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What is the diagnosis for swollen, sore lower jaw with high fever, migraine, nausea? Ct scan negative

My lower left jaw has been sore & swollen for a week. I don't know why. I've had a fever as high as 102.6 & migraines plus I've been nauseous. Haven't taken any medicine because I've had such a bad upset stomach. I went to my dentist today as I've had some major dental work done in the last six months. He took xra ys & found nothing, Told me to go to my medical doctor so I called but he is out till Monday afternoon & this being Friday, his office told me to go to the ER. I did. I was told I have a Salivary Gland Stone. They did a CT which did not show it as they believe it is deep into my carotid artery & cannot be seen. Now they gave me an Rx for an antibiotic & told me to go see an ENT. Do you have any suggestions as to what this might be and why it is so difficult to diagnose?































Thu, 2 Jan 2014
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Hello there!
Thank you for asking. Regarding your concern of jaw pain and the history of dental intervention and clear investigations, there is the possibility of salivary gland stone but nothing can be said unless an otorhinolaryngologist sees it. If they suspect why didnt they have a sialogram arranged every thing would have come clear about the stone. I think its related tot he procedure which has some how infected the nearby vivinities. Keep using antibiotics, avoid using citrus fruits and saliva driving stuff and lets hope for the best
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s khan
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What is the diagnosis for swollen, sore lower jaw with high fever, migraine, nausea? Ct scan negative

Hello there! Thank you for asking. Regarding your concern of jaw pain and the history of dental intervention and clear investigations, there is the possibility of salivary gland stone but nothing can be said unless an otorhinolaryngologist sees it. If they suspect why didnt they have a sialogram arranged every thing would have come clear about the stone. I think its related tot he procedure which has some how infected the nearby vivinities. Keep using antibiotics, avoid using citrus fruits and saliva driving stuff and lets hope for the best regards s khan