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Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

?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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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My lymph node has been swollen for a year and the swelling goes up and down. its located on the mastoid process?

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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My lymph node has been swollen for a year and the swelling goes up and down. its located on the mastoid process?

See doc: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. Randall Kimple
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Pain in mastoid area. What could it be?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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