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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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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

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What's the reason for a cystic growth of the lacrimal gland?

What's the reason for a cystic growth of the lacrimal gland?

Lacrimal gland: an obstructed duct due to thick unreleasable secretion or minor inflamation causing the obstruction. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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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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Gland swelling at below right eye lid. No pain, but it is red. What is the remedy for it. One doctor prescribed for surgery treatment.

Gland swelling at below right eye lid. No pain, but it is red. What is the remedy for it. One doctor prescribed for surgery treatment.

Wait!: There are small glands (meibomian glands) on the inside of the eyelids that secrete a lubricant & can sometimes get blocked up and swell. But there are no glands below the eyelids. If you don't have eye pain, redness or loss of vision, then watchful waiting for a few days is safer than immediate but possibly unnecessary surgery. Warm compresses and antibiotics may help the healing process. ...Read more

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Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling..?

Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling..?

First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva , and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity through kidney. 1.5 hours after rx sour candies or gum to get rid of excess secretions through saliva. Solid meal not until 6 hours after dosing . Most excess radioactive iodine excreted in first 24 hours. Rest accumulated in thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What do I have? What treatment is suggested? I have severe throat pain, characterized by swelling on the lateral (glands?) and a feeling of a lump in my throat. Profuse amounts of phlegm from all orifices except eyes and ears. Right ear is plugged. Inc

What do I have? What treatment is suggested? I have severe throat pain, characterized by swelling on the lateral (glands?) and a feeling of a lump in my throat.  Profuse amounts of phlegm from all orifices except eyes and ears.  Right ear is plugged.  Inc

If : If you have not done so already please see your doctor. You could be dealing with a throat infection (pharyngitis), bronchitis, ear infection, and/or allergies. You may need antibiotics. In the meantime you can try over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin the phlegm and make it easier to cough up and out, and Ibuprofen for pain.
I hope you are better soon. ...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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How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

How to put swelling down in my glands after tonsillectomy?

Time: Not much to do other follow the surgoens instructions: keep well hydrated, take your pain meds on time, report any bleeding to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

How many days accur parotid glands swelling?

Depends on the cause: The parotid gland can become swollen for a number of reasons. A proper diagnosis will help you determine how long the swelling might last. Common conditions include a blocked salivary duct or a bacterial infection (parotitis). Swelling may be constant or come and go with salivary stimulation (during meals), and may or may not be associated with pain. I suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

What is the best treatment for swelling around eyelids?

Swelling: Swelling around the eyelids may be from allergies, skin rash, sinus infection. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

What is the best treatment for anal swelling?

See physician: Treatment will always depend upon the diagnosis of the condition. See your physician. If it is hemorrhoids he/she may prescribe something over the counter such as anusol. ...Read more

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Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

Pincered t-spine at t-9 in 1988. Incessant buckling led to paraspinal swelling; cumulative trauma disorder. What treatment modalities are available?

multiple: The treatment of chronic thoracic pain can range from the conservative, to the much more aggressive. Conservative options, which presumably yo have done can include medications, activity restrictions, and non -invasive treatments such as therapy. More aggressive options usually fall under either interventional pain management or surgical approaches. Sitting down with a spine specialist can help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

See your doctor: Ankle swelling can be caused by numerous medical conditions. You should see a foot/ankle specialist for an evaluation for possible tendonitis, venous stasis, fracture and or soft tissue masses to name a few. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

What's the best treatment to get rid of arm swelling?

Arm swelling: The simple answer is to maintain your arm elevated as much as possible. For this you have to lie down or prop it up while sitting. The more important issue, of course, is to determine what is causing the swelling and to treat the cause directly. Potential causes include accidents, bruises, infection, blood clots, tumors, and nerve conditions. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

Why Swelling?: Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks. However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swelling in leg from lymph nodes?

What is the treatment for swelling in leg from lymph nodes?

Many possibilities: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

It depends: What the cause of the swelling. May the reason your heart weak, medications and elevation help .May be the leg broken, you elevate and medications. May be infection, you have to use antibiotic and elevation. Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more