Symptoms like mumps pain?

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ilovebostons
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   Posted 4/30/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have pain in their salivary glands and down the sides of your neck like when they had mumps? I don't know whether to worry if this is an infection or just a symptom.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/30/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Either way I think your doctor should know about it. Sorry, I don't know which it might be -- my guess is you'd need some blood tests for them to decide on infection vs symptom.
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ilovebostons
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   Posted 5/4/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I did not go to the dr, we had an overbooked weekend. I'm sure every one has those... I'm still paying for it. But I did kinda massage the sides of my neck, and while they are very sore, did get some relief.
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lillybug402
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   Posted 7/31/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have these swollen gland symptoms often, along with sore throat and ear aches. Get checked but no signs of infection. It might be part of the whole dryness problem. I have to have glasses of water daily. The dryness will destroy your nasal passages and rot your teeth. Teeth grinding also occurs. But back to your question: Yes, swollen glands stuff can be from Sjogrens or fibromyalgia...
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