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Doctor insights on: Salivary Duct Stones

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Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone?

Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone?

Saliva duct stone: 39 person asks: Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone? I assume you mean the gland in which the duct stone is in. This will depend on how big the stone is and if it obstructs the saliva flow out of that that gland enough for it to back up and make your gland swell. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Will my gland under my jaw stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone? Please help me docs!

Will my gland under my jaw stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone? Please help me docs!

Probably yes: Unless the stone in the duct dissolves spontaneously, the glands will remain swollen. See a head and neck surgeon or ENT doctor for its removal. ...Read more

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Which seems to be best at showing a salivary duct gland stone--x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan, or CT scan of the face?

Which seems to be best at showing a salivary duct gland stone--x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan, or CT scan of the face?

All: Of these tests have advantages and disadvantages. See which one your doctor is most comfortable with. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of these imaging modalities. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have a stone in my salivary duct? I have had chronic sinus pain, congestion, rashes and migraines, all clear blood tests

How could i tell if I have a stone in my salivary duct? I have had chronic sinus pain, congestion, rashes and migraines, all clear blood tests

See an ENT: Salivary duct stone should not be related to sinus pain, rashes, or migraines, but you should see an ENT doctor to examine you for stones. Some are evident on physical exam by palpation and others may be visible on a ct scan. Usually ductal stones lead to salivary gland infections, swelling, or pain. ...Read more

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I've had a blocked salivary duct for two weeks now almost three..Whats the treatment for that?Dentist said if its not gone after two weeks call her

Depends on location: If a minor lip gland, relatively simple excision and minimal post- operative trouble. If sublingual or parotid, removal is more complex. Speak to your dentist about treatment options if the blockage doesn't clear within two weeks on its own. ...Read more

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Can acid or bile reflux cause or accelerate salivary duct cancer or tumors?

Can acid or bile reflux cause or accelerate salivary duct cancer or tumors?

No association: Salivary duct cancers are rare and probably induced by exposure of duct epithelium to viruses. The acid and bile refluxing in the esophagus are associated with GERDs and potential malignant changes in the lining of the lower esophagus. Barretts esophagus can become associated with dysplastic epithelium and continue to transform until GERDS brought under control ...Read more

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Very small and invisible swelling inside cheek mucosa. I can feel a duct/vein next to it. Blocked salivary duct?

Very small and invisible swelling inside cheek mucosa. I can feel a duct/vein next to it. Blocked salivary duct?

Quite possible: A mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. The cyst develops when the mouth’s salivary glands become plugged with mucus. Most cysts are on the lower lip, but they can occur anywhere inside your mouth. They’re usually temporary and painless. http://www.healthline.com/health/mucous-cyst#Overview1 ...Read more

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My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism(rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle(masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have salivary stones that have blocked the duct on the bottom right of my mouth. I passed 2 already, what can I do to help get rid of anymore?

I have salivary stones that have blocked the duct on the bottom right of my mouth. I passed 2 already, what can I do to help get rid of anymore?

Salivate: you can try sucking on lemon drops or similar tart candies that stimulate the flow of saliva. If you have any signs of infection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old. I have a salivary stone inside my tongue, swelling in stensens duct and a sore throat. My doctor said that it is coindence. Should i be worried?

See oral surgeon: Talk to your parents about this and have them schedule an appointment to have an oral surgeon or an ENT examine your tongue. That is the only way to know what is causing this lump. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

Try this: I have had some patient success with this technique. Suck on the most SOUR sour lemon drop you can find. If the stone is small enough, the build up of saliva will push the stone out. It can take several attempts. If unsuccessful, see an Oral Surgeon or ENT (Otolaryngologist). ...Read more

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Salivary gland stones have to be removed? What are the less invisive techinichs for removal?

Sialolith removal: Sialoliths or are removed by surgery traditionally. Sometimes you can take medications to increase saliva flow, drink a lot of water to & massage the area manually to push it through. A newer procedure called sialendoscopy uses tiny microscopes to find and remove the stones. Find a parotid and salivary gland surgeon in your area who can do this procedure and has done it before. ...Read more

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Not sjogens no tumor no stones or blockages just swollen salivary glands?

Inflammation: The salivary glands can be swollen due to inflammation. Have you ruled out bacterial or viral infections? Also dryness tends to cause inflammation. Several products are available to keep your mouth moist. The easiest way to improve dryness is drinking water. ...Read more

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Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

No!: Maybe a smidgeon! usually not significant pain, since it can be done under local or general anesthesia. More important issue is why do you have the stone? Ask the doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

Yes: If you are having symptoms , swelling, inflammation, and/ or infection, and a sialolith is documented to be causing the problems, then by all means get it removed. Go to an oral surgeon experienced in this procedure! ...Read more

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What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases. ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more