Parotid gland mass

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About 3 weeks ago I noticed that it hurt to lay on my left side of face. This is the side that I have a mass on my parotid that was found back in May. Then I noticed my face on that side was all swollen and it hurt so much. I went to my Gp qnd he could tell the difference and gave me antibiotics and told me to sick on lemon drops, use heat, and drink water. I did have another ultrasound and just got the results and he said the mass hasnt grown and wanted to know how I was doing. I told the nurse it still hurts it's still swollen somewhat and I still get dry mouth. I get saliva when sucking on lemon drops but when it's done it goes right back to being dry. So they called back and they are going to do a referral to the ENT that I seen before for more evaluation and tests. Will they remove the mass of it hasnt grown since it is causing pain even though it is small.

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    well went to the ent and he isnt concerned about my mass because its so small or my dry mouth. he says my pain is tmj which I dont believe I have but he seemed very cocky, arrogant, he yelled at my mom and just didnt see me like he was concerned about me at all. I am seeking a second opinion as I still have pain and I feel some swelling but not bad but still a dry mouth.

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      Hi there, I am new on this group. How did you get on?

      I have a small swelling on the left under the jaw. Had it for several years. Sometimes I can't feel it at all but sometimes when I have done face and neck exercises in with my work out it feels more prominent. Doc has said no action as yet. I don't have a dry mouth but do have reflux which give me a watery mouth (water brash). Docs don't really seem bothered to me.

      Let us know how you went on.

      G. (UK)

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      I went to a different doctor and he drained my cyst that was on my parotid gland. but two weeks later I had swelling and pain along my jaw line or right below it. he put me on antibiotics and swelling and pain eventually went away. but now I constantly get some swelling and pains that come and go. my doctor believes I get these infections because I'm not getting a good nights rest. but he diagnosed me with chronic sialandentitis. I keep going back to Jim for follow up treatments

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      I don't think it is right that we have to seek out answers ourselves as docs to me to want you to go away. Well mine does (my doc who I had for years took early retirement and she was brilliant) but the new ones.

      Glad you are getting at least somewhere.

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