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Doctor insights on: One Sided Swollen Parotid Salivary Gland

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...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


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I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands  n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are salivary gland blockages of the parotid gland painful? Because I have a lump thats not painful in my cheek near my upper molars

Are salivary gland blockages of the parotid gland painful? Because I have a lump thats not painful in my cheek near my upper molars

Sounds like: Sounds like a blocked parotid gland. This is not necessarily a painful problem. Any "lump" should be investigated. Could be one of many problems. Please call your dentist for an appointment for evaluation and rx. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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 more

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How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

Facial swelling: Tmj facial swelling is quite rare even with advanced TMJ disease. The joint is deep and beneath the skull base encased in a very dense capsule making expansion onto the face unlikely. The glands and parotid in particular are quite a bit less "encased" and any inflammatory or other cause of swelling is usually more visible. Often overlooked other causes (ie wisdom teeh ) require an exam. ...Read more

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