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Swollen Lacrimal Gland Treatment
Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis, benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more
Lacrimal gland: an obstructed duct due to thick unreleasable secretion or minor inflamation causing the obstruction. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Biopsy: The only way to tell for sure is to biopsy it. ...Read more
Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl.swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal.should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says(0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, CRP is not diagnostic of any disease. It is a measure of the presence of inflammation. Even by conservative standards, your CRP level is not a cause for concern. You do need to see an eye doctor of the proper care. ...Read more
Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more
Typically: Enlargement of the lacrimal gland would be associated with infection, either bacterial or viral. Most often there would also be pain. Some systemic (body-wide) diseases can cause this as well: sarcoidosis, TB, leukemia. Or a tumor, either benign or malignant. A careful history (story), careful ocular examination by an eye specialist, and an orbital CT scan are needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have pain on my lacrimal glands and tear ducts but no signs of swelling and no excessive tearing. I also have a horrible pain in my eye crease.?
See a Doctor: It is a little hard to know exactly where you pain is from the description. However, significant (horrible) eye pain should be evaluated by a Physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more
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
A soft lump appeared on my eyelid a few days ago. I have no pain. And I believe it is on my lacrimal gland. It is my normal skin tone. Any ideas?
Lateral canthus on left eye inflamed w/white speckles. Area consistent with lacrimal gland seems inflamed too. No firm surface, just bulging. Cancer?
Fleshy mass under top eyelid (lacrimal gland) I went to the opticians he said it's not a cyst or stye no fluid within it referred me for a biopsy???
Evaluation : Presumably you saw an optometrist who advised a biopsy of a fleshy mass located in the lacrimal gland or by it. The referral to an ophthalmologist would be the next step, who will be able to advise you on the differential diagnosis of this mass. Sometimes other testing is necessary before considering a biopsy (blood tests, imaging). A tissue biopsy may be advised when definitive treatment required ...Read more
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Hi Dr! I just notice that my sublingual frenulum end of the gland is swollen but it's not painful. What could be the cause and what treatment do you?
Stone in duct?: It's possible you have a calculus (stone) lodged at the tip of Warton's duct. The sublingual and submandibular salivary glands empty into Warton's duct, which runs beneath the tongue in the floor of the mouth. This is more likely the diagnosis if you feel a small hard lump in the same area in the floor of the mouth. This is called sialolithiasis. If the swelling persists see a physician. ...Read more
My husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ent. What kinds of tests and treatment can we expect?
Gland: Salivary glands typically swell from a blocked duct. The blockage can be a mucus plug which generally passes or a hard calcified plug which an oral surgeon can remove. It is common and I would suggest the oral surgeon first as this is an oral issue more than an ear nose or throat issue. Simple for the OS to diagnose. ...Read more
I have ran a fever of 105 now I have a swollen gland on my right side my right ear is in unbearable pain. Also, have took 3 day antibiocs treatment?
Infection: If you are having worsening symptoms, and you are in severe pain after 3 days of antibiotics, you may need a different or additional treatment. The antibiotic may not be the right one — it's also possible you have an abscess that should be drained, or other kinds of infections. You should be re-evaluated to find out for sure. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ENT. What can we expect in the way of tests and treatment?
Don't worry: It might be something as simple as a course of antibiotics and a wait and see approach. Could include blood tests and a biopsy. ...Read more
My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?
Tonsillar abcsess: Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess. This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er. ...Read more
Sir! I have swollen lymphatic glands at left side of my necks they are 4-5 in number and are of 1 inch dia. Is there any medical treatment except sur?
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement(lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy. ...Read more
16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.
I have swollen glands in my neck-both sides- and blocked sinuses/ painful gums, too- treatment with clarithomycin (14 days) has not resolved issue.
8 months after sex exposure, HIV negative but TB skin test positive, low grade fever, swollen glands., no cough. Should needed treatment for tb??
See your physician.: This sounds like an infection. You need to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Symptoms: bilateral inflammation around lacrimal glands, fatigue, joint pain. Tested + for Lupus antigens. Could have sarcoidosis. Your thoughts?
Calm down: Appreciate your concerns, you don't have a definitive diagnosis yet, symptoms and information you gave are sketchy, no one can make even a provisional diagnosis with this material, trust your treating physician, ask for a working / provisional diagnosis, even ask for a second opinion it's your right, but stick to professional help rather than Dr Google, take care ...Read more
Throat sxs: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water gargle several times a day. ...Read more
I have repeated swollen eyelid gland that hurts, I bath them in hot water for a few days, this seems to cure it, only to return a week or so later?
Hordeolum?: I presume your eyelid is affected by a sty or dysfunctional meibom glands that respond to warm compresses and cleansing, but only to return after you discontinue. It's good that there is response. Continue the warm compresses, lid hygiene with baby shampoo, gentle eyelid massage daily. Consider taking fish oil. Check out a YouTube video on blepharitis treatment. If no help, an exam is very useful. ...Read more