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I have my left cheek swollen It’s painful Assistant: Any

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I have my left cheek swollen It’s painful
Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: From inside it’s swollen
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It’s very painful

Got it--hold on please

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Can you tell me what’s the issue

That's your parotid gland--a salivary gland

You probably have a stone in the duct and an infection behind it

You need to see your doctor for an exam, a ct scan of the area and oral antibiotics for now

These stones usually pass in time but right now it's caused an infection

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is the infection dangerous
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

Not dangerous but it needs to be treated as soon as possible

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