submandibular salivary gland stone - operation

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hi all...

Doc has found stone on my right submandibular salivary gland. It is 6.11 mm. They have recommended me to go for general anesthesia. Does this really required for this simple operation. Anyone have experience regarding this. Plz do reply... Cheers

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    go for the general, i have done this operation with only local and it was really unpleasant, not to mention i almost fainted.

    i also thought it is a very simple procedure, but i was wrong. eat well before you do it, because you wont be able to eat properly for days.

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    hi i also have has the op with just a local, PLEASE go for a general as you will soon pray you did. I now have my third stone and am going in next week to have it removed I have opted for a sedative this time but no turkey this christmas as you cant eat for a while.
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    I had it done under general it was no problem afterwards although i got second stone a few weeks later
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    Hi,

    I have also got a stone in my salivary gland about 6mm big and have to undergo an surgery soon. Does anyone know how big this operation is? How many hours and how many stitches one might get?

    I'm very much scared about surgery !

    Cheers,

    Rach

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    I have also been diagnosed with having a salivary gland. right side. I have been having pain since last summer and finally this summer it flared up and got so infected i couldn't eat for 3 days. I have been to the doc at least a half dozen times and he wants me to keep coming back to see if it is progressing forward enough for him to pull it out (in office procedure). It's not moving!!! Surgery is also an option for me, but doc is kinda pig headed about it. He is convinced it will come forward enough in time. I don't think so!! The surgery involves an incision under the jaw line about 2 inches long. They remove the gland and the stone and then the lucky fellow gets to lay in a hospital bed overnight with a hose hanging out of their neck to drain any blood or fluids. Next day you get stitches and can't work for a week. Any scars eventually flow into the natural contour of your jaw line and are hardly noticeable. That's the procedure in a nutshell. Surprised some of these folks didn't have the gland removed in the first place. These stones are known for coming back over and over again. Go check out some web sites. They will tell ya!
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