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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Gland On The Mastoid Bone

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I have equally sized bumps behind both my ears. I'm wondering if they are swollen glands or just my mastoid bones?

I have equally sized bumps behind both my ears. I'm wondering if they are swollen glands or just my mastoid bones?

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 than 1cm in size. ...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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How do you diagnose a mastoid infection in head and bones, pit gland, hypothalmus, eye's and ears. Which scan is the most diagnostic? And blood tests?

How do you diagnose a mastoid infection in head and bones, pit gland, hypothalmus, eye's and ears. Which scan is the most diagnostic? And blood tests?

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 temporal bones so I wouldn't suspect this infection is present. An acute mastoid infection would also most likely be accompanied with an acute middle ear infection. Looking at your history, I would suspect that you may benefit from a psych doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if the doctor finds that the bone around your pituitary gland is enlarged?

What exactly does it mean if the doctor finds that the bone around your pituitary gland is enlarged?

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 seen both you and the x=rays. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. Is it an enlarged gland?

When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. Is it an enlarged gland?

Let someone examine: This lump. The word picture I currently have is not sufficient to help you. If you let a doc or nurse practitioner check this, they can guide you on wether it belongs there and is normal, or, if it is not normal and needs more study. ...Read more

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8.5 yrs daughter with bone age of 11.5 yrs. Mri: diffused enlargement of pituitary gland 10.5x7.3x7.8mm with no focal lesion. How abnormal is the size

8.5 yrs daughter with bone age of 11.5 yrs. Mri: diffused enlargement of pituitary gland 10.5x7.3x7.8mm with no focal lesion. How abnormal is the size

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 the pituitary gland and find that the mean peak height is usually about 6 mm +/- 1 mm. More recent studies measure the actual volume of the pituitary with special 3d mri. The mean volume for 5-9 yo girl in one study was 336+/-113 mm3. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

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 examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult? This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

Why would the thymus gland be enlarged and attached to the breast bone in adult? This was found on CT scan following chest pain shortness of breath

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 by a thoracic surgeon, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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What causes a lymph-node on your mastoid bone to stay enlarged for years?

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" lymph for bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Persistence mandates evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen mastoid glands?

What causes swollen mastoid glands?

Lymph nodes: I assume you mean the glands near the mastoid processes behind the ears. Probably lymph nodes. Can be due to local infection, llike scalp infection. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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Can a fall on the tail bone aggravate the pineal gland?

Can a fall on the tail bone aggravate the pineal gland?

NOPE: Wrong "end"
One's the "top" the other's the "bottom"

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain around mastoid gland and feeling of something crawling on skin from ear to neck?

Pain around mastoid gland and feeling of something crawling on skin from ear to neck?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may have shingles. ...Read more

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If two doctors have said a swallon gland on my left collar bone does not require medical action should I still b worried due to area?

If two doctors have said a swallon gland on my left collar bone does not require medical action should I still b worried due to area?

Usually NOT: Lymph nodes in that area are very common. The thing you should remember is that you should keep an eye on it. Watch to see if it is getting larger and more importantly feel the area to see if more nodes are coming out.
Usually single nodes like you have go down and disappear on their own. But if it enlarges or multiplies definitly seek medical help. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

Find the reason: If you indeed have swollen glands under the jaw you have a nidus of low grade infection which is causing this. This cazn be dental, sinus problems, acne or many other problems. If they have been present for a long period of time you should have them checked by you local MD. While usually due to above in rare cases they can be a sign of a more severe problem. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Cervical cancer percentage of causing bone lesions and adrenal gland lesions?

Cervical cancer percentage of causing bone lesions and adrenal gland lesions?

Rare but occurs: Carcinoma of cervix, spread by lymphatic, to adjacent nodes and viscera, rarely spread to bones less than 2% of time. ...Read more

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What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

None: While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? ...Read more

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My husband has stage 4 nsclc with mets to bone and liver adreanal glands chemo is no longer effective. What options are left?

Tertiary care: I would make sure your husband is being cared for at an advance tertiary care center with a focus on onc. There are several different chemo regimens available, and even though cure is not the goal improved quality an length of life may be possible. ...Read more

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Oily urine and high thyroid and puffed thyroid gland (I can see they shape and more when drinking). I suffer with my speech, memory and bone pain?

Oily urine and high thyroid and puffed thyroid gland (I can see they shape and more when drinking). I suffer with my speech, memory and bone pain?

Oily urine???: Hi. Holy cow. I see lots of hyperthyroidism and goiters, but I've never seen any of that cause oily urine, which implies a urine high enough in hydrophobic stuff (such as "oils") to float on the urine. Something's funny here. And we haven't even gotten to the speech, memory, and bone pain yet. Speech and memory very non-specific. Bone pain is caused by fracture, Paget's, osteomalacia, etc. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: What you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral, or bacterial event.
first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland.
you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Told I had MRSA or impetigo on my buttocks. Is it normal to feeling a lump in behind not at site and feel swollen in gland in pubic bone?

Told I had MRSA or impetigo on my buttocks. Is it normal to feeling a lump in behind not at site and feel swollen in gland in pubic bone?

Fighting Infections: Yes. This is exactly what happens when you have a significant infection. The glands of your lymph system swell to eat up the toxins and bacteria in the infection. This all sounds very normal. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age, till the cause is established, more often it is is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas, let your doctor check you ...Read more

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Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. Thanks?

Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. Thanks?

Unfortunately poor: The overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more

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Went for xray for glands in chest. All clear. Have pain in chest and under collar bone now for ovr 6 mnths? Eck 6 mnths ago normal. Blood count normal

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CT: That region is difficult to image because of the bone. A ct of that area is a consideration. If your primary care doc is thinking muscle injury or lymph nodes MRI is also a possibility. ...Read more