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Hi, I would like to share the experience I had with a chronic inflamation of the submandibular saliva gland. It was eventually discovered through a computer tomography x-ray that I had a stone stuck in my gland (note that 2 previous ultrasound exams did not detect this problem). I had 2 small surgical procedures to remove the stone with an ethascope through my mouth. The first was unsuccessful and the doctor thought maybe there was no stone. But the symptoms continued intermittently. Then one day I went back to the same doctor and he could actually feel the stone with his finger in my mouth when examining me. He removed the stone that very day. This was a quite an unusual case because symptoms only came every so often and this is because the stone was moving from my gland to my saliva duct and back again.
I wanted to share this because the problem existed for 6 years. I saw 5 different doctors specialists. Most of them advised me to have an operation to cut the whole gland out. But I always thought that too extreme. That operation would leave a 2 inch scar on my throat.
Anyway I dont know if this story helps but I can elaborate more if you want.
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