You will describe your symptoms. The doctor will review your:
The doctor also may ask whether you:
Next, your doctor will examine your head and neck, including the area inside your mouth. The doctor will press gently on areas of your cheeks to feel for swelling of the parotid gland. He or she also will feel under your jaw for enlarged salivary glands. Tell your doctor if there is any tenderness during the exam.
Depending on your symptoms, history and physical findings, the doctor may order one or more of the following tests:
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