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Salivary Gland Disorders

Also known as Parotid Gland Disorders

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  • Hard swelling under incision after submandibular gland removal

    Hi everyone, 4 days ago I had my right submandibular gland removed due to an infection in it and subsequent swelling that would not go down. After the surgery, I was in extreme pain for about 36 hours, somewhat at the incision site but mainly in my throat, which I think was due to the breathing tube...

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  • Pain under tongue on floor of mouth after submandibular removal

    Hi  I had my right submandibular gland removed two and half weeks ago and all seems to be healing well. However, I now have a hard lump under my tongue on floor of mouth on that side, near the back of my teeth and wondered if anyone had experienced the same? Where the gland was it very hard on...

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  • Submandibular gland removal

    Hi I had my right submandibular gland removed a week ago and all seems to be healing well. I have noticed that the area where my gland was, above the incision is now really hard.  Has anyone else had the same thing? Thanks

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  • Ent

    For some time now have been feeling like I constantly want to clear my throat and feel like something is stuck in my throat

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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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  • 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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  • Help

    Ok so a couple days ago I woke up with a swollen tonsils only on one side brushed it off thought it was nothing it finally went away yesterday but last night I noticed my jaw was hurting really bad and found a marble sized ball right underneath my jawline and a smaller one right on my jawbone I can barely...

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  • Does this sound like parotid tumor or just anxiety

    Hi all, So let me first say I get pretty bad anxiety whenever something is wrong in my mouth as a did use chewing tobacco for 5 years. I am 22 and had jaw pain in my right joint (forget the actual) but it started on my left parotid gland. At first I thought it was jaw muscle, but now I’m more persuaded...

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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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  • Dry mouth

    Hey, anybody else suffer with dry mouth ? Seeing the dentist next week but really do not no what it causing it! Had blood tests done, all clear. Any ideas so take the irrating and frustration away from having this condition ? Riuining me life.

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  • Parotid gland mass

    I have been dealing with swelling in my face and down into my neck along with severe ear stabbing pain for 3 months now. Been to numerous doctors and they all were saying TMJ except the pain clinic said I had something else going o n and to have Dr check out my log nodes. He recommended an ultrasound...

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  • Submandibular gland removed a year ago... Why is there still pain?

    It was in May of 2016 when it all started... I was having a piece of candy when I felt my entire left side of neck swell up. I (obviously) freaked out but I ended up convincing myself that it might've been a bug bite (I know, what kind of logic is that?) Anyway... The swelling went away that next...

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  • Salivary gland problem

    I had my submandibular salivary gland removed two weeks ago , any ideas on how long this swelling will Last ? I am so swollen under chin on neck and on side of neck 

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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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  • 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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  • Submandibular Salivary Gland removed

    Hi , I had my submandibular salivary gland removed 2 weeks ago, I have considerable swelling under my chin on my neck and on the side , any thoughts or know when that might go away ? I also have a long scar , trying to get use to this new look .

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  • Swollen Lymph nodes and Tinnitus

    Hi Guys, I am desperate to find out what is wrong with my wife, doctors do not seem to know.  My wife has been ill for around 10 weeks with tonsillitis, severe headaches, bacterial infection in legs. severe tinnitus and very bad swollen lymph nodes in the neck.  After seeing 3 different...

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  • Reoccurring scar tissue on submandibular gland

    After on and off swelling of my lower left jaw (under my chin) I was referred to an ENT who did an ultrasound, saw no stone but saw that scar tissue had built up at the opening of the saliva gland. Doc also saw that I was tongue-tied and said that caused the scar tissue. So a month ago I had surgery...

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  • Anyone else had a Salty mouth?

    Hi, I’m hoping that someone can help me please. I’ve been searching on Google, visited my Doctor, visited my Dentist too but nobody has any answers. My Doctor said he wasn’t worried about my symptom which is all very well.......but he’s not the one with the problem, and I am worried (unfortunately) !!...

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  • No saliva ... dental care issues.

    Hi - I recently had a Parotid gland and a saliva gland removed on one side of my face due to cancer. Getting radiation as well which will ensure there will be no saliva on that side of my mouth. Extreme bone dry mouth when waking up or exercising. Heard that tooth decay etc. could happen due to the...

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  • Swollen side of tongue

    I currently have a sinus infection and woke up with what seems like a swollen salivary gland? Basically the back side  of the tongue, where the lingual lymph nodes would be, is so swollen the flesh is coming up over my teeth...it’s the underside of the tongue of that makes sense. It’s slightly painful....

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  • Dry mouth

    Anybody suffer with dry mouth ? I have had blood tests and scans and all ok! I have issues with my nose so guessing it is with me breathing through my mouth and not my nose when I sleep! Am fighting the NHS to carry out a operation on my nose but there starting to frustrate me, any tips on how to make...

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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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  • Still have dry mouth 2 weeks after submandibular gland removal...

    Hello all, Just over 2 weeks ago I had my right submandibular gland removed due to chronic sialadenitis (infection of the gland). Before I had it removed, I had dry mouth for a few weeks previous along with pain and swelling. But now I am 2 weeks post op and my mouth is still so dry. Why is this when...

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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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  • What is the beige sandy grit in mouth?

    I have had salty thick mucus, after having dry mouth for moths.  Is this the stones from my salivary glands that started?  I just saw a post that said grit is stones.  Please help!!! I have been drinking a lot of fluid also ate the lemons The grit is a stone  I was scared when I saw...

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  • Acid Reflux and Blood in Saliva almost daily

    In 1995/1996, All this started with vomiting feeling, ache or burning pain in your abdomen. Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty, Nausea, Loss of appetite, frequent burping, Bloating. Unintentional weight loss. Diagnosed with H Pylori and treated but the symptoms of H Pylori continued....

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  • swollen submandibular gland

    My submandibular gland became sore and swollen about 5 days ago. My dentist gave me a antibiotic and that didn't help. I was up for like 4 nights straight not sleeping well and the gland very sore. I went into the clinic and the Doc just said it's a swollen gland. He gave me Ibruprophin ...

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  • Feeling too much concern

    I usually have no problem of bloody saliva earlier but in past 2 week I do observe in the morning only after waking up at regular basis..I have no any medical history related to any type of health concerning factor....i have little blood came in night only when I Dont have taken rest for long hour .yet...

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  • What the heck is under my tongue

    There's a swelling or cyst or growth under my tongue it just keeps getting bigger. It's been there over a year. First doctor said it was a mucocele 2nd doctor didn't say anything and refered me to a oral &maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon didn't know what it was and refered me 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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