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Sterno Cleido Mastoid
Can tight sternocleidomastoid.muscle make mastoid proces more prominent on one side. Also have ear pressure and numbness on a cheek all same side
Yes: The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle inserts into the sternoclavicular area and then runs up into an insertion directly into the mastoid process Thus, if the SCM muscle is in spasm or tight, it will pull on the mastoid process likely causing inflammation and swelling. The masseter muscle in your cheek is also connected to the mastoid process, and, could tighten w/ hyperspasmodic activity in former ...Read more
Can sternocleidomastoid muscle tightness make mastoids process more prominent than on the other side? Also have ear pressure and slight cheek numbnes
I suppose: it is theoretically possible to get a so-called "tug lesion"(bone overgrowth at the tendon insertion) at the mastoid process due to long-standing, sustained abnormal muscle traction or dysfunction, but I have never seen it or heard of it in that location. Most likely there is another reason for what you are feeling. ...Read more
Ethanol/Methanol: Sterno is a mixture of ethanol and methanol and a gelling agent. Idiots strain it, mix it with fruit juice and call it "squeeze." methanol basically pickles your brain and any other organ in contacts with. Used appropriately it is great for keeping the food on the buffet line warm, but that is its only legitimate use. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, but your hearing loss could be either conductive or neurosensory. If neurosensory, can't be fixed surgically and hearing aid is your only option (and only if you have some hearing left). If it's conductive hearing loss, this can potentially be improved with surgery (tympanoplasty/ossiculoplasty). It's worth getting an audiogram and seeing an otologist to find out what your options are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers