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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?

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

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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Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

White patch: White patch most likely not a problem salivary gland. Could be bad teeth the reason for swollen glands. If persisting not getting better, you should see your doctor. Some rare cause of white patches are precancerous conditions and candidiasis. ...Read more

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Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Swear off, OK?: Even if you did a large amount, it would be out of your system by now. In fact, effects are not expected at all after ~5 hrs. Here's info: http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-cocaine-stay-in-your-system/
If you had enough to be toxic - you might have died, so you were lucky this time. Don't press your luck. Steer clear of it. Also it can be 'laced' w/ poisons. It's a bad thing! Best wishes ...Read more

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Are there any salivary glands located in the very lower cheek between the jaw and cheek, inside the mouth? If so, what are they and can they swell?

Are there any salivary glands located in the very lower cheek between the jaw and cheek, inside the mouth? If so, what are they and can they swell?

Swelling: Possible causes include, but not limited to, blocked salivary gland duct, neoplasm, draining dental abscess, draining gum abscess, traumatic injury, burn, etc. Please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say.. ...Read more

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What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct system and locate the stone. Then, micro instruments are used, and the surgeon can remove the stone relieving the blockage. ...Read more

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Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling.?

Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling.?

First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva, and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity through kidney. 1.5 hours after rx sour candies or gum to get rid of excess secretions through saliva. Solid meal not until 6 hours after dosing. Most excess radioactive iodine excreted in first 24 hours. Rest accumulated in thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Check it out first..: I would highly recommend that you have it examined. You want to rule out stones, infection, cysts, and other salivary diseases. Proper diagnosis and prompt early treatment is imperative to good care and recovery. ...Read more

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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed, or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Can swollen salivary glands be related to overeating?

Not usually.: Over eating combined with a very poor oral hygiene, infected gums, or oral infections, throat infections, ear infections, which can be passed on through salivary ducts to salivary glands can lead to salivary gland infections, & hence the swelling. The other reason can be salivary stones, if the block the ducts. At meal time, when salivary glands produce saliva, the glands swell up. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat my salivary gland under my tongue swells and after a few minutes the swelling goes down. Is something wrong?

Everytime I eat my salivary gland under my tongue swells and after a few minutes the swelling goes down. Is something wrong?

Blockage, see DDS: Blockage makes saliva back up inside the duct, causing the salivary gland to swell. The treatment varies with the cause. See your dentist today. ...Read more

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I can feel salivary gland in my cheeks just wondering. Is this normal? No pain just feel them when I brush tongue over the area

Seek exam: Minor salivary glands are microscopic. See your dentist to determine what you are actually feeling with your tongue. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Could be: One of he symptoms with celiac disease is "dry mouth" due to the changes that occur in the composition of the saliva in the gland (see http://www. Medicinaoral. Org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/medoralv13i9p559-doenca-celiaca. Pdf) this could lead to mucus plugs which could cause the glands to swell. Remember celiac is a disease of the digestive system and any part of that system could be affected. ...Read more

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Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

connective tissue: Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) & autoimmune thyroid,

explore with your doctor :

there does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Celiac disease: This is an understudied area. Celiac disease has an autoimmune background and increased risk of oral mucosal and dental abnormalities. One study showed that celiacs have a higher chance of developing canker sores. This can cause swollen salivary glands. One other study showed lower chances of salivary cariogenic microflora in celiacs. So this is controversial. Don't forget to rule out sjogren's. ...Read more

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Where are your salivary gland opening under your tongue?

Where are your salivary gland opening under your tongue?

Wharton's Duct: On either side of the lingual frenum, the skin that looks like a vertical wall under your tongue. ...Read more

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Can there be a correlation between swollen salivary gland and sjorgrens?

Can there be a correlation between swollen salivary gland and sjorgrens?

Definitely.: Very commonly, people with Sjogren syndrome will have enlarged parotid glands. Parotid glands are the large salivary glands in front of your ear. If enlarged, this can make your cheeks or jaw look more full. ...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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I have bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be, what to do?

I have bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be, what to do?

Can be alarming: The red bumps underneath your tongue have been caused by irritation most of the time. Should the bump get worse, or get painful or last longer than a couple of weeks, you should see your GP for exam. ...Read more

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Please help there's bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be?

Please help there's bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be?

Multiple causes: Without a good clinical exam it is impossible to say for sure. There could be a blockage in the duct of the salivary gland in which case you will feel swelling under the tongue on one side. There are also blood vessels under the tongue that can appear to be large. Only a careful exam by a professional can determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable, tingling sensation under my tongue (salivary glands?) that comes in pulses. I have no other symptoms. Will this go away?

I have an uncomfortable, tingling sensation under my tongue (salivary glands?) that comes in pulses. I have no other symptoms. Will this go away?

Examination needed: By a dentist to see if you have any salivary glands stones, mostly happens in sublingual salivary glands, and that sensation you feel is probably from obstruction and subsequent congestion of the gland, ...Read more

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I have pain under the tongue, Saliva gleeks out and a little white discharge from between the salivary glands beneath the tongue and it is painful?

I have pain under the tongue, Saliva gleeks out and a little white discharge from between the salivary glands beneath the tongue and it is painful?

Possibilities...: Canker sore, salivary duct stone, smoking-related, more. If persistent or progressive, please get your health provider or dentist to take a look. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read more

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Salivary Gland (Definition)

There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more