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Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

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

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is there any home effective remedy for parotid gland?

What do you want: The parotid gland is a major salivary gland found in the cheek area in front of and below the ear. What are you trying to remedy with your parotid gland? It seems you have left out what you are trying to remedy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...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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Yellow solid substance coming out of my parotid gland, is this normal?

Yellow solid substance coming out of my parotid gland, is this normal?

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

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My parotid gland is sore for the past 4 days what could be the problem?

Possibilities..: Include mumps, a bacterial infection, a saliva stone blocking the duct of the gland, or even a tumor. But how are you sure it's your parotid? ...Read more

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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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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 have a 0.3x0.2x1.5 CM complex cystic mass with multiple septation in my right parotid gland can you tell me what does this means?

Parotid mass: It could be a warthin's tumor from your description. It is a benign tumor but should be removed as it 'll continue to enlarge. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland. Dr performed fnac. Does fnac spread tumor cells. Scared. Size is 1.5cm. Entire gland needs removal?

I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland. Dr performed fnac. Does fnac spread tumor cells. Scared. Size is 1.5cm. Entire gland needs removal?

Spread not likely: Pleomorphic adenoma is benign and there is minimal risk of spread with a fine needle aspirate. Removal is warranted as the lesion can become larger. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: Parotid gland swelling by itself is not a sign of hiv.
If it is indeed the parotid gland, and it intermittently swells, it could be an obstruction in the duct of the gland. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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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What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

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

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Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

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 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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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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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

Stimulate Salivation: 1. Push oral fluids
2. Warmth and massage to the gland
3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

Does it hurt to get a biopsy for a tumor on your parotid gland?

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

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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

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

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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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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

Slight chance: 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

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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.

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

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