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Doctor insights on: Cowpers Gland Infection Symptoms

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Infection (Definition)

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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What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

Here are some. ..: Since it is a pair of male exocrine glands (also called Cowper's glands) existing inside pelvic floor muscle right near both sides of verumontanum, the symptoms of its inflammation becomes somewhat obscure so not manifest as obvious and as often as those of Bartholin's glands in the females. Of course, some pain at anterior part of perineum with some burning voiding, etc. ...Read more

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I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

I have active CMV and toxoplasmosis with certain symptoms like weird headache and glands for a couple months. Are these infections dangerous?

Can be dangerous: Yes, these infections can be dangerous, especially in people with compromised immune systems (due to organ transplant, hiv, age, nutritional status, etc). Cmvcan feel like mononucleosis, but also imapired vision, diarrhea, pneumonia, seizures and coma; and toxoplasmosis: headache, seizure, fever muscle pain, . CMV usually has no symptoms except in immunocompromise - please see you doctor! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Swelling, pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected, you would have swelling & pain. If Parotid glands are infected, you may have swelling at the very back of the cheeks (in front of ears), if sub-mandibular glands are infected, you may have swelling under lower jaw. The pain tends to increase at meal time, & you may have a foul taste in the mouth when the saliva is excreted. Consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

What are common symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland: For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, causing in some cases an infection, but this is rare. More often the blockage caused build up of fluid and swelling in one cheek with pain, often warm to the touch, and sometimes pinkish in color. If infected a fever may be present. See your dds soon! ...Read more

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How does salivary gland infection originate, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Check this out: This is too long of a question to answer here. Go to the mayo clinic website. They have an excellent page on salivary gland infections. ...Read more

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Pain in bladder/pelvis after every pee. Tested pos for vaginal infection. Is UTI-like pain a common symptom? No discharge or odor. Given Flagyl.

Pain in bladder/pelvis after every pee. Tested pos for vaginal infection. Is UTI-like pain a common symptom? No discharge or odor. Given Flagyl.

Pain: Treating underlying BV should help in symptoms. Also be sure to avoid sugars, carbs, and all gluten. Drink 100% cranberry juice diluted with water & stevia to help keep urine acidic to avoid UTIs, as well. Drink plenty of water. Do you smoke & how much do you weigh? These factors can affect urinary symptoms also. ...Read more

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What do the prostate and the bulbourethral gland contribute to semen?

What do the prostate and the bulbourethral gland contribute to semen?

Volume & enhancement: Bulbourethral or cowper's gland produces pre-ejaulate to lubricate & pre-clean urethra ahead of sperm containing ejaculate. Also alkalinizes urethra plus neutralizes and eliminates any residual urine. Prostate produces approx 25% of seminal fluid, also alkalinizes semen and tends to protect sperm from vaginal acidity and improve the odds that sperm will reach and impregnate an ovum. ...Read more

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What are bulbourethral gland diseases?

Prostate problem: The bulbourethral galnds are infront of the prostate and add fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. The glands can get infected and typically cause symptoms like a prostate infiction. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My bulbourethral gland itches do I have a std?

Could use your help docs! My bulbourethral gland itches do I have a std?

With or without: Itching - can't tell you if you have an STD. Some STD's are silent. If you have had unprotected sex- getting tested is prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I get an infection in my mammary glands?

Yes: You can get an infection anywhere. A breast infection is called mastitis and is common in women who are nursing. Infections can occur associated with any surgery of the breast as well. ...Read more

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I have a marsupialization, many infections of Bartholin's glands, who is best? Resection of the gland? Live forever like this! Please help me

Surgery: Removing the gland is the definitive answer to your problems. If the gland is removed then you can't have another cyst. I'm so sorry you're suffering through this and hope the next surgery is the last you'll have to bear with this troublesome gland. ...Read more

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What is the best and safe way to get rid of an infection of your glands?

Need much more info: Too many possibilities to even guess. Which "glands"? If lymph nodes, where on your body? Likely causes and Rx depend on location (e.g., groin, neck, armpits); nearby sores, infections, etc; other symptoms like fever, sore throat, skin rash; blood test results (blood count, maybe tests for strep, mono, syphilis, HIV, and more); risks and exposures like HIV, STDs. Post new question with more info. ...Read more

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Can Bartholin's Gland obstruction/ infection be caused by wearing tanga?

Can Bartholin's Gland obstruction/ infection be caused by wearing tanga?

Confused: First a male will not have Bartholin's cyst it is a female problem
second and excused my ignorance what is tanga for male? ...Read more

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Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a 'pinched off' salivary duct. Rarely, enteric flora can cause infection usually in persons in nursing homes. Viral infections rarely cause swollen salivary or parotid gland infections now days as most are immunized against mumps. ...Read more

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I think I might have a salivary gland infection. How can I tell and what should I do?

Swelling: Usually, you will have some swelling of the infected gland, maybe a bad taste and pain in the area. Fevers are uncommon. Often the swelling of the gland will smaller and larger around mealtimes. ...Read more

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I have a salivary gland infection, my brother has one last week. Have I caught it off of him?

I have a salivary gland infection, my brother has one last week. Have I caught it off of him?

Possible: Possible if infective disorder like Mumps. See ENT doc for diagnosis/recommendations. ...Read more

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I've had a painless swollen gland on the right side of neck for about four months. Could it be an infection?

Exam: I recommend that you have this examined as infections with reactive lymph nodes should resolve within a few weeks. ...Read more

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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

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Can men get candidal infections in their prostate glands?

Can men get candidal infections in their prostate glands?

Unlikely: Although it is a possibility, it is unlikely to get a candidal infection in the prostate. These infections are usually bacterial or aquired sexually (std). Men who are at increased risk for a possible candidal prostate infection are men who are immunocompromised such as having hiv. ...Read more

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What is the cause of infection of the retroauricular gland?

What is the cause of infection of the retroauricular gland?

Lymphadenitis: By retroauricular gland I suspect you mean the lymph nodes behind the ear. These can enlarge and manifest pain and swelling due to inflammation in the areas from which they get lymphatic drainage. They are attempting to contain infection, tumor, or any other agent creating the inflammation. Very non-specific. ...Read more

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Do chronic bladder infections cause my prostate gland to get bigger?

Do chronic bladder infections cause my prostate gland to get bigger?

No: Bladder infections per se do not cause prostate enlargement. Prostates tend to enlarge slowly with advancing age. Rapid prostate enlargement can be caused by prostatitis (actual infection of the prostate gland). Chronic bladder infections can lead to to prostatitis which in turn indirectly can cause prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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What's a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland: Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (submandibular) and one under your tongue (sublingual). They can become infected, especially in diabetes or dehydration. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate pain and swelling from a salivary gland infection?

Medications: Have your doctor prescribe an antibiotic, pain medication that has anti-inflammatory properties and use lemon drops to promote salivary flow. ...Read more