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Question about swollen salivary gland

Hi,

I've been having a problem for a couple of years with my throat swelling, difficulty swallowing (which in turn causes panic) and excessive phlegm in the upper back part of my throat. None of my doctors seem to know or be concerned about what might be the issue, but it's very persistent and sometimes scary. It's almost always worse at night but I haven't been able to link it to any food or medicine allergy. I'm trying hard to learn my way around this whole Lupus sphere. Any thoughts?

PJ
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Several things can cause the salivary glands to swell:  
Salivary stones, Salivary gland infection, infections (ex. mumps), cyst, tumors, Sjögren's syndrome.

I'm assuming you've been dx w/ lupus.  Chances are it's Sjogren's.  
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Thanks for the information. I'll ask about it at my next appointment.

PJ
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