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Enlarged Gland On The Mastoid Bone
I have equally sized bumps behind both my ears. I'm wondering if they are swollen glands or just my mastoid bones?
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
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
What exactly does it mean if the doctor finds that the bone around your pituitary gland is enlarged?
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
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
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?
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
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
No: No. Enlarged lymph nodes are abnormal. See ENT doc for evaluation, possible biopsy. ...Read more
I've had painful enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and over my mastoid bone for over a year. My doctor is trying to evaluate me. Possible causes though?
There are too many: But if this has really been ongoing for a year, a biopsy might be in order. ...Read more
Can adrenal gland problems can cause you to have bone pain? If so, which problems can cause bone pain?
One's the "top" the other's the "bottom"
Hope this helps
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Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may have shingles. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
None: While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? ...Read more
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
Had bone shaved under tongue & 7 lower teeth pulled, now have severe hurting earaches, what causes this? Only 10 days out. Is it blocked sal glands?
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
Oily urine and high thyroid and puffed thyroid gland (I can see they shape and more when drinking). I suffer my speech, memory and bone pain. Cause? .
See your physician: Your doctor will evaluate and may do some blood tests to address your concerns. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Very corner along lower edge of mandible is tender to touch. No glands are swollen face doesn't appear swollen. Bone itself it seems. It does come and go. I have had tmj in the past but in don't know of that can be connected in that area?
Evaluation: Your best bet is to be evaluated by a local dentist. Without radiographs or an examination, it is impossible to diagnose what might be the problem. All the best... ...Read more
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