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.