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Pain in mastoid area. What could it be?

Pain in mastoid area. What could it be?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

Confusing: Fullness in the mastoid is a symptom, and using the term mastoid cells is a radiological diagnosis. I am guessing that your doctor ordered mastoid x-rays and the radiologist identified minimal degree of fluid in the mastoid air cells. The mastoid bone behind your ear only gets involved if you have a middle ear infection (hearing loss). So we need more specific information on your complaint. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mastoid. Have any of you heard of it?

What to do if I have a mastoid. Have any of you heard of it?

The mastoid is: A normal part of the human anatomy. If you are asking what to do if you have mastoiditis, you will need to see an otolaryngologist or otologist. ...Read more

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Fluid seen in the left mastoid air cells. What does this mean?

Who ordered imaging?: Why not ask the person who ordered the study that revealed this finding? Start there for the answer. Hard to say without knowing your story and seeing the study. ...Read more

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Knot on mastoid process bonbehindeear no other symptoms 31 yr old female been there month or 2 could it be serious or should I worry hasnt got bigger?

Knot on mastoid process bonbehindeear no other symptoms 31 yr old female been there month or 2 could it be serious  or should I worry hasnt got bigger?

This is a common: Area for a cyst or an enlarged lymph node. If it is not tender and you have no ear or scalp issues it is more likely a cyst. You probably should have it looked at by your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have fluid or debris in left mastoid 52 years old?

More information: Do you know this by x-ray, either cat scan or mri? Is this a clinical diagnosis wherein, a doctor told you this? The presence of fluid in the mastoid air cells may represent an extension of middle ear fluid. The mastoid is simply an extension of the middle ear space. Do you have symptoms of pain, fullness behind the ear? Have you had previous mastoid surgery? What is your question? ...Read more

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What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

Infection?: Fluid in the mastoid sinuses is not common and you may be suffering from mastoiditis. Be sure to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my mastoid process and i haven't done anything to it. It feels swollen compared to my other side. Any advice?

I've been having pain in my mastoid process and i haven't done anything to it. It feels swollen compared to my other side. Any advice?

Possibilities: It could be a muscle strain, inflammation of the attachment to the mastoid process, or a tear in the same area. I might suggest seeing a specialist in craniofacial pain for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. You can go to www.Aacfp.Org for a list of dentists. ...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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Where exactly is the mastoid bone at in your body and what is it's purpose?

Where exactly is the mastoid bone at in your body and what is it's purpose?

See below: The mastoid process is behind your ear near the lower, back part of your skull. Its purpose is for attachment of facial muscles, primarily those for chewing (mastication), as well as the sternocleidomastoid muscles in your neck. ...Read more