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Suffering with a swollen and painful submandibular salivary gland. Pain is severe enough to warrant ibuprofen multiple times a week. ENT says it’s just my normal but I can trace it back to a severe cold/flu in the fall of 2016 when it initially swelled and never receded. Pain is constant, sometimes wakes me and radiates into my ear and down my neck. So frustrated and wonder if doc could be missing something. Should so get a second opinion?

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replied September 13th, 2018
Gland Disorders Answer A64396
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
If you can please kindly share your ultrasound report.
It could be neuralgia. Start amitryptyline and look for the response.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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