|Parotid Gland Swelling
Mar 17, 2013
Hello. I have read your articles on Parotid Gland swelling related to HIV and low dose radiation. I too have this issue. I have ben HIV+ for 23 years. About 4 years ago my glands swelled. I have seen several doctors. ALl of which basically told me to get over it... this wasn't a life threatening issue. I live in Atlanta. I was wondering if you could refer me to someone local that might be willing to treat me with low dose radiation. Or offer some other options. Thanks, JC
| Response from Dr. Henry
I would ask one of the local AIDS service organizations for possible referral options. It is reasonable to request referral to an ENT specialist for starters-often a CT scan will identify the process involved (often polycystic disease) but sometimes a biopsy needs to done. Once a diagnosis has been made then consideration can be given for referral to radiation therapist if the condition may respond to that treatment. Unfortunately, in some US states insurance coverage is not good limiting treatment options-I dont know if that is an issue for you. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Itchy Testicles After Masturbation Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Balls After Touching Vaginal Secretions Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Tingling Lips After Swallowing Worried I Have HIV
- White Bumps After Erotic Massage Worried I Have HIV
- Do Steroids Cause Vaginal Infections?
- How Are Genital Warts Contracted?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.