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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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I have a pea sized bump on my mastoid process. It has been there for a year and the swelling goes up and down. What is causing it?

I have a pea sized bump on my mastoid process. It has been there for a year and the swelling goes up and down. What is causing it?

?lymhnode: Have an exam. Some nodes can be chronically reactive over years. Blood counts, exams and if needed a biopsy can even be performed with chronicity. Best wishes. (did you ask this similar question before?) ...Read more

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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 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?

Lump: Can be many things including a lymph node, the parotid gland or possibly even the process of the second verterbra that can easily be felt if you are thin. Warm compresses and ibuprofen help but see an ENT to check it out ...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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How are ceramic braces removed? Is the process painful? Will teeth be sore afterward?

How are ceramic braces removed? Is the process painful? Will teeth be sore afterward?

Debond pliers: they are taken off in a similar manner to metal braces and no, its not painful at all ...Read more

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