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Doctor insights on: Prolapsed Lacrimal Gland

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Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis, benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more

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What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more

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Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl. Swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal. Should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says (0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl. Swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal. Should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says (0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, CRP is not diagnostic of any disease. It is a measure of the presence of inflammation. Even by conservative standards, your CRP level is not a cause for concern. You do need to see an eye doctor of the proper care. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lacrimal gland in one eye, also it gets watery.

I have an enlarged lacrimal gland in one eye, also it gets watery.

Typically: Enlargement of the lacrimal gland would be associated with infection, either bacterial or viral. Most often there would also be pain. Some systemic (body-wide) diseases can cause this as well: sarcoidosis, TB, leukemia. Or a tumor, either benign or malignant. A careful history (story), careful ocular examination by an eye specialist, and an orbital CT scan are needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?

I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?

See a Doctor: It is a little hard to know exactly where you pain is from the description. However, significant (horrible) eye pain should be evaluated by a Physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more

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How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?

No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more

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A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?

A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?

Chalazion: This is a chalazion, more commonly known as a stye. It is a fluid filled pouch. My best remedy is warm tea bag compresses, the phytanic acid in the tea will draw out the fluid. Try the soaks 30 minutes 4 times daily. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lateral canthus on left eye inflamed w/white speckles. Area consistent with lacrimal gland seems inflamed too. No firm surface, just bulging. Cancer?

Lateral canthus on left eye inflamed w/white speckles. Area consistent with lacrimal gland seems inflamed too. No firm surface, just bulging. Cancer?

Not Likely: Probably Meibomian glands, not Lacrimal. This is located up away from ther lid margin, under the upper lid. Sounds like clogged meibomian glans. Try warm compresses and massage to open the glands ...Read more

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Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Fleshy mass under top eye lid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???

Evaluation: Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read more

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Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Can stem cell Platelet Rich Plasma drops regenerate The lacrimal gland damaged by Sjogrens? Or re-grow damaged eyelashes? Dry eye 80% better

Not yet: May be in the future, hydration and pilocarpine, local and systemic and regular follow up, remain the mainstay of treatment for Sjogren's, best wishes ...Read more

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Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?

Calm down: Appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more

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How can I treat a prolapsed disc?

How can I treat a prolapsed disc?

Thorough evaluation: Assuming you are referring to a herniated disc, start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (ortho or neuro spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have prolapse?

How do I know if I have prolapse?

Depends: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/uterine-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20027708

Early prolapse may be asymptomatic or may have stress incontinence. In later states uterus protrudes outside the vagina. Visit the site listed above for more information. If you have concern, it would be prudent to see your gynaecologist. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse?

What is rectal prolapse?

See below: Rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of rectum essentially turns inside out and protrudes through the anus. It is assocated with excessive straining and worsens constipation. It can improve with stool softeners and fiber but often requries surgical correction. ...Read more

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What is a mitral prolapse?

What is a mitral prolapse?

Mitral prolapse is: A condition where the two leaflets of the mitral valve tend to be elongated and billow upward into the left atrium when the heart contracts. The billowing can go on to true prolapse of one or both leaflets, which is when the leaflets allow the blood to leak backward into the atrium. This is mitral regurgitation. Prolapse does not always leak and not all leaky valve started with prolapse. ...Read more

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Is an anal prolapse dangerous?

Is an anal prolapse dangerous?

Rectal Prolapse: A rectal prolapse can be dangerous if the blood supply to the part of the rectum which has prolapsed becomes compromised. This will require emergency surgery in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the disk prolapse operation?

What is the disk prolapse operation?

See below: The purpose of this operation called a discectomy is to remove the fragment of disc that is pressing on the nerve. Often it can be a minimally invasive surgery but sometimes, the entire disc is removed, a disc spacer is then placed between the vertebral bones and a fusion is performed with bone graft and often with metal hardware to hold things in place until the bone fuses. ...Read more

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Could vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Could vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Yes: Yes, the fisting can weaken the muscles of the vagina and cause prolapse. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of rectal prolapse?

What's the outcome of rectal prolapse?

Variable: Variable. From not significant to serious complications, dependent upon degree. Can be minimal or minor requiring no treatment. Many procedures available to treat, from minor surgery to major surgery, with varying results. Complex question requiring consultation with colorectal specialist. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

How to ease the pain of rectal prolapse?

Medications and/or: Surgery should help. Otc nsaids or prescription narcotics can alleviate the pain. God bless u! http://www. Fascrs. Org/patients/conditions/rectal_prolapse/. ...Read more

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How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

How is rectal prolapse generally treated?

Problem bulge: Prevention with stool softeners is the start. Once advanced enough it is treated surgically. Most of the time it is a bulge into the vagina (rectocele) and an outpatient vaginal surgery. A true prolapse of the rectum through the anus is rare and can be treated rectally, abdominally or vaginally. Vaginal surgery reduces the vaginal bulge and builds up the tissue b/w the anus and vagina to bolster. ...Read more

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What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

What causes tissue prolapses a little from anus?

Hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids can prolapse and then go back in (or not) depends on severity. If becomes too uncomfortable see a doctor. Until then- keep clean, Sitz baths, some over the counter meds available too. Avoid constipation or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is there to help someone with prolapse spine?

What is there to help someone with prolapse spine?

Spine prolapse: Not sure if you're asking about a prolapsed disc, or a disc herniation, or a collapsed spine? A prolapsed disc or disc herniation can cause back pain with lower extremity pain, weakness and or numbness. Depending on the severity, nonoperative treatment can be very successful. Walk a lot, alternate cold and heat on the back, and try to stay flexible. Immobilization is typically bad. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a haemorrhoid or prolapse?

You can not: U must see a colon abd rectal surgeon to look for a radial vs concentric mucosal pattern. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal prolapse?

What causes vaginal prolapse?

Multifactorial: Multiple factors that can cause prolapse. Most women have one or more: number of pregnancies/ vaginal deliveries, weight of baby at birth, large tears at delivery, family history, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic coughing/sneezing/heavy lifting, connective tissue disorders. ...Read more

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How do you treat urethral prolapse?

How do you treat urethral prolapse?

Estrogen: Mild cases will respond to topical estrogen. More sever cases may require surgery. ...Read more