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Hello, I am a 35yr old female. I had my left submandibular gland removed 4 days ago. For me it all started about 2 years ago, with the left gland under my chin becoming swollen and it hurt to eat anything. I also had some other ailments periodically, such as stabbing stomach pains, 104 temperature for 4 days, etc...First dr. (holistic) thought I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and put me on adrenal support compound. The next dr., my ENT, started off with antibiiotics to see if the swelling would go away. Then, when that didn't work and I was still having stomach problems, he thought I had a silent acid reflux and put me on Nexium for 2 months. The pills did help for some of my stomach issues, but my throat was still hard as a rock. Finally, he ordered a neck CT scan and found the salivary stone.
We decided to have the stone removed within one week. My Dr. let me know that the stone was pretty deep within the gland and would try to only remove the stone (through an incision in the mouth) or if that wasn't possible, then remove the whole gland (through the neck). He ended up having to remove the whole gland, so I had stitches inside and out. The recovery process was no fun, let me tell you!:yikes: I was on pain pills, antibiotics, and nausea reducer. After the anesthesia wore off (2 days later), my mouth hurt too much to eat anything, even with the pain pills. I really couldn't open my mouth more than a pill could go in. And swallowing, agh! I was in and out of sleep for 4 days. Today is the 5th day and I am on a life high right now, just feeling good to be feeling normal, ya know? Anyhow, if anyone has any questions for me I would be happy to answer them! Ta-Ta
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