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Painful swelling on left side of face, fibrosis, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor !
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I am having a swelling on my left face and it is very pain full
Doctor :   Ok

User :   from ear to neck
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I have consulted an ENT speciliast and according to her. I am having a problem in my salivery gland
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
It is Parotid gland
User :   right?
User :   She has given some antibiotic and the swelling is now fully recovered
Doctor :   Ok, fine

User :   but the problem is that this week i consulted again and she checked and found that some type of guilty is seen on the same galnd
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Some type of guilty?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Guilty means?

User :   some hardness on the same palce where had swelling
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she treated me with some other antibiotic and told me that if it is not recovered within 10 days. you have to go for an FNAC test
Doctor :  
There will be a bit of fibrosis
Doctor :   Yes, the plan is to rule out certain tumours if any
User :   could you please give be a breif overview of this things?
Doctor :   Sure

User :   that means there might be some type of tumor
Doctor :  
Like now infection is suspected
Doctor :  
and antibiotics are given
User :   yes
Doctor :   But FNAC is to rule out the overgrowth of cells if any
Doctor :  
But I do not feel it as a likely possiblity
Doctor :  
because your swelling has reduced
Doctor :  
and if it was certain tumour then size would not have reduced
User :   ok
Doctor :   So, I suggest you not to worry regarding that

Doctor :  
If the test done
Doctor :  
let it be done
Doctor :  
just to rule it out
Doctor :  
Thats it
Doctor :  
Getting a fitness or checking for HIV before blood donation
User :   as per you what would be the best possible treatment now as I can observed my self that there are something hardnees on that gland
Doctor :  
It will just be a procedure like that to just rule it out
Doctor :   Nothing much required

Doctor :  
But since you are put on antibiotics, you continue the same
User :   that means I need not to worry atall
Doctor :  
One more thing I want to ask you
User :   sure
Doctor :  
Did you have fever/pain at the time of swelling?
User :   I had pain but no fever
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
It suggests just a swelling
Doctor :  
then
Doctor :  
you need not worry
User :   any other advice from your side or any other treatment from you so that I can suggest my ENT
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
just relax, thats enough
User :   Just one question please
Doctor :   Sure

User :   I am having an antibiotic right now and after 10 days, if the hardness wont go. Is anything worry about it?
Doctor :   Nothing much

Doctor :  
Fibrosis is the main reason
User :   anyother things that I have to precousion
Doctor :   Not required

Doctor :  
But there is one thing
Doctor :  
Shall I suggest that
User :   sure
Doctor :  
To overcome from that fear and to stop thinking too much about it
Doctor :  
That is the thing you need to do now
Doctor :  
Get back to me with the report if it is done
User :   it is still not done. The ENT told me take antibiotic for 10 days and if you still fee the same hardness on the same palce,then will do the FNAC test
Doctor :   Yes after that only I mentioned

User :   yes ofcourse
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?

User :   Could you plesae let me know what are the possible reasons for that type of problem?
Doctor :   Infection and Injury
User :   Infection I can understand but how injury
User :   chowing anything hard
Doctor :   Ok
User :   But doctor, nothing I can see myseft in terms of injury on that part. You mean the injury on the inner part
Doctor :   Yes, even while sleeping

Doctor :  
and Mostly infection
Doctor :  
Infection comes first
Doctor :  
And that is the reason you are on antibiotics
User :   right.
User :   any other treatment for this problem you can suggest
Doctor :   No need

User :   How will I contact you
User :   to checkout my report
Doctor :   You can mail me at YYYY@YYYY

User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to update your mobile no. in your account
User :   ok, thanks
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