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could an atrophic salivary gland cause problems? dr doesn't seem concerned. antibiotics had no affect on swelling/pain. dr said catscan was clear other than atrophy of thyroid/salivary gland. actually just said clear. read results myself.


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replied August 1st, 2008
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I don’t see any reason why one atrophied salivary gland would cause problems. If the other salivary glands are okay there shouldn’t be any problems.

A swollen gland could be an inflamed lymph node. If antibiotics do not help you may need a biopsy to find out what caused the swelling.



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