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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I’m looking to speak to a doctor about my salivary duct, I

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Hi there, I’m looking to speak to a doctor about my salivary duct, I believe I have a stone / infection
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no I haven’t been to a doctor yet and I’m just taking ibuprophen plenty of water and massaging the area
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no I don’t think so

What are your age and gender?

What are your symptoms?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
30 M
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hard salivary gland

The typical symptom of salivary duct stone is a pain and swelling in the salivary gland during eating food.

A hard salivary gland may denote salivary gland swelling.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It does swell when eating and is extremely painful
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have to massage to move the stone to allow saliva to flow

Okay, yes that is typical of salivary duct or salivary gland stone.

You may need surgery for the removal of the stone.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I believe the stone is breaking down and will naturally come out over time but to reduce infection etc I think I would need an antibiotic ?

Usually antibiotic is not needed.

But you need an ultrasound or an MRI to evaluate the size of the stone. This will tell whether it will resolve and expel on its own.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok so I need to visit my GP

Yes. He will order these medical imagings.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok thank you

You are very welcome.

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