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Are there risks high for the ear bone reconstruction surgery?

Are there risks high for the ear bone reconstruction surgery?

Not really: Biggest risk is surgery doesn't help your hearing. In experienced hands, the surgery is fairly safe. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I'm having pain from left side of head that travels to ear bone, side of face and and neck. Anyone can help me?

I'm having pain from left side of head that travels to ear bone, side of face and and neck. Anyone can help me?

Headache: Depending on your headache pattern, it can be migraines, tension headache, an ear problem, etc. You need to be examined to determine how to treat it. ...Read more

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I just had cholesteatoma removed last december and need another to reconstruct my middle ear bone. What would happen if I still have some tumor left?

I just had cholesteatoma removed last december and need another to reconstruct my middle ear bone. What would happen if I still have some tumor left?

Not a tumor: Cholesteatoma is a misnomer but unfortunately, terminology persists. This problem is really a cyst of skin (keratoma) growing into the middle ear, attic, and possibly mastoid. Reconstruction for hearing as a second stage operation may help and at the same time the surgeon can make sure that no more skin persists. It is not a tumor. ...Read more

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Ear bone and down side of neck is sore could be sinsus a lot pain when lend forward?

Ear bone and down side of neck is sore could be sinsus a lot pain when lend forward?

Get checked: Have your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, fronatal sinus at sphenoid junction), ears, and associated muscles checked for the presence of toxins, pathogens, and allergens as cause for pain. ...Read more

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Shooting severe pain in the back of my ear bone And only other symptom is heart flutters. I had a pretty bad flu virus a few days ago and now this has started. Should I be worried?

Shooting severe pain in the back of my ear bone And only other symptom is heart flutters. I had a pretty bad flu virus a few days ago and now this has started. Should I be worried?

Antibiotics poss req: Behind ear is the mastoid sinus. Infection in this sinus can become serious (called mastoiditis) because so close to brain. Must be evaluated. If a nearby major Hospital, best choice: go to ER because CT scan may be required. Otherwise go to ENT doctor I recommend do so right away. A big Hosp will have a fast low radiation CT. I'm not 100% sure this is diagnosis, but you must get eval rt away. ...Read more

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Why is my bone clicking below my ear?

Why is my bone clicking below my ear?

Jaw joint clicking: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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What could be a bump behind the ear on your bone be from?

If it is beneath..: The skin and can be moved around it is most likely a cyst or a lymph node. Congenital cysts are often seen in this area in babies and young children but can appear later in life also. Lymph nodes in this area usually enlarge in response to a scalp lesion above or behind the ear, such as dandruff or a bug bite or scratch. ...Read more

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Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Painful lump: A bone hard painful lump behind the ear could be due to an infection or a tumor. You need to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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Why does the bone posterior to my ears on both sides always make sound while I chew? (No pain) Is that normal?

Why does the bone posterior to my ears on both sides always make sound while I chew? (No pain) Is that normal?

Ears: You probably have some arthritis of temparomandibular joint. Do you grind your teeth during sleep or chew gum excessively? ...Read more

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When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?

When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?

Don't worry.: Most likely, a bump behind the ear is a slightly enlarged lymph node that is noticeable due to infection or inflammation. Alternatively, it could be a benign skin condition. If it persists longer than 1 month, then consider having it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Yes: It is called the mastoid process. One side of the skull is not completely symmetric with the other. Perhaps you always laid with one side down on your back as an infant, which might have mushed one of them a bit. ...Read more

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31yr old female healthy no other symptoms hard little knot on mastoid bone behing ear on bone right at hair line for coulpe weeks what is it?

Mastoid Swelling: Hello, the swelling you are describing behind your ear is most probably a benign lymph node. They are very close to the skin surface. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor for confirmation. Good luck and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Something (bug?) got into my tissues (via ear?) and is roaming around particularly near my pelvic bone, but all over. How does one get help with this?

Something (bug?) got into my tissues (via ear?) and is roaming around particularly near my pelvic bone, but all over. How does one get help with this?

Psychosomatic: I'm sorry you are not feeling well. The symptoms you are having cannot be due to a bug or parasite. Your history suggests you may be suffering from health anxiety. If you have had these problems for years with no medical solution it may be time to see a psychiatrist who will help you if indeed your symptoms are psychosomatic. Get the right help and get well soon! ...Read more

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Fells like hard little knot on mastoid bone behind ear been there a couple of weeks has not gotten bigger 31 yr old female no other symptoms w c I be?

May be normal: The mastoid tip is a bony protuberance behind the ear. Some people suddenly notice it and think it's abnormal. Is it really a "new" bump? If so have evaluated by your md. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone behind my left ear. It is significantly different from the right side. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt but I get frequent migra?

I have a hard bone behind my left ear. It is significantly different from the right side. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt but I get frequent migra?

Get an eval: Tough to say what that could be. Possibly an enlarged, hardened lymph-node or your mastoid bone, that for some reason became inflamed and enlarged. Get the area evaluated to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Soreness in bone behind ear, what could be wrong?

Tendonitis: In the absence of ear pain or hearing loss, the most likely cause of pain behind the ear is tendonitis of the scm muscle which attaches to the mastoid tip. Hear and analgesic should help. ...Read more