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somehow tore my massateer or nabolail fat compartment

Hi! So yesterday night I woke up with excruciating pain in my cheek, it turns out I must have dropped my head across the bed post . Later during the day, I noticed my cheek was deflating but not down sort of like in and I have been feeling small slimy stuff go down my throat. I thought it was just something else but it literally feels like it's going down the back of it. In the beginning It was kind of more liquidy and I tasted blood but saw no blood! I lightly pinched my cheek and then i felt an increase of said something in throat. I can to the conclusion that I somehow tore my massateer or nabolail fat compartment something like that I'm not a professional but I am freaking out here! And no one is taken me seriosly!
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replied February 17th, 2019
The area needs to be examined especially the region of the cheek / jaw involving the trauma. The facial nerve should also be examined to look for possible facial nerve palsy. The maxilla and the mandible along with the oral cavity should also be examined. Further management would depend on the cause.

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