secretions. You also want to increase excretion (output) . This is done by stimulating saliva production. Sucking on lemons, or sour candy. Warm compresses and milking may also be recommended in addition to the above. See your local ENT specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-invasive: Before proceeding to biopsy your doctor wants to know the consistency and general structure of the lymph node, whether it is cystic, etc. They are proceeding cautiously in a systematic progression of tests. Ultrasound is not invasive and can yield valuable info. Keep up with this good doctor. Also, why don't you ask them why they are doing this. ...Read more
My son is 5 years .He developed stone in the duct of left submandibular gland 2 times. Gone without medications or surgery.Please what can I do?
How to know if your submandibular gland is swollen?I can feel mine in both sides of my neck and don't know if there swollen.They feel like a grape
Pain?: Swollen glands usually (but not always) hurt a little. It's not odd that they feel like a grape, but if they hurt, are hot, or your lymph nodes are swollen, there could be an issue (possibly serious). I always check these at exams; your dentist should too. If in doubt, have an raise the question at your next appointment; if in pain, make that appointment right away. ...Read more
Many things...: What you describe could be the result of an infection, a stone in the duct or gland, a cyst or a growth, just to name a few of the more likely possibilities. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon as soon as possible. Based upon his\her findings, you may need to be referred to a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a pea sized hard lump by a submandibular gland that has been there for years. No pain or symptoms. never grows. Blood work is normal. Worried?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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