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Dr. Daniel Quon answered:

Should I be worried if I have a salivary gland disorder?

Depends

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You have major salivary glands as well as minor saliary glands that produce saliva. There are a number of salivary gland disorders. Whether or not you should be deeply concerned or not will depend upon your symptoms, the glands involved and the diagnosis provided for you by your doctor.
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Dr. Jon Grischkan answered:

Will the doctor be able to tell if I have a salivary gland disorder?

Yes

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salivary gland disorders are a broad group of disorders. You need to be more specific... ie: drooling, dry mouth, swelling of the salivary gland, pain, abnormal taste sensation, etc. More specific questions will lead to more appropriate answers...
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Dr. Bonnie Bock answered:

18yr old son has 3 swollen glands in pelvic area. 1-6mths ago,2-3wks ago,3-last wk, today a 4th under his jaw on right side any ideas? Very nervous.

Please see doctor

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Swollen glands are usually swollen lymph nodes. They can be due to infections or a variety of other illnesses . A visit to a MD starting with a family doctor or internist is the first step. That doctor can examine the lymph nodes to determine if more testing is needed.
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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

Sialadenitis

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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.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Throat feels congested, no cough or runny nose, swollen glands in jaw, back, groin and armpit. Infection?

Yes

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If this has been present for no more than 2 weeks, a viral infection is the likely cause . If the symptoms go beyond that or are getting worse, see your doctor.
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Dr. Debi Williams answered:

Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Illness or teeth?

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I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, I would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. In the meantime, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take whatever over the counter medication works well for headaches.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

You may need medical

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A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out . If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. if they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now.
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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist

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Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No

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It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes.
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah answered:

Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection

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Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes.
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