Swelling after removal of Submanbular gland

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Hi I would appreciate for a bit of advise on the swelling I am having after my Submanbular gland has been removed?

I was operated on 8 days ago but every time I eat or drink I have my face swell up and it is very hard.  Is this normal if so how long will it take to go back to normal?

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    I am sorry you are having a bad time at the moment, but having read articles about the removal of these glands 8 days for recovery  seems too short a time for their to be dramatic improvement.  I do hope things will settle down eventually.  Wouldn't have bellieved these glands could be so complex until I had trouble myself.

     

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      Hi thanks for replying so quickly did you have yours removed I ok with the wound itself but it's the hardness of under chin/neck it is rock solid and belongs I do not eat or drink it's fine.  Did this happen to you
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      .Hi Dusty  -  I haven't had my problem gland operated on up to now.  I go for an assessment in a few days time.  I think your consultant should have a word with you to reassure you things are progressing normally. I understand it is some time for the after effects of the operation to heal.

      I hope you will soon feel much improved.

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      Hi Roxy I am still struggling big time and it 16 days now I am fine if I do not eat or drink but soon as I do it is rock solid and take about 1.5 hours to go down.  I take pain relief before I go to bed which helps but by 2.30 to 3am I am awake in pain.

      I did ring maxifacial dept up on Thursday and spoke to the on call doctor and they have made a appointment to see my consultant on Monday I cannot wait.  Will let you know the outcome

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      Hi Roxy how did you get on ?  I am struggling still.  I saw consultant again last Monday but he thought it could be a bit of gland that was not removed.  He said it will naturally die because no saliva will get in but it is getting worse with feeling very hard when I eat and drink he is going to see me again in 4 weeks time so praying it will subside soon
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