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The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Unlikely

It is impossible to have a mastoid infection without a middle ear infection.
The tendons of the large neck muscles attach on the mastoid bone and you could have either a tendonitis or myositis. The lump where the ear meets the jaw could be the parotid gland tail. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis.

In brief: Unlikely

It is impossible to have a mastoid infection without a middle ear infection.
The tendons of the large neck muscles attach on the mastoid bone and you could have either a tendonitis or myositis. The lump where the ear meets the jaw could be the parotid gland tail. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis.
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