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What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Stones...masses

Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain.
This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing. Get checked out by an ENT soon.

In brief: Stones...masses

Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain.
This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing. Get checked out by an ENT soon.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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