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Swollen Salivary Glands

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are swollen salivary glands a sign of HIV infection, whether recent or not? I have two bumps beneath my jaw on the upper side adjacent to my throat. I don't know if these are lymph glands (scared it may be persitent generalized lymphadenopathy as... Read more »

swollen salivary gland

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok i need someone to help me out i have a swollen gland in my neck it is a salivary gland i had it checked about 2 yrs ago the dr stuck a rod down it and did a cat scan he said he saw something but wasnt sure what. he stuck the rod thing down in... Read more »

LowRisk Sex with the HighRisk and salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have had a swollen gland in the right side of my neck, under my jaw for about FIVE months. It is not tender, and flucuates in size. The GP thought it was a submandibular lymph node; however, the ENT believes it to be my submandibular salivary... Read more »

Salivary Gland Infection - Early Sign of HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of a salivary gland infection being an early
sign ( 7-10 weeks after oral exposure ) of HIV ? Read more »

salivary glands

Posted by Anonymous
at what point would this gland swell and would it be only one or both and does it swell a little or a lot

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My salivary glands are swollen

I have been on meds for over a year now and been taking kaletra and truvada. The last time I got my blood tested which was 5 months ago and I was undetectable.In the past few days I have been having ear pains and couple nights ago noticted my...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Some people living with HIV infection develop parotid gland enlargement. This tends to be a gradual process and often improves after initiation of antiretroviral therapy. Your situation sounds more like an acute process, possibly infection, based... Read more »

Salivary gland swelling and restarting Trivizir

My salvary glands have swollen after being of meds for 4mos. My doctor says i need to go back on trizivir is that safe to do because i was told restarting this med can be fatal...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Restarting Trizivir is very risky (sometimes deadly) if someone has had an abacavir hypersensitivity reaction in the past. Trizivir contains abacavir as one of its 3 components. If you did not have problems with Trizivir in the past, then... Read more »

Swollen parotid gland

how Do i shink my salivary glands I loof like shrek!!...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A small subset of HIV+ patients develop polycystic disease of the parotids. A CT or ultrasound as well as a thorough history and examination is indicated to determine the diagnosis (sometimes need a biopsy). If a diagnosis of polycystic disease is... Read more »

swollen submandibular glands

Dear Dr.: Thank you for your time. I've noticed a pair of submandibular salivary glands that tend to swell and shrink during various parts of the day, ranging from an elongated almond to half of a walnut. They do not hurt. My doctor said they...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is for the discussion about symptoms of HIV or related to side effect of treatment of HIV. I don't answer questions in this forum without information that the sender is HIV+ and has issues related to this particular forum.... Read more »
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