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Lyme Disease With Swollen Parotid Glands
No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more
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
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
I have swollen lymph nodes in both parotid glands. Fna has r/o cancer and lymphoma. Autoimmune tests all negative, no dental infections. Now what?
Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more
Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes 0.5cm each be caused from Lyme disease? Moveable and rubbery.
Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and possible treatment. In other words I do not see a connection in between Lyme and 2 symmetric lymph nodes. The history is critical in diagnosing Lyme disease. ...Read more
Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?
Salivary flow scan suggests moderate left&right parotid glands, moderate right submandibular&severe left submandibular. Is it concerning in sjogren's?
Sjögren's syndrome: Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease most common to diagnose among females over 40's but can affects others as well. Was your biopsy taken from lip as a part of sjögren's diagnosis? It seems that you had related tests already run, so interpretation of the gathered data of exams will be presented to you. It is best to discuss this with your own doctor rather than generic online advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which lymph nodes swell with ear infection?
And which lymph nodes well with dental, gum problems?
Lymph nodes: React to infection and other issues, as they are the receptacles of drainage from an adjacent problem. Your answer is : likely the same nodes. The cervical (neck) nodes under the lower jaw are responsible for accepting exudates from dental infections/problems and also ear issues. If you have sore / symptomatic nodes see your pcp and/or dentist for eval to figure out the source! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes diminished excretion by the parotid and submandibular glands?I do not any autoimmune diseases.
Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?
I have 1 yellowish encapsulated pustule like in the wall of pharynx, swollen neck lymph node, lymphocytosis,normal WBC,,untreated with antibiotics.tnx?
Complex: Complex problem. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
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