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Excess saliva after lip biopsy

I know this sounds odd, but 2 days ago I had a lip biopsy to test for sjogren's as I was suffering from all the symptoms including a really dry mouth, but since the biopsy, I've produced more saliva than I've had in the last 5 years. Can anyone tell me why?

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Hi Maggie - I would contact your doc about it. The only thing I could find about it was that a stone in a salivary gland can block the gland and if they remove the stone it can help saliva flow. No help for your situation...

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Thank you for replying. I've got an ultrasound scan this afternoon, so that may reveal something. Or not, knowing my body!

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Ha ha - Yep - All of us are in that boat

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I have copious amounts of saliva all the time and, apart from when I was on certain antidepressant/ nerve pain meds, always have. Parotids fine too. But all four wee salivary glands removed were absolutely caked in clusters of foci - 100% positive for Sjögren’s. Every presentation is different - but anyhow I believe it’s all about quality of secretions not quality with Sjögren’s.

I had a sensation like a hair passing across my lip for a few weeks after the biopsy - but it didn’t last.

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Thank you for the info. Just had the US and the report will be sent to the Dr that ordered it. My next appointment is in the middle of January, so I guess I'll have till then!

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Hi TT - I love the "wee salivary glands" comment...

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