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Overactive Parotid Gland
Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more
Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on Im so afraid because of the facial nerves.
Science data: while many people offer options and results with natural remedies it remains difficult to know the truth. Surgery has results and are disclosed. The next part is the honesty of risks like facial nerve injury. But it is a low risk and the nerve can return. Talk more to your doctor and ask if any patients can be contacted for you to learn more. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?
Can be: Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Parotid gland: The parotid gland is the largest in the face and lies right in front of the ear then extends inferiorly to the area behind the ear. The facial nerve runs right through the gland. It secretes serous saliva more than mucous. It can have infections, blocked ducts, benign and malignant tumors. ...Read more
Sunflower seed size: In relation to your gland itself - the median volume of parotid is about 25, 262 mm3 and a size averaging 3.4 cm in the ventral-dorsal dimension and 5.8 cm in the craniocaudal dimension. Was this an incidental finding on a radiograph, do you have any symptoms, and have you been evaluated by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT yet? ...Read more
Parotid tumor : It is possible for a tumor of the parotid gland to fluctuate in size. Reasons for this include a tumor that obstructs a duct causing a build up of saliva or hemorrhage(bleeding) into the tumor. Inflammation of or around the tumor could cause changes in size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.
Possibly malignancy: Any solitary lesion of parotid should be resected with the possibity of malignancy. PET here being positive suggests lesion is cancer but low SUV with peak of 3.7 indicates lower grade malignancy. With possible deep lobe involvement, removing both lobes would require that at time of facial n. dissection that only ophthalmic and ramus be preserved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lesion on both parotid gland the right measure 3.3×4.2×6.1cm n the left measure 13×16×16mm is this a warthing tumor? Nd how big is this?
What can you tell me about a parotid gland tumor? Half of my parotid gland has been removed because of this. Any concern about having half gland?
Need more info: 80% of parotid tumors are benign (not cancer), which means that 1 in 5 are cancerous. You need to find out what type of tumor you had. There is no concern about having half a parotid gland. You could have both parotid glands removed and still not realize it from a saliva standpoint. See your ENT to clarify what you had and if anything else needs to be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pls help i'm so afraid that I have lymphoma becouse I have a bilateral parotid gland, if I have englarge parotid gland is lymphoma a possible sign?
You need a physical: A good medical exam is the best way to find out the cause of swelling in your 'parotid glands'. There are more than one reasons for it to come up. There are lymph nodes there which can be affected by various medical conditions. But it can also be disease affecting the parotid gland itself. So go and get checked by an internist or an ENT specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had pain coming from my parotid gland area for several months. Is it possible to have something going wrong when there is no obvious swelling ?
Yes...: It may not be an infection but you can also develop a stone. ...Read more