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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
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI- minimal fluid signal within the dependant aspect of the right mastoid air cells. What does this mean? Normal?
Not much: no treatment neededGet a more detailed answer ›
What do you advise if i was diagnosed with a mastoid infection last week. I'm still feeling pretty awful. How long would it take to fully recover?
Not sure.: You didn't tell us what treatment you are receiving? ...Read more
No: Once the bone is removed it smooths over but does not grow back as the mastiod process. ...Read more
Uncommon: It's very uncommon, but it can happen. ...Read more
Mastoid regrowth: by definition, mastoidectomy is the REMOVAL of much or all of the mastoid bone and the mastoid air cells. The mastoid bone is the insertion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, seen when turning the head from side to side as the linear muscle mass that defines the lines of the front of the neck. After removal of the mastoid bone, it will not "grow" back in its original form. It will remain absent. ...Read more