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24 years old and recently diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome. My doctor gave me barely any information about it and more or less just said "oh don't worry, it's just dry eyes." I'm realizing from all that I've been reading about it that that is NOT the case. I have Cystic Fibrosis as well though which can cause a lot of the symptoms (such as cough, dehydration, etc.). But the one thing that has REALLY bugged me is chronic parotitis. It doesn't look as severe as the images I find on google--but I have two large, swollen "balls" under my jaw, basically on either side of my trachea. A bit larger than the diameter of a quarter. I know it's not cancer or anything--I was diagnosed via ultrasound accidentally, when a radiologist was looking for signs of possible thyroid cancer (fortunately there was none). But these have come and gone for the past few years. For the past year or so, however, they've been constantly enlarged. You can't really tell if I have my chin tipped down, but as soon as I lift my chin up, you can see what looks like two swollen balls protruding from my neck. Is this a common thing? Is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for any answers!
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