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Swelling Parotid Gland
Can dry mouth cause swelling of parotid gland ? I changed blood pressure meds that helped ent has me taking mucinex and nasal saline 3 times a day
Needs evaluation!!: Ask your MD about 'Sjogren's Syndrome'... especially if you have any existing auto-immune problems. Stay Well !-) ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I had a CT scan of my neck today to check swelling in my parotid gland. I was wondering if your sinuses would show up in this scan also?
Yes: but not a great view the picture will be focused more lateral and behind some of the sinuses. But there will be views of the sinuses. ...Read more
I going to ent nov7 I had just swelling on my parotid gland for 5 weeks doc didn't feel no Tumor he said more inflamed . My chances good of no cancer?
Parotid : Parotid cancers are not that common, but when they do, they invariably present as a distinct mass or tumor. Non-distinct swelling of the glands is typically infection or inflammation. Could also be vascular or lymphatic. I think your chances are pretty low for cancer based on what you have described. Wishing you the best with your ENT visit! ...Read more
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.
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
I believe I am suffering from parotid gland swelling it's very painful and noticeably swollen. I have no cold or flue symptoms. Should I go to ER?
Yes, you should: get to a doctor because it could be parotitis or stone in Swensen's duct, especially if it is very painful. It could also be inflamed lymph node. Either way, you might need antibiotics to get better. ...Read more
My symptoms are, parotid gland swelling left side, extremely painful headache, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, always tired, could I have mumps?
Exam needed: Your problem is most likely not mumps, but a parotid gland that is not functioning properly. Possibly a stone that is blocking it, but there are a number so other possible causes. The best thing to do is to see and oral surgeon so you can get this treated asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parotid swelling: Not really sure what your question is. It is not normal to have swelling of any kind in most instances, especially if it has lasted a while. It could be something as simple as a clogged duct, or a cold in the gland, or something more serious. I would see your physician asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had pain coming from my parotid gland area for several months. Is it possible to have something going wrong when there is no obvious swelling ?
Yes...: It may not be an infection but you can also develop a stone. ...Read more
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