Acute salivary gland infections rarely affect the minor salivary glands or sublingual glands. The acute conditions more typically involve the parotid and submandibular glands. During an acute inflammatory process, there is swelling of the affected gland, overlying pain, gland tenderness, fever, and on occasion difficulty opening the mouth. Often the pain is intensified with eating in that food ingestion stimulates saliva flow, which will typically cause the gland to swell and thus exacerbate the pre-existing symptoms. Acute inflammatory processes largely fall into bacterial, viral, and autoimmune states. In chronic gland disorder, the symptoms are similar, although much less intense. There is usually swelling of the affected gland with a less intense discomfort and less overlying tenderness. The gland may fluctuate in size and discomfort with eating but usually not to the degree seen with acute infectious causes. It's best to stay away from spicy to acidic foods such as pasta sauces, Mexican foods, Orange Juice, Oranges, limes, lemons, etc.
Salivary stones can cause the parotid gland to become enlarged. These stones can cause pain to occur when eating certain foods and should be removed.
Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.
The enlargement of the prostate gland interferes with a male's reproductive function in the sense that it makes it impossible for the gland to produce semen.
inflammation of the prostate gland in men (prostatitis) enlargement of the prostate gland (benign prostatic hypertrophy) bladder or pelvic tumors
Abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland is called goiter.
An enlargement of the prostate gland may restrict the flow of urine from the bladder. The prostate gland grows larger due to an increase in the number of cells, hyperplasia.
No, a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) does not cause a cancerous enlargement of the prostate. A BPH is not cancerous. It is defined as a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
a goiter is a noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency. Also calledstrumagoitre
Adenomegaly is the enlargement of a gland, especially those of the neck.
Goiter is the enlargement of the thyroid gland.