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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are there any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Are there any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Check it out first..: I would highly recommend that you have it examined. You want to rule out stones, infection, cysts, and other salivary diseases. Proper diagnosis and prompt early treatment is imperative to good care and recovery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Medical/dental visit: You need a diagnosis as to why they are swollen before determining how to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed, or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Could be: One of he symptoms with celiac disease is "dry mouth" due to the changes that occur in the composition of the saliva in the gland (see http://www. Medicinaoral. Org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/medoralv13i9p559-doenca-celiaca. Pdf) this could lead to mucus plugs which could cause the glands to swell. Remember celiac is a disease of the digestive system and any part of that system could be affected. ...Read more

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Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

connective tissue: Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) & autoimmune thyroid,

explore with your doctor :

there does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Celiac disease: This is an understudied area. Celiac disease has an autoimmune background and increased risk of oral mucosal and dental abnormalities. One study showed that celiacs have a higher chance of developing canker sores. This can cause swollen salivary glands. One other study showed lower chances of salivary cariogenic microflora in celiacs. So this is controversial. Don't forget to rule out sjogren's. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

Many years problem: You must see a dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat doctor) who will see what your problem exactly is and then determine the appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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Not sjogens no tumor no stones or blockages just swollen salivary glands?

Inflammation: The salivary glands can be swollen due to inflammation. Have you ruled out bacterial or viral infections? Also dryness tends to cause inflammation. Several products are available to keep your mouth moist. The easiest way to improve dryness is drinking water. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Can swollen salivary glands be related to overeating?

Not usually.: Over eating combined with a very poor oral hygiene, infected gums, or oral infections, throat infections, ear infections, which can be passed on through salivary ducts to salivary glands can lead to salivary gland infections, & hence the swelling. The other reason can be salivary stones, if the block the ducts. At meal time, when salivary glands produce saliva, the glands swell up. ...Read more

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Can there be a correlation between swollen salivary gland and sjorgrens?

Can there be a correlation between swollen salivary gland and sjorgrens?

Definitely.: Very commonly, people with Sjogren syndrome will have enlarged parotid glands. Parotid glands are the large salivary glands in front of your ear. If enlarged, this can make your cheeks or jaw look more full. ...Read more

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Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

White patch: White patch most likely not a problem salivary gland. Could be bad teeth the reason for swollen glands. If persisting not getting better, you should see your doctor. Some rare cause of white patches are precancerous conditions and candidiasis. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem.
At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order blood work for a swollen salivary gland?

Why would a doctor order blood work for a swollen salivary gland?

Look for cause: Blood work could possibly help in aiding in the diagnose of why someone has a swollen salivary gland. Could there be an infectious process going on or an inflammatory process? These are possible answers the physician could be looking for. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen under my tongue, if I have a salivary gland infection is it contagious?

My glands are swollen under my tongue, if I have a salivary gland infection is it contagious?

Not likely: A salivary gland infection is not very common and and it is also not very contagious. You may have blocked salivary gland which will make it swollen and painful. If it is not a salivary gland that is swollen but rather a lymph node, your mouth/oral/ respiratory infection is more contagious. ...Read more

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Which infections can cause swollen salivary glands? Can HIV cause this? How about helicobacter?

Which infections can cause swollen salivary glands? Can HIV cause this? How about helicobacter?

Mumps: Unless y o u are vaccinated against, mumps or viral parotitis is an infection that targets mostly the large salivary glands like the parotid gland. Neither HIV nor Helicobacter specifically infect salivary glands ...Read more

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My salivary gland is swollen on the side I had three teeth remove one was a wisdom tooth. Is this cause for concern?

My salivary gland is swollen on the side I had three teeth remove one was a wisdom tooth. Is this cause for concern?

Do you mean: You have a swollen cheek? That would be normal for a wisdom tooth removal. If it isn't better in a week or ten days, see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with perioral derm. Can a swollen bottom lip and swollen salivary gland also be part of pod?

I've been diagnosed with perioral derm. Can a swollen bottom lip and swollen salivary gland also be part of pod?

Perioral: Perioral dermatitis results in bumps around the skin of the mouth, and a rash may appear around the eyes, nose, and forehead. The condition usually is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation around the mouth. So swellling in the lip and salivary gland could very well be experienced. ...Read more

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Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?

Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?

Second Opinion: Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling. Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon). ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth removed and now submandibular salivary gland is swollen. Is this normal?

I had a wisdom tooth removed and now submandibular salivary gland is swollen. Is this normal?

Probably not: My first question is whether it is your submandibular gland or a lymph node that is swollen because they are two different things. If it is your gland then you may have a blockage or an infection. If it is your lymph node you probably have an infection. In either case you need to see your oral surgeon and have him take a look at things to see if you need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have a disturbance below my jaw feeling like swollen and my face feels like numbness is it salivary gland infection? Or something else

Have a disturbance below my jaw feeling like swollen and my face feels like numbness is it salivary gland infection? Or something else

Potential Infection: Swellings often is an inflammatory response that could be secondary to an infection. Sources of infections in the jaw may be from any tissue both hard and soft. Salivary gland swelling is not the most common type however should be evaluated by a dentist or physician. ...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