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Swollen Gland In Front Of Ear

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Swollen Parotid Glands

I have learned that there is a radiation therapy to help reduce the swelling of the parotid glands. I have been coping with facial wasting and have recently gone through a series of silicon injections to reduce the "gaunt" look. It has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any new proven therapy for swollen parotid glands seen in the context of HIV infection. Often a CT scan will show polycystic disease commonly on both sides. Low dose radiation therapy has been effective at reducing the swelling in... Read more »

How to check for swollen nodes/glands

How do I perform a self examination to check for any swollen glands?... Read more »

Persistant Swollen glands, -ve hiv test @ 10 months

Hi, I had an unprotected heterosexual encounter a year ago. Since around that time I have had... Read more »
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How do I know if my glands are swollen??!

Posted by Anonymous
Ever since I have been reading that swollen lymph glands are a sign of HIV, I have been looking and touching them everyday and possibly imagining that i feel throbbing in them. How do i know if they are swollen and what will it feel like (hard,... 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 »

persistent swollen glands?

Posted by hivinform, 1 Reply
My lymph nodes have been swollen, one in my neck and one in my groin for the past 8 months. This happened after a high risk encounter.they are not huge but you can feel them is their any other reason your glands could be swollen for up to a year? Read more »

question on swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous
Does swollen glands have to have to occur in the groing and armpits region? I have one pea shaped hard gland behind my ear. Its been 2 weeks since it been sitting out there and 4 weeks since exposure. Thanks

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