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Old 02-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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do inner lip salivary glands look normal?

I know that one way to diagnose Sjogren's is to have a lip biopsy of the salivary glands.

My question is: can you tell by looking at the salivary glands that something is wrong with them? Are they swollen?

The reason I'm asking is because I've suffered for 6 years with symptoms that keep affecting more and more parts of my body, and Sjogren's has been thought of, but not diagnosed yet.

Sometimes I have a few small bumps on my inner lip, and I wondered if that means anything. Is the doctor supposed to see something suspicious there before they do a biopsy or not necessarily?

What kind of doctor does lip biopsies? Thanks for any answers you can give.