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Ann:

--- Quote from: beentheredoneit on March 26, 2013, 10:15:59 AM ---All specialists agreed that those are salivary glands.  Getting the CAT scan showed no issues.   

I just called the dentist again to verify that he saw nothing on my last x-rays, but as was said, sometimes it's just something that comes and goes as a side effect.

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Good to hear you've had a definite explanation as to what is swollen. As long as they're not giving you pain, it sounds like it's just one of those things.

As it's been investigated thoroughly, just keep an eye on them for any changes (such as sudden, painful further swelling) and try to not worry about it.

mitch777:
I have had the same issue for years.
Same glands.
I used to bring up the topic every now and then with my docs but they kind of pushed it under the rug.
It is just one of those things that I try to ignore the best I can.
If anyone solves the mystery, let me in on it. :)

OneTampa:
I posted a year or so ago about a similar situation I experienced back in the 1990s.  The right side of my neck just below my ear lobe and under my jaw became very swollen overnight.  I had no pain, restricted movement or trouble swallowing.  I went to the doctor and he performed a needle aspiration to collect a biopsy to rule out cancer or some other infection.  They also took a few x-rays. It was  determined that I had a blocked salivary gland.  The swelling went away on its own after a few days.  I was soon back to my old self.  I never had the condition before or since.

I am glad you are working with your doctors and hope you are better soon.

Take care.

beentheredoneit:

--- Quote from: OneTampa on March 26, 2013, 11:40:04 AM ---It was  determined that I had a blocked salivary gland.  The swelling went away on its own after a few days.  I was soon back to my old self.  I never had the condition before or since.

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Could you mention where you got this treatment finally, or what type of specialist?  I am going back to see a dentist for further assistance soon just to be sure of things.  It is basically the same area or gland on both sides.  It would come and go originally, now it is more just stationary.

OneTampa:

--- Quote from: beentheredoneit on March 26, 2013, 03:02:13 PM ---Could you mention where you got this treatment finally, or what type of specialist?  I am going back to see a dentist for further assistance soon just to be sure of things.  It is basically the same area or gland on both sides.  It would come and go originally, now it is more just stationary.

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My HMO carrier GP referred me to an ear, nose and throat specialist at the local hospital.

It won't hurt to also consult with you dentist.

I hope this helps.

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