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Are salivary gland blockages of the parotid gland painful? Because I have a lump thats not painful in my cheek near my upper molars

Are salivary gland blockages of the parotid gland painful? Because I have a lump thats not painful in my cheek near my upper molars

Sounds like: Sounds like a blocked parotid gland. This is not necessarily a painful problem. Any "lump" should be investigated. Could be one of many problems. Please call your dentist for an appointment for evaluation and rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands  n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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: 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. ...Read more

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Salivary flow scan suggests moderate left&right parotid glands, moderate right submandibular&severe left submandibular. Is it concerning in sjogren's?

Sjögren's syndrome: Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease most common to diagnose among females over 40's but can affects others as well. Was your biopsy taken from lip as a part of sjögren's diagnosis? It seems that you had related tests already run, so interpretation of the gathered data of exams will be presented to you. It is best to discuss this with your own doctor rather than generic online advice. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

Facial swelling: Tmj facial swelling is quite rare even with advanced TMJ disease. The joint is deep and beneath the skull base encased in a very dense capsule making expansion onto the face unlikely. The glands and parotid in particular are quite a bit less "encased" and any inflammatory or other cause of swelling is usually more visible. Often overlooked other causes (ie wisdom teeh ) require an exam. ...Read more

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Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands. Dr said may have atrophied did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands.  Dr said may have atrophied  did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

A normal occurrence: I assume it was a lip biopsy. The initial biopsy just had no glands in it. Glands are scattered in the lip and it is not unusual for a biopsy to not contain any glands. They did not atrophy. That is nonsense. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: salivary gland biopsy?

Saliva gland sample: Often done as a needle biopsy, if taken from a salivary gland can be useful with other diagnostic data to diagnose or rule out glandular cancer or other glandular disorders, especially in the aid of diagnosing sjogren's syndrome. I believe an ENT doctor to be the correct specialist to consult with. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor does a biopsy of the salivary gland to diagnose sjogrens?

What kind of doctor does a biopsy of the salivary gland to diagnose sjogrens?

Oral surgeon: An oral surgeon can biopsy your salivary gland. Other doctors that can help you would be an oral medicine specialist or ent. ...Read more

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What is the false negative result percentage for a minor salivary gland biopsy for sjogrens?

One piece of info: My experience with lip biopsies is that it often confuse situations. A negative lip biopsy is good. The other question is do you have antibodies for sjogren's with this ssa or ssb. The main thing in treating sjogren's or lupus is assessing for any other organ involvement and treating symptoms appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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