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Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more


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My parotid gland is swollen, just on the left side. I have flu, so checking it is related to that?

My parotid gland is swollen, just on the left side. I have flu, so checking it is related to that?

Mumps: It is not normal to be part of the regular flu or cold. It could be mumps. It could also be swollen lymph glands, however have it checked out by a local GP. ...Read more

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If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

Parotid Gland: Mumps a viral infection must go its course. If due to infection antibiotics. If a stone and blocked duct warm compresses and possible surgery. There are cancerous lesions as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery. Stanford. Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome. Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses. Ucsf. Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort. Pdf. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a swollen left parotid gland. It came up quickly on a flight from the uk to the us yesterday. I've had mumps.

I have what appears to be a swollen left parotid gland. It came up quickly on a flight from the uk to the us yesterday. I've had mumps.

Parotid Inflammation: This common experience may very well be a small infection or inflammation. These inflammation may be caused by a blocked duct in the gland or other minor trauma. It is best to see someone about this if you are experiencing any pain, fever, or skin abnormality. ...Read more

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Will prednisone help one slightly swollen parotid gland go down? I'm not sure why it is slightly swollen. Its a little bigger than the other one.

Will prednisone help one slightly swollen parotid gland go down? I'm not sure why it is slightly swollen. Its a little bigger than the other one.

Parotitis: Prednisone will help reduce swelling or inflammation of your parotid gland, but is not typical treatment of parotitis. Treatment usually consists of an appropriate antibiotic, massage, heat therapy, hydration, and salivary stimulants like lemon drops or sour candy. Sometimes imaging like a CT scan is helpful to look for the unusual case of a stone blocking the main duct. See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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I believe I am suffering from parotid gland swelling it's very painful and noticeably swollen. I have no cold or flue symptoms. Should I go to ER?

I believe I am suffering from parotid gland swelling it's very painful and noticeably swollen. I have no cold or flue symptoms. Should I go to ER?

Yes, you should: Get to a doctor because it could be parotitis or stone in Swensen's duct, especially if it is very painful. It could also be inflamed lymph node. Either way, you might need antibiotics to get better. ...Read more

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My parotid gland hurts and is swollen. Everytime I eat it swells and spasms. Should I go to hospital?

My parotid gland hurts and is swollen. Everytime I eat it swells and spasms. Should I go to hospital?

Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding tissues will swell too! I would recommend drinking lots of water, then grab some sour hard candies and while sucking on these candies, massage the swollen gland with a warm wash cloth. If this doesn't do the job, then see your ENT for abx and steroids. ...Read more

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I had my #2 molar extracted 9 days ago, and my parotid gland has been swollen since what is causing this?

Consult oral surgeon: Most of the time loss of 2 d molar and swalllen parotid glands are not linked. Check with oral surgeon and look for the cause of salivary gland enlargement.

Good luck ...Read more

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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal. Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones. Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism (rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle (masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last June dentist kept looking at tooth on X rays but parotid gland swollen off and on since September but tooth don't hurt ent said no mass?

Last June dentist kept looking at tooth on X rays but parotid gland swollen off and on since September but tooth don't hurt ent said no mass?

Could be: Could be infected tooth, infected gum, partially blocked salivary gland (calcified stone in duct), or one of other causes. Ask an Oral Surgeon to evaluate at one of those times that gland is swollen. ...Read more

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Swollen parotid gland. Doctor assuming mumps. My esr-23, wbc-16500, neutrophils 83%, lymphocytes-13%, mpv-12.1 comment:neutrophil leucocytis. Others are norm

Swollen parotid gland. Doctor assuming mumps. My esr-23, wbc-16500, neutrophils 83%, lymphocytes-13%, mpv-12.1 comment:neutrophil leucocytis. Others are norm

That would not be: At the top of my list. A single swollen gland without other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headache, swollen testicles, is most likely parotitis. Causes include: viral infection, blockage by stone, small tumor, bacterial infection. Suggest you see an otolaryngologist for another opinion. ...Read more

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Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Inflammation or mass: Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of, parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT soon. ...Read more

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Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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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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What could cause my parotid gland to swell when I eat?

What could cause my parotid gland to swell when I eat?

Ductal stone?: You can get stones in the salivary duct that drains your parotid gland which can cause the gland to swell and hurt. You need to see your doctor. If it is a stone, it will need to be removed. ...Read more

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Parotid gland swell, CBC ok, USN revealed R/L normal but 5.6mm hypoechoic lymph swell on R side plus hopoechoic bilateral upper cervical. How serious?

Parotid gland swell, CBC ok, USN revealed R/L normal but 5.6mm hypoechoic lymph swell on R side plus hopoechoic bilateral upper cervical. How serious?

Likely inflammatory: The ultrasound findings of small lymph nodes suggest reactive processes, likely in response to parotid gland inflammation. That said, pls check with MD if your constellation of other symptoms are inflammatory or infectious, and if not or if persistent, you may need other tests to rule out other causes of swelling and small nodes. Tests may include Fine needle aspirations and pathology examination. ...Read more

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Parotid gland swells when I eat. Have had sialogram and CT scan, doctor found no blockage or restrictions however face continues to swell?

Parotid gland swells when I eat. Have had sialogram and CT scan, doctor found no blockage or restrictions however face continues to swell?

Facial swelling: The parotid or other salivary glands may be involved and infiltrated with inflammatory cells, an autoimmune phenomenon. Often, imaging studies like those mentioned are not helpful at all in identifying this condition. A biopsy of parotid tissue can be done and should be evaluated by an oral pathologist familiar with the typical findings in this condition. ...Read more

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I have a 2cm reactive lymph node in my parotid gland area that hasn't went down in 2 yrs. I've done CT scans& biopsies. The node feels hot inside?

I have a 2cm reactive lymph node in my parotid gland area that hasn't went down in 2 yrs. I've done CT scans& biopsies. The node feels hot inside?

Parotid node: The results of your previous biopsy are an important part of the puzzle. I would find an ENT that I trust and ask for their input. A core needle biopsy could be performed if the previous biopsy is inconclusive. ...Read more

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I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. Ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. Ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

Lymph node: The CT shows the size of a lymph node. Doesn't necessarily say what is inside and going on there. It is not out of the question that this lymph node is say infected. It is best to talk to your doc ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Parotid gland disorders?

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

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How big is a cyst if it 0.3x0.2x1.5cm, it is located in my parotid gland?

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

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Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

Is it possible for a tumor that in the parotid gland to gett bigger nd then smaller?

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 more

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Does tinnitus cause cyst in the parotid gland?

No: Tinnitus is a symptom where you hear noise that is not present in your environment. Cyst in the parotid develops independent of that. ...Read more

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Can a stone that in the parotid gland become a cyst?

Can a stone that in the parotid gland become a cyst?

No: A stone in the parotid gland can obstruct salivary flow from the particular duct that is obstructed, then saliva can back up behind the stone creating a swollen dilated portion of the gland which resembles a cyst, called a sialocele. ...Read more

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Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Not really: It may stimulate extra saliva production but the gland can well afford it... The worries should be related to oral mucosal cancer. Stop chewing! ...Read more

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What should I do for a lump in face muscle / parotid gland?

What should I do for a lump in face muscle / parotid gland?

Parotid gland: A fine needle aspiration of your parotid gland may be beneficial prior to surgery, to enable the surgeon to have a better idea of how to plan the surgery and to know the nature of the lesion that is present. ...Read more