Parotid gland swelling

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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 eating and no other issues.

I visited my doctor and suspected it to be mumps. But I had mumps before 6 years and was treated for the same but doctor mentioned rarely second time some people could get mumps.  The swelling is going on for 4 months now so I have rules out mumps as Mumps swelling is usually gone in 15-20 days. I consulted ENT and was suggested to take blood test which included RPR, ANA, SJOGRENS and everything is normal or negative. I took second opinion and the doctor suggested some additional blood work for sexually transmitted diseases which I haven't done yet as I am not sexually active for 3+ years which I did mention to doctor but he still wanted to test it out and I dont know why.

MY ENT now has however referred to a salivary gland specialist who I will be visiting soon for more diagnosis. Did anyone have such symptoms or any idea what this could be. Mentally stressed searching online on this symptom only gives you answers like cancers and HIV. 

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    Did they figure out what was wrong please.
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    I am suffering from the same issues.   Swollen for months with no major symptoms.    ENT JUST BLEW OFF.   So frustrated 
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