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Large Hard Mass On Mastoid Bone No Pain
There is a mass on my temporal bone (mastoid tip). No hearing loss or ear symptoms but can feel the bony mass as a lump. ENT wants to biopsy. Cause?
Temporal bone mass: Biopsy is only way to tell.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If I have rapid muscle wasting in legs, and a large, hard as bone mass growing in left hip joint, and shortness of breath - urgent care or reg office?
Dime-sized hard mass on mastoid process...Has been present for 3+ weeks. Not sure what it could be? A little sore at times when pressure applied.?
Hard mass: It may be a lymph node, but evaluation by a doctor is necessary to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Swollen "node" on mastoid bone. Small (.5 CM or less), stable, firm/rubbery feeling, fixed in place, painless. It has been there 8 months. Worrisome?
Movable, nontender, firm mass (1cm)above hyoid bone in neck. Have several others in neck same size but the others are fixed. Early 20s?
Tough to say: They sound like lymph nodes, and if they've been there a Lon time, may be normal for you. They could also represent some sort of inflammatory, infectious, or neoplastic process. Too complex to say for sure, but you primary care could give you a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Mastoid bone became swollen and painful to touch 2 days ago. Redness & pain went away overnight. It is still a hard bump though. What is it?
See your doctor: After your doctor has taken a look she will advise if you need dental follow up, biopsy or antibiotics. She will also get a full history to find out if trauma was involved. ...Read more
Pimple size thing on mastoid bone. I can only feel it if I push really hard on the bone or if I kind of "scrape" the skin to try and feel it. What is?
This can not be: Diagnosed without visualization (at minimum)Get a more detailed answer ›
Most likely normal: Mastoid bone is not like other bones, that have regular fixed structure. This 'bone' mostly consists of air sacs, which get air sucked into these from ear, nose and throat region. As you can imagine, the amount of air and fluid, entering these air sacs may vary, based on your medical condition. It is therefore, not surprising that one side of Mastoid may be different than the other. ...Read more
Which specialist for a 2x6cm hard, swollen and painful mass over my right pubic bone? Duration 6 yrs with increase in size&pain
Neck mass under mastoid, deep (not seen superficially), felt when neck flexed, unilateral, hard, fixed, about 2cm, mildly sensitive, not new. DDx? Thx
Mass: Any hard fixed mass needs to be seen by a doctor, you may start with your primary or ENT doc for eval and possible biopsy ...Read more
Nickel size mass on ulna bone about 1.5 inches from elbow. Hard, painless, and doesn't move. Had over a year. What should I do? What is it?
Xray: Could be periosteal reaction. Get an Xray to start with. ...Read more
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
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
I am healthy. History of mono. No symptoms just palpated a mass underneath the right mastoid process near ramus. Feels hard like a rock and is sore when touched?
I have a painful dense mass near my mandible area (post-auricular area). It's not hard as bone but it's firm and tender. What could this be?
LN vs EIC: Lymph nodes and sebaceous cysts (eic) may be commonly found in the mastoid area (near the mandible / post auricular). ...Read more
I am having surgery on my inner right ankle for a 1.4cm mass that's between bone and nerve the nerve might be connected. How big will the incision be.?
I have a fatty mass in my abdomen just below my beast bone my stomach is so big that I look as if I am nine months pregnant should it be removed?
Evaluation: You need to see a surgeon to confirm what it is you have then they can decide if this is something that needs to be removed. ...Read more
I have a rock hard, painless, immobile bump on the lower left side of my head about two inches from my ear (maybe on or by mastoid bone) had it 5 mont?
Consult specialist: You should see an otolaryngologist or neurosurgeon & most likely will need an x-ray study for problem to be correctly diagnosed. Don't wait another 5 months, this could be serious, but hopefully not. ...Read more
I have a hard mass, the size of a quarter, an inch down from the collar bone, center of high chest area. It feels tender, like a bruise.?
Uncertain.: Could potentially be a breast mass, abnormal interpectoral lymph node, or possibly hypertrophic arthritic change of the sternoclavicular joint. First step is to see your doctor for an evaluation and next steps. ...Read more
I have a mass on one thigh and on one hip. They are hard, and one is painless but the other feels like my hip is bruised on the bone. Neither are red.?
Be seen: It could be benign, or it could be malignant. Be seen for a biopsy. ...Read more
Hard mass in right breast but also feels lumpy and sore in chest below collar bone, what could this be?
Go get it checked ou: You need to check it out with your general practioner or your gyne doc. This needs to be looked at, felt, and examined and possible additional testing needs to be done. This could be a lymph node, inflammatoin, or it could be cancer (not to scare you). Please go get this looked at asap. ...Read more
Rock hard, pea sized non tender non movable bump over mastoid bone behind left ear. Been there for 3 months does not change in size? Concern?
Follow: Likely a safe lymph node or if non mobile a small bone. It is tiny and non mobile and does not change. A US may be able to define it further but I'd doesn't sound bad. All the best. ...Read more
Where to turn? Muscles wasting rapidly, lumps in collar bone, neck, arms it's and hard bone like mass in thigh. Treated as drug seeker (I'm not!!)
Hard unmovable lump on mastoid bone. Size of a quarter. For about a week now. Can't think of any infection. Slightly sore throat. Is it concerning?
Depends: Only if it does not go away in a month (3 weeks from now) then you might need labs and biopsy ...Read more
What might cause a hard immovable mass at the top of my breast bone, one on top of left shoulder at end of clavicle, a small movable node in Palm of hand, some shortness of breath, and gi issues?
Get examined: Have a MD examine the area "live" and we won't have to "guess" in this virtual forum. Besides, the examination will be far more accurate of an answer. ...Read more
No: Shingles specifically affects nerves and would not cause any issue with our mastoid bone with the exception of pain in the overlying area. If the pain feels like it is deeper than overlying skin area, if you are having any systemic signs like fever or chills, you may want to consider mastoiditis as a diagnosis instead and should seek medical attention for antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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If you son sustained: blunt trauma to the temporal bone or piercing trauma to the ear, take him to a hospital-based Emergency Room immediately where physicians can examine him, obtain needed radiographic studies & call in any surgeons needed, like an ENT specialist &/or neurosurgeon, depending on the findings. Do not delay. The doctors will tell you what needs to be done after they assess & stabilize him. ...Read more
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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