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Operation for chin swelling, swelling again due to root abcess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hell
User :   sorry hello
User :   Dr here
User :   gd afternoon
User :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Are you there?
User :   msorry
User :   yeah m there
User :   i was recently operated under my chin area
User :   Why were you operated?
User :   though all my reports were normal
User :   there was a swelling under my chin area which later became a small hard ball like thing
User :   i took medicines frm various doctors but there wasnt any improvement
User :   May i know your age?
User :   27
User :   i dont smoke or use tobacco
User :   all my reports were normal
User :   Was it painful or had any discharge?
User :   except some abcess in root canal
User :   no it wasnt painful,there was not discharge
User :   Did it increase in size?
User :   With time?
User :   yeah as i said was like some swelling and later on like a very small ball
User :   Did you get it removed for cosmetic reasons?
User :   no
User :   Was it obstructing any of your movements?
User :   no its wasnt .but i was concerned abt it
User :   Ok
User :   a mild problem in swollowing was there
User :   docs there scared me and told me tht it should be removed though they were not clear abt it
User :   See there are many reasons of chin swelling as sebaceous cyst, dermoids, thyroglossal cysts etc
User :   It can be evaluated by observation and proper examination of the swelling.
User :   ok
User :   sir can u just gimme 10 mins time so tht i can explain it fully to u.
User :   Do you mean you will come back after 10 minutes or You want to chat for 10 minutes.
User :   Are you there?
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User :   sir are u there
Doctor :   Hi
User :   m sorry for the delay
Doctor :   ok
User :   so they told me tht they hav removed some dead tissues and reason for tht they still dont know
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have a biopsy there?
User :   they also told me tht swelling on the operated part would be over in 15 days,but it wasnt
User :   yeah i do hav a biopsy
Doctor :   What is the report?
User :   well they have given me some slide which i cant understand
Doctor :   did you have similar swelling anymore?
Doctor :   Did they give report?
Doctor :   Some times infection of the hair follicles can cause swelling on face
User :   yeah thts the main problem.coz after tht a dentist told me tht all this is bcoz of root abcess
Doctor :   Did you get cut while shaving?
User :   yeah all the report were AAAAAAA
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
User :   except for thr root abcess
Doctor :   so then the swelling will be due to pus
User :   not this dentist again did a surgery and root canal of 4 of my teeths
Doctor :   ok
User :   but now there is some swelling in my chin and lower lip along with pain.and a big pit like scar under my chin
Doctor :   so still you might have some pus there
Doctor :   which might need drainage
User :   ok..but would it be removed by medicines
User :   ok
User :   so do i need a surgery again
Doctor :   not all
User :   then
Doctor :   but if it is less body will absorb
Doctor :   are you on antibiotics? now
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Can you tell the name
User :   its rabemac 20
User :   along with some mult vitamin tabs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   so is it for the same
Doctor :   so no antibiotics?
User :   coz i also got an opg done
User :   rabemac is not an antibiotic????
Doctor :   was there any bony defect?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   rabemac is not
User :   boy effect?
Doctor :   some infection in the bone
User :   sorry bony effect means?
User :   no..sir as i said all the tests were normal
Doctor :   do you have pain in the chin while chewing?
User :   yeah i have pain but only in the swallowed part
User :   thts a portion of my chin and lip
Doctor :   ok
User :   so is rabemac is right medicine now
User :   coz most of the doctors hav told me thts its some infection only
Doctor :   Do get an examination from a surgeon done soon?
Doctor :   no along with rabemac
Doctor :   you might need some antibiotic
User :   in wockhardt i was under the treatent of a physician and a dentist
Doctor :   ok
User :   so they conducted all the tests possible and said tht everything is normal
Doctor :   But i feel you need an surgeon examination
User :   what do u think it can be?
Doctor :   i feel you might still have some abscess there
Doctor :   that might need drainage
User :   ok
Doctor :   and some antibiotics
Doctor :   as the root abscess is very slow healing
User :   and tht drainage would be done through surgery or antibiotics
Doctor :   The goals of treatment are to cure the infection, save the tooth, and prevent complications.
Doctor :   it depends on the amount of pus
Doctor :   Antibiotics may be given to fight the infection. Warm salt-water rinses may be soothing. Over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve the toothache and fever.
Doctor :   If there is a severe infection, the tooth may be removed or surgery may be needed to drain the abscess. Some people may need to be admitted to the hospital.
Doctor :   Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications.
Doctor :   Prompt treatment usually cures the infection. The tooth can usually be saved in many cases.
Doctor :   Prompt treatment of dental caries reduces the risk of tooth abscess. Traumatized teeth should be examined promptly by the dentist.
User :   but as i said my root canal and drainge is done just few weeks back
Doctor :   so go and consult an surgeon soon
Doctor :   to prevent the spread
User :   ok.a surgeon.for???
Doctor :   and fasten the healing
Doctor :   for the swelling on face
Doctor :   to decide whether more pus is there
User :   can u tell me some good surgeon
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Doctor :   where are you from?
User :  
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wait a minute
User :   ok
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   use this link
User :   ok
User :   can i chat with him
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   you can book appointments with them
Doctor :   and meet them personally
User :   ok then his contact details would be there
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok ..then i will do the same
User :   thnx a lot for ur time sir
User :   good day
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting.Bye for now..........
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care....
User :   thnx
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