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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

See MD: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Treatment should be directed toward the underlying cause. Some patients find relief with use of mouthwash and tooth brushing, which might have a drying effect. If concerned, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.

Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hormone, the source must be determined: pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or ectopic production. Next, there are several medications used temporarily but, ultimately, the treatment is surgical. Is your doctor an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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I think maybe my spit glands are infected. What do I have to do?

I think maybe my spit glands are infected. What do I have to do?

Need MD evaluation: Need to see your otolaryngologist to determine cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What gland produces spit in your mouth?

What gland produces spit in your mouth?

Major & minor glands: Major salivary glands (occur bilaterally in pair) such as parotid glands, sublingual glands, and submandibular glands. Minor salivary gland on all the oral mucosa, the lips, the palate. ...Read more

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When i was little I have a spit gland in my mouth i got it cut out bow i got i think another one what should I do?

When i was little I have a spit gland in my mouth i got it cut out bow i got i think another one what should I do?

Mucocoel: The skin lining the inside of the mouth contains many glands that secrete mucous.Sometimes the mechanical action of chewing will break the tubes that bring the mucous to the surface ; a cyst will form under the skin when the mucous cannot get out.An ENT or dentist can opened ; remove them.They can reoccur.Have it looked at and arrange for removal. ...Read more

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Sore throat to where i can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?

Sore throat to where i can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Saliva glands on the floor of the mouth one side larger than other, (not linguir tonsils). no pain. ?

Saliva glands on the floor of the mouth one side larger than other, (not linguir tonsils). no pain. ?

Worth an exam: These glands can become infected and can become enlarged by tumors too. Have an exam just to be safe. Avoid worry that can take up good energy and time w/out any benefit. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling something squishy under the floor of my mouth like under the salivary glands?

What to do if I'm feeling something squishy under the floor of my mouth like under the salivary glands?

See your dentist: An examination will help determine if there is something going on or if it s a normal variant for you. ...Read more

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I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland ?

I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland ?

Consult oral surgeon: A proper examination,evaluation,radiographs of the area,& a biopsy is needed with pathological examination to check the pathology.After that, you may need additional treatment. If you have a sharp tooth in the area or if you have a denture that is constantly irritating that area,you may need to be evaluated by your dentist a necessary treatment should be done.Do not wait.Seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Can chronic dry mouth cause blocked salivary glands and other mouth issues?

Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the patency of both your sublingual and parotid salivary glands. In the meantime use biotene or some other product to enhance and helpbto eliminate dry mouth. ...Read more

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What does multiple infiltratine non-enhancing lesions of both parotid glands nd floor of mouth means?

See your doc soon: Did you have a ct scan or sialogram x-ray of face/neck area? Non-enhancing generally means the contrast dye or some metabolically active substance injected at time of test did not enter the involved area. Infiltrate usually refers to abnormal soft tissue inside an organ or gland. Below is a very good site below for parotid disease and issues http://www.Parotidmd.Com. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have dry mouth due to shrunken salivary glands. What can I do for either situation?

I have been told that I have dry mouth due to shrunken salivary glands. What can I do for either situation?

Prevention: Prevent decay- decay can become huge problem when you have dry mouth. I put my pts. On a high flouride toothpaste like prevident, recommend stimulating saliva with sugar free candy or gum, even better when sweetened with xylitol, plenty of water. Also i like the saliva replacement mouth spray. Biotine and xlear have good products for dry mouth. Xlear also has a gel to spread around for comfort. ...Read more

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There is a hard ball like lump when I press near thesubmandibular gland under the chin.sometimeswhenI open my mouth huge pain.shall I worry?

There is a  hard ball like lump when I press near thesubmandibular gland under the chin.sometimeswhenI open my mouth huge pain.shall I worry?

Two issues: A hard ball like a lump is suggestive of an abscess. The moist common cause is a draining infection from a lower tooth. Huge pain upon opening is suggestive of a TM joint issue due to either infection or a biomechanical displacing meniscus. Both issues require medical/dental attention. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts when i open my mouth and chew ....And i also take medcine for my pittuty gland cause it's has tumor, so is it because of my eillnes?

My jaw hurts when i open my mouth and chew ....And i also take medcine for my pittuty gland cause it's has tumor, so is it because of my eillnes?

TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder or tmd is a problem that is very common and can be due to true arthritis of the jaw joint (TMJ) or an altered bite or masticatory muscle spasm. I doubt that it is in any way related to your pituitary gland. See your dentist first for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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The gland on the under side of my tongue is swollen and a deep deep red, almost black in appearance. no pain, and my mouth is not dry. Thoughts?

The gland on the under side of my tongue is swollen and a deep deep red, almost black in appearance.  no pain, and my mouth is not dry.  Thoughts?

Oral swelling: Not knowing anything about you, not even your age, let alone your medical or social history, its not possible to provide you with a relevant response. Is the fullness firm, soft or fluctuant? how long has it been there? did it develop suddenly or gradually? Your description is suggestive of hematoma or AV fistula. I would recommend eval by your dentist or ENT. ...Read more

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By day's end - for the last few months - inside of my mouth has sprouted little, white pustule-covered sores and neck glands swell. By next morning, ?

By day's end - for the last few months - inside of my mouth has sprouted little, white pustule-covered sores and neck glands swell.  By next morning, ?

Hard to say: Pustule implies pus or infection. If it is associated with swelling of neck "glands" this may be sialadentis: inflammation of one of your submandibular glands. I presume the "pustules" are under the tongue? Either way... What you are describing is not normal, i would see your local ent. ...Read more

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