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.

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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...

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...

I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

Many years problem. You must see a dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat doctor) who will see what your problem exactly is and then determine the appropriate course of treatment. Read more...

What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Why? I am not sure that i understand your question or why you are asking it. There are many salivary glands in your head and mouth, both large and small. If they are swollen, they would be larger than normal. I am not sure if you feel enlarged salivary glands or perhaps swollen lymph nodes which are very different. Please either give us more information or see your physician or an oral surgeon. Read more...
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...