For last 10 months facing the issue. 1st it started in the neck with pain and I was feeling a heavy mass inside,something abnormal inside. I consulted with doctor in ST Jones ,Bangalore. Doctor asked for Ultrasound. It came as submandibular gland infection. doctor has given 7 day antibiotic twice. No improvement. Then asked for FNAC. result came '' No observation Found". Doctor gave 7 days antibiotic again. No improvement. Then doctor asked for Biopsy. I went to Manipal hospital for 2nd opinion. doctor gave again ultrasound. now it came as submandibular gland fine. but lymph node issue. mild swelling in lymph node. again 7 fays antibiotic. no improvement.I consulted 4 times. doctor giving only medicines. Now the pain is becoming horrible day by day.I am scared if its something dangerous. The symptom is changing day by day. Now I feel numbness in the leftside along with my head . problem while swalloing and chewing as well.Please suggest me what to do,
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I can understand your concern.
It's your own negligence.
When biopsy was advised, did you get the biopsy done?
When you go from one doctor to another, the second will have to start from scratch.
Consult a general surgeon in person for further evaluation and management.
Dr. Anil Kumar Jain.
I would advise you to visit a MD general medicine so that you can be examined and undergo necessary investigations such as CBC, biopsy(if required) to find the underlying cause and find the sensitivity of the medications to the causative organism.and get treated accordingly. If the problem persists or worsens visit the ER at the earliest.
Follow the steps as advised
If condition persists or worsens visit the ER at the earliest
A submandibular swelling with pain is most likely infective or inflammatory in origin. Biopsies are reserved for painless swellings. Please get a contrast CT scan to focus on the gland, surrounding tissues and to see whether there is a stone in the duct. That should give you a diagnosis and then you can move forward. Ultrasound is specific in only 60 percent of the cases.
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