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Mastoid Process Pain
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
Lump behind ear: It could be a lymph node behind your ear that drains from the tissues of the ear and scalp in general. You state that it is hard, fixed, thus it could be irregular bone that you are feeling behind the ear on the temporal bone, within which the mastoid bone is located. See ENT MD for exam. ...Read more
There is a hard lump near mastoid process.its there for 3years.no pain.cause?i have sinus and nasal polyp.what is the treatment?
See doctor: The potential causes are nearly unlimited. Talk to your doctor who may order an x-ray to help clarify it. ...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?
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?
My lymph node has been swollen for a year and the swelling goes up and down. its located on the mastoid process?
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
Physio neck stretches yesterday. Today painful & tender palpable bump on neck below right mastoid process & .5 cm anteriorly. Feels like in or on SCM.
Prob. Lymph node: Time to check for dental, facial, ear or scalp infections. Unless there are more painful lumps, then it could be a systemic disease. ...Read more
Where are postauricular LNs? have elevation behind left ear-more flat than round-not seen,felt only-1cm-not on mastoid process, slightly above??
These lymph nodes: are located behind your external ear. Lymph node enlargement is caused most commonly by infection or inflammatory process, but rarely it can mean malignancy. If it is 1cm, it is probably not worrisome for neoplasm. Show it to your doctor just to be sure. ...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?
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