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can you tell me what it feels like please? i think i may have this i started a thread in the week about a bad taste in my mouth for 2 weeks now ,meatallic/sour and now i have pain in my mouth near my ear where my jaw joins and all up to head and neck only on one side,saw the gp who recommened corsodyl which had helped with the bad taste,but not with the pain .
What are the symptoms of salivary gland stones? The common symptoms are pain and swelling of the affected gland at mealtimes. This occurs if the stone completely blocks a duct. You normally make extra saliva during a meal which pours into the mouth. However, the saliva cannot pass into the mouth if the duct is blocked by a stone. The pain can be sudden and intense just after starting a meal. Swelling soon follows. The pain and swelling ease over about 1-2 hours after a meal.
However, most stones do not block a duct completely. A stone may only partially block saliva flow, or not block the flow at all if it is embedded in the body of the gland. In these situations the symptoms can vary and include one or more of the following:
Dull pain from time to time over the affected gland. Swelling of the gland. Swelling may be persistent, or vary in size from time to time. Infection of the gland may occur causing redness and pain. This may develop into an abscess (ball of infection and pus) and make you feel quite unwell. Some people with salivary gland stones have no symptoms at all. A stone may be found by chance on an x-ray picture taken for another reason.
thanks for repling - its really bad today - im not sure weather its the dentist today or the gp again,its worse when i eat and it feels very swollen but from the outside it doesnt look it ifswim. really dont think its an abcess as all the symptoms seem to fit with the salivary gland .
yes i think i will see the dentist - ds is ill with a high temp dh is at work and i have no food in the house so have to do a big shop at tesco's so lord only knows when i can fit the dentist in ,and i really do not have any money to pay for the dentist until dh gets paid on thursday any ideas how much an x-ray would cost?