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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
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
No: Once the bone is removed it smooths over but does not grow back as the mastiod process. ...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
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
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
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?
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?
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 ›
Mastoid pain: Greetings. This area is the location where a muscle of the neck attaches to the skull. So muscle tension can cause pain here. The mastoid cavity inside this bone connects to the middle ear space behind your eardrum. So an ear infection can cause pain. At this time, ibuprofen used regularly X 10 days with food can help to reduce pain and inflammation. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
It hurts if pushed and comes and goes. Is behind the ear in the bone. I think that is the mastoid bone? What would cause the pain?
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?
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?
I have three small bumps on my mastoid bone. (Which I believe is the bone behind your ear) They are immobile and don't hurt. There is no/not much grow?
My mastoid bones been hurting for a while...My ear is ok, no plane. Trip, I do. Chew. Gum all the time. Could this pain mean something serious?
TMJ dysfunction: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. Stop chewing gum. This is a major source of TMJ dysfunction. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers