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Salivary Gland Disorders

Also known as Parotid Gland Disorders

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  • Swollen submandibular glands are annoying

    For the past four months or so I have had a minor swelling of these glands. Not big enough to notice from the outside, but enough where I feel pressure on my throat and on bad days it's enough to make speaking a little difficult. I have been told to suck on sour candies, use a hot compress, and to...

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  • Is this a stone or something else? Please help

    Hi guys. I'm an 18 year old male, and a while back I noticed a small pimple shaped thing where my saliva comes out under my tongue. I thought nothing of it. Then I looked more into what causes those bumps and it is possibly a stone. I went to the dentist and he said he couldn't feel anything...

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  • Submandibular gland removal

    I have today had my follow up at max facial regarding my gland and they say the only options now are to keep massaging the salivary gland when I have infections or to remove it. They say removal will be better as eventually it will stop working now anyway. I had a stone which I removed myself and now...

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  • blood from salivary duct

    I have had an inflamed submandicular gland on the left side for months. Two weeks ago blood started coming out of my parotid gland on the right side. I have slight swelling in the cheek and neck below the ear. CT scan and ultrasound showed no stones or cysts. Doctor and dentist are confused. They have...

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  • Blood in saliva

    For 2 months I have had blood present in mouth when I wake. I had a chest X ray, gastroscopy, scope from ENT doctor and dental checkup with no cause found. My doctor is not concerned. If I spit now, it will be clear but after spitting around 4 or 5 times, it starts coming through as blood. I'm worried...

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  • Pink Saliva

    Hi. I am male 74 yrs old. For some time now I have been concerned with pink saliva. Anytime of day. I find myself coughing to create saliva just to check. It worries me. It is daily but not all the time during the day. Sometimes my saliva is clear for a few hours, then suddenly for a short while it is...

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  • I’ve had mouth and teeth pain for 2 weeks

    About 2 weeks my bottom front teeth began to feel numb . I immediately called my dentist - she took X-rays and did oral exam and seen nothing and was told I could be clenching my down on my teeth or tmj. I had a mouth guard made .. this has not helped . I went to ER and was told it was my sinuses was...

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  • Where do I start?

    I have never heard of a stone in salivary gland.  My dentist thinks I have one and should have an X-ray.  Should I go to an ENT, medical doctor or to hospital to get X-ray?    

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  • Swollen glands for years

    Hey, I found this form while hunting the internet trying to get answers and I'm hoping someone can help! For 15 years I've had an issue where my glands infront of my ears can swell up reall badly and when I try to eat It feels like someone is stabbing a knife into my cheek. It reached a really...

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  • blocked salivary gland

    i first had a problem in december 2005, everytime i ate my gland would swell i also found at the bottom of my mouth was swollen and a white spot was formed. I went to the doctor who thought it may be a trapped saliva gland and told me to suck lemons etc to unblock it, in about a week a white substance...

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  • Salivary Gland Cancer

    Hello- I am new to this group. Came across it while doing some searching of parotid and salivary gland issues. In October 2015 I was diagnosed with Acinic Cell Carcinoma, aka Salivary Gland Cancer. It started with a lump under my right ear. Soar throat....scratchy voice (like I was getting a cold but...

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  • second opinion

    My enlarged parotid gland, i am told, is benign but I have been attending ENT now for over two years and want this unsightly lump removed.   The hospital have hinted that this would be a cosmetic operation which could lnot be funded by the NHS.  Is it reasonable for me to get a second opinion?...

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  • Submanbular gland Nightmare

    Hi everyone, Im new here. Apart from many other illnesses and issues. One of them has been my salivary glands. Its been about a year or so of swollen glands (or so I thought) for approx. 2 weeks out of a month, and then going down. Its worse coming up for an evening time. About 4 months ago, they came...

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  • Sharing experience with salivary stone in the submandibular gland

    Hello, I wanted to share my recent experience with a salivary stone in the submandibular gland. I will say my experience with these stones was fustrating and painful.  Although it can be excurcitingly painful, there is often no quick solution to it. The first time I experience the problem was about...

