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I have a swollen gland on my right side only. The right side

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I have a swollen gland on my right side only. The right side of my face is starting to become a migraine. This happens every few days. I take Axert when I get the migraine prescribed by my neurologist.
I seem to get this when I eat out as I did last night. I also had one Margarita.
I am on a gluten free diet, however I did eat a couple of bites of bread pudding last night.
Do you think this swelling of my right gland, right facial discomfort and headache is an acid reflux problem or something more serious.
I have been treated for TMJ and feel that it has greatly improved. No constant pain for last 10 months.
Please help me figure this out.
Thank you, Muriel

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

When did you notice the gland?

Where is the exact location of the gland on right side?

How large is it?

Do you get pain & swelling only while eating?

When did you consult doctor last?

Did you have any other test besides scope?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Off and on for the last couple of years.

right side under my jaw ear area.

about the size of a marble.

Pain and swelling are there most of the time, but when I get the migraine it is extremely worse.

I saw my MD and the specialist about 5 months ago. They said I could take Prilosec and see if it would help. I don't notice a difference.

no other test.



Is the swelling remaining same or increasing in size?


Does it increase in size while taking food?


What is the opinion of the neurologist?


Did he talk anything like trigeminal/ facial neuralgia?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Some days I do not notice it to be swollen . Just swollen and tender to the touch.


Neurologist has been saying it is just migraines

No never heard of that. What are they?

Thank you for the information,

There are a few possibilities.

One possibility can be a swelling of the parotid gland on right side.

There are many causes of swelling of the parotid.

A cyst, salivary stone is possible.

Stone can block the duct.

This can cause pain.

Lymph node swelling can occur there.

Trigeminal or facial neuralgia can cause pain in the facial area.

You can read this good link on it.

As your neurologist did not tell anything about neuralgia, then it may not be the cause.

If after reading the link, if you feel there is similarity with your symptoms then you can discuss it with your neurologist.

I would suggest to get the swelling of the gland checked by an oral/maxillofacial surgeon too.

I hope this information helps.

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