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Posted by: Eddie | 2003/01/23

Obstructed salive glands ?

I occasion~~~y have a swollen gland which looks like the swelling I had when I suffered from mumps,but at 58 years old I doubt if it is mumps.The gland is a little sensitive and it goes away after a few days then reappears.

When I fruits I feel pain on the side where the swelling appears.

Could it be that I have a problem with my saliva glands and if so what can be done about this?

Thanks

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Eddie, it might be that you have something blocking the opening where the gland drains into the mouth. This might just be due to an infection or a stone, but it might also be due to something more serious like a tumour. The best would be to see your doctor and have it sorted out. Good luck.

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