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Broken Ear Bone
Not really: Biggest risk is surgery doesn't help your hearing. In experienced hands, the surgery is fairly safe. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
Maxilofacial surg. Done, cyst removed of 1.5 cm. Root canal done for front left 3 teeth. After surgery pain in upperleft head, left back head, ear bone?
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
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
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
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
Why does the bone posterior to my ears on both sides always make sound while I chew? (No pain) Is that normal?
When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?
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
It hurts if pushed and comes and goes. Is behind the ear in the bone. I think that is the mastoid bone? What would cause the pain?
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