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Doctor insights on: Cause Of Swollen Parotid Glands

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more

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Salivary Gland (Definition)

There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more


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What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

No : They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones. If concern see your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more

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Where do I get digestive disorder and swollen parotid glands taken care of?

Gastroentrerologist: Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen parotid glands?

Treat the cause: The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

Water: Drink a lot of water and suck on hard candies. This will thin the saliva and increase salivation which should allow the glands to return to normal size. ...Read more