26 Days Post Op - Is Jaw pain normal?

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IamDonna
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   Posted 12/12/2011 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I'm 26 days post op and starting to eat normal food now and am chewing small amounts until very fine before swallowing BUT today I woke up with a lump just under my left ear and tingling down the left of my jaw. The lump is quite big and a bit sore at the bottom but when I chew it seems to be like pins and needles and the lump gets bigger after chewing... any ideas??? My ear isn't sore so I don't think it's an infection but it's a bit worrying - it's been like this all day

Thank you
Donna

dencha
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   Posted 12/12/2011 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna,
Your symptoms are new to me.  I don't believe I've ever heard of that reaction.  I wouldn't say it's typical.  Have you called your surgeon or PCP about it?  I think it would be wise to have someone look at it and see what they think. 
Be sure to let us know what you find out!
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
Take care,
Denise

MJKhalid
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   Posted 12/14/2011 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
 

Your symptoms are very familiar to me, if this condition continue to exist you might need to see a dentist and clarify if you have transit bruxism (teeth clenching  or grinding) I would imagine this may came by due to the stress after surgery or something like that, I might be wrong too…….

Hope you get well soon.

Khalid


IamDonna
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   Posted 12/14/2011 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Denise and Khalid,

The nurse thinks it's a blocked saliva gland - I have antibiotics to take for a week and if that doesn't help then I have to go back to see the GP.

I have a checkup with the dentist next week as well

Regards
Donna

dencha
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   Posted 12/14/2011 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna,
It sounds like a plan!  I hope things clear up quickly!
Denise

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/14/2011 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Donna I typed the same response last night to let you know that I thought it was a blocked saliva gland. My computer crashed. My girlfriend had the same problem. Her doctor gave her antibotics. What would help is if you suck on a lemon or lime, if you noticed, if you ever think of a lemon or lime or sour candy, your glad starts to release saliva. This will help to unblock the saliva gland.

Take care.

Cindy

IamDonna
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   Posted 12/14/2011 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy

Thank you so much - what a brilliant idea! I have antibiotics and have lemons in the fridge so am on my way now to give it a go

Regards
Donna
x

Cindy123
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   Posted 12/16/2011 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna, how are you today????

IamDonna
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   Posted 12/27/2011 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy

Sorry for the delay in responding... I'm fine thank you - the lemon did it! gone within hours, thank you
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