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  • Painful Swollen Lump, Right side Under Jaw

    Hey all, this is my first time on the forum so apologies in advance if I do something against forum rules.. Recently I had a bad viral infection that was running around. It gave me high fevers, coughs, congestion (nasal,throat and head), restlessness, fatigue, and a minimal sore throat. Anyways, come...

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  • Parotid gland swelling

    Hi All, Request your help on my symptoms please. 1. Bilateral swelling(right side is larger than the left) 2. No pain at all 3. Sour saliva many times a day (sometimes continuously for 2-3 mins) 4. Goes down when I drink water and comes back. 5. No fever or no other symptoms, no pain, no difficulty...

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  • Thick Blood from mouth while rinsing

    3 days back after having breakfast, I rinse my mouth, a thick pool of blood appeared. and then i spit again for 3-4 times and slight blood appeared in it. Then i felt slight dizziness and slight irritation in chest for 7-8 hrs. but it didnt happen again till now. I had severe cold 1 month back with continous...

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  • Submanbular gland removal 5 weeks on

    Hi my submanbular gland was removed 5 weeks ago but I am still swelling up when I eat and drink which is very painful.  I have been back to the consultant who removed it but he does not know why it is still swelling.  I have been given antibiotic for 1 week whilst I wait for ultra sound.  Has...

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  • Numbness remains after surgery

    How long should I expect numbness after surgery to remove a tumor in my left parotid gland? Numbness of my ear and sections, of my face and neck, this will be week 6. Thanks

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  • Jaw pain and small bump on jaw line reoccurring

    I get pain in my ear, then my Jaw and recently it's giving me bad headaches. The next day my lower jaw will swell on that side and I'll get what looks like a pimple. Then after being in pain severa days in my jaw it willl go away. I've gone to a ent, dentist, oral surgeon and dermatologist...

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  • submandibular stone is making my teeth ache

    Hi every one, I have had this problem with stones for a couple of months now and its no fun. Been to the hospital for sialogram, waited two weeks for the results to be told that everything is normal, but I can see the stone under my tongue which feels like it wants to come out on its own. I have tried...

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  • Parotid benign tumor surgeon in Massachusetts

    Hi,  I see a lot of discussion here and people have gone through challenging situations, hence I thought I can ask for some recommendation here. I am diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma (benign tumor)  which is sufficiently big, though not obviously visible (right side).  However, it is...

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  • Lumpy!

    i had my right submandibular gland excised two weeks ago. The wound has healed perfectly, but there is still apparently a lump around the site of the wound. I keep asking my wife if the lump is getting smaller, but I am not convinced that it is. I keep thinking that the lump is another tumour, perhaps...

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  • Soreness

    i had my right submandibular gland removed 11 days ago, and the wound has healed perfectly. The area around the wound is not hot to touch, red or oozing pus. howveve the area is raised and a little sore to touch. I ma due to have a follow up appointment with my consultant in five or six days time, the...

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  • trapped salivary gland (apparently) - its not gone down in a week

    I have had swollen glands for over a week but the left one is particularly large - they both move when i push them and they are not sore - the doc say they are trapped salivary gland and has given me antibiotics and steroids for a week - would i still have saliva? my mouth isnt dry?  wouldnt they...

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  • Swelling on gland

    Please can someone help i have a swollen sublingual gland on the right side under my tongue.Does anyone know what this could be?thank you.

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  • What is this swelling please help

    Ive had this swelling on the floor of my mouth for a while it hasnt got any bigger any idea what it is ive been to dentist a month ago and they didnt notice it.i did try to take a picture but dont know how to add it on here.i take bisoporol and warfarin.

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  • White skin/bump under tongue

    After eating food which involved sweet chillie, a white bump appeared under but not on my tongue. 24hrs later the bump has gone but what is left is a white flap of skin... no pain either. How do i upload a picture?

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  • Bumps on floor of mouth

    The salivary gland on my right side seem a bit swollen compared to the left but as far as im aware it has always been like this?has anyone else got this and is it normal?Also what should the floor of the mouth feel like?thank you

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