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Enlarged gland on the mastoid bone

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wei-shin Lai
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bones.: Everyone has non-movable very hard bumps behind the ears. Swollen glands move around within the skin, over the bone. They are soft and usually smaller... Read More
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Mastoid bones: They are likely your mastoid prominences. If they are equal, do not worry about it. This is normal. Good luck.

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Mastoid infection: Hello, you have had many imaging studies including MRI and a ct scan of your head. I didn't see any report of fluid in your mastoid portion of your te... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Several: It may mean you have a pituitary tumor, or a disorder known as empty sella syndrome -- but those questions are best answered by your doctor who has se... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 21 years experience
A bit tricky: The pituitary grows during childhood and peaks in the 2nd or 3rd decade. Most studies measuring pituitary size on MRI focused only on the height of t... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?biopsy: In this situation I believe that an oral surgeon or ENT specialist should sit down with the radiologist and review the ultrasound, ask the radiologist... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Otolaryngologist: This could be an enlarged salivary gland caused by a blockage in a duct. Also a solitary enlarged lymph gland or cyst. Have an otolaryngologist exami... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Thoracic Surgeon.: An "enlarged" thymus gland "attached to breast bone" with chest pain and shortness of breath, needs to be evaluated by an endocrinologist and possibly... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Unlikely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" ly... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No: No. Enlarged lymph nodes are abnormal. See ENT doc for evaluation, possible biopsy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
There are too many: But if this has really been ongoing for a year, a biopsy might be in order.

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