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I am 52, overweight and female, and yes, a smoker. I take Crestor

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I am 52, overweight and female, and yes, a smoker. I take Crestor for high cholesterol. At this minute, I am experiencing an excess of saliva in the right side of my mouth, intermittently. Is this something to be alarmed about?

Anthony Bray MD :

Hello!

Anthony Bray MD :

No I do not think that this symptom would be related to the Crestor...

Anthony Bray MD :

I would advise that you consult an ENT specialist if this continues...

Customer:

I didn't either, really, but wanted to give you as much information as possible.

Customer:

Naturally, as a budding hypochondriac, my real concern is if this symptom heralds a stroke. I would be much happier to consult an ENT.

Anthony Bray MD :

Do you have any swelling of the salivary glands on either side? (in front of ear at lower jaw, under the side of jawline and under chin)

Anthony Bray MD :

No not a symptom that would make me suspect a stroke rither...

Anthony Bray MD :

either...typo...sorry....

Anthony Bray MD :

The largest gland on each side would be the parotid gland which is in front of the ear at the angle of the jaw...

Customer:

Great! So much for self-diagnosis. I should have come to you first. As long as I'm not at death's door, I'll make an appointment with my doctor. Thank you!

Anthony Bray MD :

Any swelling or soreness on either aside??

Anthony Bray MD :

You are very welcome!

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