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Parotid Gland Has Multiple Masses That Decrease With Antibiotics
Parotid swelling?: When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant.. See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. ...Read more
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 more
Not normal: The parotid produces clear liquid from ducts that open on either side of your mouth close to your upper molars. Anything other thin clear liquid is abnormal and should prompt an evaluation by your primary provider, ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more
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
I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland. Dr performed fnac. Does fnac spread tumor cells. Scared. Size is 1.5cm. Entire gland needs removal?
Iam wake up with a parotid gland swelling and little pain in the morning is it hiv? Only in morning (10min) I don't have any other symptoms.
I've cyst mass on my parotid gland been havin problems with it for 2 years the cyst is not hard it very soft feel like soft tissues is it benign?
Parotid Cyst: Most of the time a parotid cyst is benign. It is currently estimated that 80% of masses, tumors or cysts that occur in the parotid are benign, while 20% are cancerous. While the odds are certainly in your favor, best to have it evaluated to make sure it isn't something that is going to need surgery or other treatments. ...Read more
I have bad headaches that start w/ parotid gland swelling/pain & develop quickly. They go away after 2 hours or so. What is the connection? Cause?
If sure its Parotid: If the parotid gland intermittently swells and then resolves, especially if swells when seeing food, it is quite diagnostic for an obstruction in or more likely in the glands duct, called stenson's duct. It is called commonly a sialolith. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
Not much: A fine needle hurts less than giving blood. A cutting needle isn't as bad as a dental procedure. Parotid tumors can be vicious, especially if there's a delay in diagnosis. Here's hoping that your tumor is benign or caught early, and that you'll continue your proactive, brave approach. ...Read more
Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read more
My parotid gland is swollen, just on the left side. I have flu, so checking it is related to that?
How many years can a tumor that is benign turn into malignant? Becouse I have a tumor in my parotid gland for 2 years but it never increase it sizes
Of the palpable lesions of parotid, about 80% are benign and 20% malignant. Rate of transformation in the latter group not well defined but if it occurs, . Bx of tumor mass difficult to obtain in terms of adequate sampling. As such most are surgically resected for dx unless palpable nodes present.
Major operation is defining landmarks of the nerve at stylomastoid foramen. ...Read more
Info on a narrowed parotid gland duct? My friends two year old has this, none of the drs around here have seen it, and don't know what to do about it.
See a Peds ENT: Unless he had a test where a dye was placed into the duct, I am not sure how this was diagnosed. With that said, recurrent parotitis of childhood is something pediatric ents often treat, and if it happens repeatedly he may be a candidate for sialendoscopy of the gland and duct to help prevent recurrences. Staying hydrated is a key to prevention of flares. ...Read more
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