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Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis, benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl. Swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal. Should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says (0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl. Swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal. Should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says (0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, CRP is not diagnostic of any disease. It is a measure of the presence of inflammation. Even by conservative standards, your CRP level is not a cause for concern. You do need to see an eye doctor of the proper care. ...Read more

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What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lacrimal gland in one eye, also it gets watery.

I have an enlarged lacrimal gland in one eye, also it gets watery.

Typically: Enlargement of the lacrimal gland would be associated with infection, either bacterial or viral. Most often there would also be pain. Some systemic (body-wide) diseases can cause this as well: sarcoidosis, TB, leukemia. Or a tumor, either benign or malignant. A careful history (story), careful ocular examination by an eye specialist, and an orbital CT scan are needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?

I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?

See a Doctor: It is a little hard to know exactly where you pain is from the description. However, significant (horrible) eye pain should be evaluated by a Physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more

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How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more

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A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?

A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?

Chalazion: This is a chalazion, more commonly known as a stye. It is a fluid filled pouch. My best remedy is warm tea bag compresses, the phytanic acid in the tea will draw out the fluid. Try the soaks 30 minutes 4 times daily. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lateral canthus on left eye inflamed w/white speckles. Area consistent with lacrimal gland seems inflamed too. No firm surface, just bulging. Cancer?

Lateral canthus on left eye inflamed w/white speckles. Area consistent with lacrimal gland seems inflamed too. No firm surface, just bulging. Cancer?

Not Likely: Probably Meibomian glands, not Lacrimal. This is located up away from ther lid margin, under the upper lid. Sounds like clogged meibomian glans. Try warm compresses and massage to open the glands ...Read more

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Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Evaluation: Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read more

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Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Not yet: May be in the future, hydration and pilocarpine, local and systemic and regular follow up, remain the mainstay of treatment for Sjogren's, best wishes ...Read more

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Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Calm down: Appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more

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Why is my son's sublingual gland inflammation still there a month after treatment? I need some advice.

Why is my son's sublingual gland inflammation still there a month after treatment? I need some advice.

Blockage/infection: Probably have blockage or infection. Sounds like you need to see an oral surgeon to determine why gland still inflamed and what needs to be done to treat it. ...Read more

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I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

I have colloidal goiter and there is sporadic inflammation of my thyroid gland. Is there any cure for it?

Some treatments...: Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is used in iodine deficiency. Hormone replacement decreases TSH and lets the thyroid recover. A large goiter that is not improving medical treatment or restricts swallowing/breathing may need partial or complete removal of the gland. If the goiter is making too much thyroid hormone, treatment with radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid meds, or surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Discoloration (gray/white) of penis head glands and inflammation/burning. Some smegma at rim. Occasionally itchy, and virgin. What and how can I cure?

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Discoloration (gray/white) of penis head glands and inflammation/burning. Some smegma at rim. Occasionally itchy, and virgin. What and how can I cure?

Follow...: Most likely, your described scenario is long foreskin-related. There would be no cure but modification with gentle regular cleansing and drying without harsh soap of agent. If looking like being infected, apply anti-fungal cream with 1% hydrocortisone lightly daily after above care. If the bother persists, circumcision would be the choice of effective long-term care. Best... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

Depends on disease: Myelitis- inflammation of the spinal cord is treated in several different ways depending on the reason for the inflammation.
It could be treated with steroids, antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and several therapies. ...Read more

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Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland treatment?

Reactive lymphadenitis neck gland treatment?

Observation & workup: If it is proven by biopsy, close observation for development of lymphomas. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

Stimulate Salivation: 1. Push oral fluids
2. Warmth and massage to the gland
3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hernia & prostate gland problem?

What is the treatment for hernia & prostate gland problem?

Hernia repair: The treatment for an abdominal wall hernia is surgical repair. You should decide whether or not to have repair based on current sunrooms and desire to prevent it from getting worse. There are many techniques of repair, so choose one that can best meet your goals, and that the surgeon is most comfortable with. The prostate is another matter altogether. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say.. ...Read more

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What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct system and locate the stone. Then, micro instruments are used, and the surgeon can remove the stone relieving the blockage. ...Read more

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What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

Steroid alternative: There are steroid alternatives in topical formulation. Such include, Elidel (pimecrolimus) and protopic, unfortunately, these are nit much more effective than Hydrocortisone and are very expensive. Wwww. Drbader. Com. ...Read more

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Can there be any testosterone treatment that will not affect my prostate gland?

Can there be any testosterone treatment that will not affect my prostate gland?

Get a psa first: And if you are having symtoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy perhaps a digital rectal exam prior to initiating any testosterone replacement program. If your prostate specific antigen is normal, then you could elect to pursue any of the prescription transdermal preparations, like androderm, androgel, axiron, or fortesa, or us injectable testosterone as prescribed by your dr without prostate affect. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the treatment of inflammation of meninges caused by spinal fluid leakage?

Help please? What is the treatment of inflammation of meninges caused by spinal fluid leakage?

Tough??: Inflammation of the meninges is generally a result of (and not a cause of) CSF leak. In fact, some inflammation in the presence of a leak may help seal the leak. Inflammation may also indicate infection however, so you should discuss with your doc. It also depends on the cause of the leak (post-op, spontaneous, post-trauma, etc.). Most leaks seal themselves, but there is a small risk of meningitis ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment of inflammation of meninges caused by spinal fluid leakage?

Could you tell me what is the treatment of inflammation of meninges caused by spinal fluid leakage?

Tough??: Inflammation of the meninges is generally a result of (and not a cause of) CSF leak. In fact, some inflammation in the presence of a leak may help seal the leak. Inflammation may also indicate infection however, so you should discuss with your doc. It also depends on the cause of the leak (post-op, spontaneous, post-trauma, etc.). Most leaks seal themselves, but there is a small risk of meningitis ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenage girl to get a Bartholin's Gland Cyst? And, what should I do for treatment?

Is it normal for a teenage girl to get a Bartholin's Gland Cyst? And, what should I do for treatment?

Bartholin's cyst: They can happen to any woman. Treatment is usually unnecessary. Occasionally they can become infected, or need to be drained. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/basics/definition/con-20026333 ...Read more