I had severe inflammation of parotid gland 1.5 years ago...

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I had severe inflammation of parotid gland 1.5 years ago, and was diagnosed with half a dozen small stones. They had completly blocked the saliva gland and caused infection. Antibiotics cleared that up, and managed to remove one of the stones myself as it was protuding fom the duct in my mouth. Now left with gland that "puffs up" when eating...particularly acidic things. About to have furthr investigation as "puffing" is getting intolerable and no longer emotionally able to deal with manual draining of gland by massage. Surgery may be option which is scary stuff

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    After my second surgery to remove stone(s) from the salinary duct gland, it looks to me that it would be very useful if doctors would device some suitable tool the reach the gland throught the duct, an remove the sediment on the glands top as well. Why not also developing method to even remove the gland if necessary in such a way.

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    Well, I am a complete newbee. Friday, 20th January 2006. I was eating a sandwich with a dried-tomato cream cheese spread. I started to get a funny, tingling feeling in the left lower jaw and seconds later swelling about the size of my fist. I rushed to the hospital thinking I was having an allergic reaction and was soon to learn I had a stone in my parotid gland??? Well, truthfully I thought this was actually kind of funny I mean who ever heard of that?

    The Emergency Room doctor told me her diagnosis and sent me on my way telling that if I suck on lemon drops, it would help. Huh? Now even more confused I went home in some pain.

    The next morning I started to notice gravel like particles in my mouth. Thinking well if this is it no big deal, I have nothing to be concerned about. It has now been about six days and I am still feeling some pain. So I got on the internet and started looking around. What I have found is that this may not be as beneign as I originally thought.

    So I am wondering if anyone has some info about cause, symptons, treatment, etc.


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    Hi, I have had this swelling sensation upon eating for the last 6-9 months, My gp told me it was a Gill that had not closed off properly.After another month it seems to get more frequent and I went to an ENT specialist who says there appears to be a blockage in my salivary gland. The ultrasound did not show stones, but I am scheduled for a saligram(not sure of spelling)next weeek, It is a dye that is injected in the gland. Has anyone heard of this or had it? Appreciate replies

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    I have been suffering with my left upper Parotid gland stone for several years.My flare ups are getting more frequent over the last few months,every time I eat any soild foods it acts up so bad that I can hardly Swallow for several days, I have been on antibiotics oraly which is no longer working.My doc has me takeing the Antib intrav at the local Hospital. On day 5 and still haveing a hard go. The family doc and my speacialist that takes three months to get in tjust for a appointment are talking major surgery to remove the gland, they have not tryed any other proceedures. If any one Knows somethig that has worked for them besides this radical surgry please let me Know TKS Brian////////

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