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my cheeks are swollen on the lower jaw bone area, {the bone

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my cheeks are swollen on the lower jaw bone area, {the bone that runs horizontal to the chin) also the glands in my upper neck. this has been going on for over two years.

Question. what my be th cause and how can it be treated?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

Greetings.

 

Did the antibiotics, regress the swelling and glands?

Are the glands soft (or hard/firm), painless, non tender?

 

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the glands were not really reduced. they are firm but painless
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

The glands if do not respond to the antibiotics, will need aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC). This gives the cause of the enlargement. Usually they are enlarged due to non specific reason and are termed as non specific reactive hyperplasia, which is enlargement due to unknown benign reason.

 

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

 

Dr. Arun

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Is there any private docotor you can refer me to to have he ABC done
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

I am afraid, I cannot refer you to any. You need to look yellow pages to find a general surgeon (working in private) in your area.

 

It is pleasure and privilege assisting you.

 

Dr. Arun

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX advise, well appriciated.