Cheeks wont stop swelling , no pain. Anyone have any idea what may be wrong with me
Hi, firstly sorry if this is posted in the incorrect board. I am newley registered to these forums, seeking any advice on what may be wrong with me.
i appear to have a similar problem. For approximatley a year my left cheek has been swollen, on the inside. no pain, though a bit of sensitivity on my top left gum, where a wisdom tooth is coming through. over the year this swelling has never went down, and slowly got bigger. No1 can really see it apart from me, unless i ask them to look very closely.
However over the last few weeks i have felt the other cheek swelling too. Again no pain, however when i shave my skin feels extremely sensitive and i feel as if my face is massive. If i move my tongue up and down inside my cheek i can feel what appears to be a swollen muscle? .. on both cheeks now. Also it feels as if the bit underneath my chin where my windpupe is has 2 solid oval objects in it? The swelling has now spread up to my just below my eyes (where the cheekbone just ends and there is a hole where my eye is. and I am extremely scared my eyes are going to be swollen over. Have been to see an ear nose and throat specialist who stuck a scope up my nose, gave me all clear on that, and had no idea why my cheek was swollen
I am due to see a oral surgeon maxollifacial(sp?) specialist in a few weeks. This is having a severe impact on my confidence now and is really really making me feel down. The swelling isnt very evident on the outside.., appears only i notice it.. but thats enough to be making me feel totally crap right now, it does feel mostly inside. But because it has never stopped and now my other cheek has started to swell i am extremely frightned that my face is never going to return to normal, and that there is something wrong with me (facial tumor perhaps?) ... sorry for the long winded post, I am just at my wits end and dont know what is wrong with me.
Any advice given is greatley appreciated.
Last edited by dcloss1983; 07-10-2009 at 11:39 AM.