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Swollen parotid glands

  • Posted By: bwheeler89
  • October 30, 2010
  • 00:24 PM

Hi all,

i am a 21yr old male, I have previously posted about my parotid glands swelling and was told that it could possibly be a stone in the duct causing inflammation.

I have since then been to many doctors as well as an ear, throat and nose specialist had a sialogram and various other scans. There seems to be no stones present and everyone seems to be unsure about what is causing the swelling.

One thing that seems to bring them up is over eating, when i really stuff my face it seems to swell not immediately but the following day....i do go through phases of eating hardly anything for a while to eating non stop all day. Keeping to a strict gluten free diet seems to help alot and i can sometimes go for a few weeks at a time without any swelling.

I have considered that i may have sjorgrens syndrome or maybe it's linked to my bodys digestion or metabolism, i was wondering if anyone has had similar symptoms to mine, the glands rarely hurt when swollen although it can be sore and red where the duct empties at the inside of my cheek. It tends to be more prominent on the right side of my face and i dont have dry eyes or mouth like alot of sjorgrens sufferers. :confused:

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


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