syorgens and glands

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   Posted 11/8/2017 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   

I would like to know how quickly does glands get destroyed by syorgens syndrome? I am new with this disease, I have flare now for one month. Does glands get destroyed quickly or more over time. I have done ulrasound of saliva glands and it did not show any changes, just that one gland is bigger than other, i quess do to inflamation.

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   Posted 11/8/2017 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Agata78!

Sjogren's affects each patient differently, so it's impossible to guess how your glands will be affected. It really depends on the severity of your disease and the effectiveness of your treatment.

Glands can be larger due to disease activity, not just from "plain old" inflammation. It might be best to ask your Dr how your situation compares to other patients that s/he treats.

I'm afraid this isn't the most active forum, so I'm not sure others will be along to tell you about their experiences, and I don't have glandular involvement, so I'm not much use!

One place that really has a wealth of information on Sjogren's is the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation at Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Check it out if you get a chance.
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