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How long does it take a salivary cyst to get off naturally (amount if years)?

How long does it take a salivary cyst to get off naturally (amount if years)?

Mucocele: If you are referring to a mucous retention cyst of a minor salivary gland within your mouth, these are persistent, can have periods of quiescence, then re-inflame. They do not "self resolve". Patients usually accidentally bite the mucocele and further traumatize it and have secondary focal fibrous hyperplasia. Best to have it evaluated, properly identified, and if indeed mucocele - excised. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a salivary cyst on my lower lip what are some treatment options or what should I do when it pops?

I have a salivary cyst on my lower lip what are some treatment options or what should I do when it pops?

Mucocele: There are only two types of treatment: excision or marsupialization (a new duct formation). See your dentist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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25 Male with soft lump on the roof of mouth- diameter 4mm, has dark spot on it(like blood clot). earlier had repeated salivary cysts on same place.

25 Male with soft lump on the roof of mouth- diameter 4mm, has dark spot on it(like blood clot). earlier had repeated salivary cysts on same place.

Soft lump: Evaluation and treatment by an ENT has been suggested. Good choice. I think a better choice, however would be an oral cavity pathology specialist, an Oral Surgeon. Whatever path you choose, important to be seen now...don't put it off. ...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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Is it possible to form a cyst in my salivary gland?

Is it possible to form a cyst in my salivary gland?

Absolutely: There can be many different types of cysts in salivary glands. The majority of them are benign, but there are some that can be malignant. Your doctor should be able to help you sort things out. ...Read more

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Does an operation to remove a cyst in your salivary gland hurt a lot?

Cyst of the salivary: A cyst in the salivary glnd can be removed surgically , of course, there may be some pain but not a lot. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in the right salivary gland and i also have trouble swallowing. Is there any way of getting rid?

I have a cyst in the right salivary gland and i also have trouble swallowing. Is there any way of getting rid?

See dentist : See a dentist or doctor right away since you are having trouble swallowin and to determine what kind of cyst it is or if it is a salivary stone. In the meantime make sure get are drinking plenty of water. ...Read more

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Had a mucocele and salivary glands removed in lip. It's now swollen and asymmetric with scar tissue. It's bottom lip and annoying. Steroid injection?

Had a mucocele and salivary glands removed in lip. It's now swollen and asymmetric with scar tissue. It's bottom lip and annoying. Steroid injection?

Lip scar tissue: A steroid injection might help, but usually a re-excision is the way to go. It looks like you have had 2 procedures already, so i understand you might be reluctant . Get another opinion from another ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

A mucocele: Is typically credited with a "bluish" color due to the trapped salivary discharge under the thin mucosal tissue. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon about this to be sure and to have treatment recommendations for your consideration. ...Read more

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Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more