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Treatment for pain after saliva gland surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I had a stone in my left saliva gland for overa a year
User :   i had it removed (the stone) on monday by an ENT
User :   I am in so much pain. they made it seem like a very easy procedure.
User :   i am on pain meds, and other meds so it doesn't get infected. there is a kinda... white film type of thing over the incesion
Doctor :   Is the pain occuring through out the day?
User :   yeah. i can not eat
User :   i can only drink milk or water
User :   it's less painful when i take my pain med. i'm on hydrocodone or something like that. every 4 hrs
User :   but it's still painful. i can not eeat even when my pain meds kick in.
Doctor :   When you got operated?
User :   monday
User :   after noon
Doctor :   Does your pain increases while eating?
User :   oh yeah! the gland is swollen too
User :   i can't talk very well either
User :   is this normal ? or should i call my ENT doctor tomm?
Doctor :   It usually will be painfull for one week to 10 days after any kind of surgery
Doctor :   Do not worry it will settle with in few days
Doctor :   Continue your painmedications.
Doctor :   If you have any othre problems like fever, you can see your ENT surgeon
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