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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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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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Very nervous about the swollen saliva gland I have on one side under tongue. Doesn't hurt, it's just bigger on that side. going to make an appt :( ?

Good idea.: It may be nothing but a blocked salivary gland. Stop any drying medications you may be taking like decongestants (sudafed, afrin, (oxymetazoline) etc). Drink more fluids (without caffeine or calories), suck on lemon drops to make more saliva and keep your appointment. ...Read more

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I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

I have swollen saliva glands nda increased saliva after tongue piercing. How can I stop this?

Remove tongue bar: How long ago was your tongue pierced? If you remove the tongue bar, your increased salivary flow might reduce. ...Read more

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Went back to the doctor he said my neck glands are swollen andn I keep swollowing because it's pressing against saliva glands.what can I do to ease it?

Went back to the doctor he said my neck glands are swollen andn I keep swollowing because it's pressing against saliva glands.what can I do to ease it?

Lymphadenopathy: Usually swollen lymph nodes happen in reaction to a cold. If they persist and do not shrink over time after the cold is gone then you need to see your doctor for a possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Will throwing up cause a saliva gland that was getting better, be worse again?

Maybe: If you have a saliva gland that is clogged or infected, vomitting can lodge a particle to re-lodge or make the gland over-active and cause a salive stone to move up the parotid tube and cause more problems. ...Read more

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What causes swollen mastoid glands?

What causes swollen mastoid glands?

Lymph nodes: I assume you mean the glands near the mastoid processes behind the ears. Probably lymph nodes. Can be due to local infection, llike scalp infection. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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What causes my swollen , hard, and painful gland on the left side of the groin?

What causes my swollen , hard, and painful gland on the left side of the groin?

A Hernia: If the swelling disappears when you lie down and massage it, it may be a hernia. May require simple surgery if painful. If not need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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