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Prolapsed Lacrimal Gland
Bartholin cyst: The bartholin glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely. There are specific clinical signs we see on exam such as early tear break up time. Please visit an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Prostate: It enters through the prostate. Remember the prostate is like a donut. The donut hole is part of the urethra, called the prostatic urethra. ...Read more
Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
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
Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers