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Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Difficult question

True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day.
In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor.

In brief: Difficult question

True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day.
In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Mastoiditis causes pain behind or around the ear and is usually associated with redness and swelling behind the ear as well as a history of ear disease.
Acute or even chronic mastoiditis rarely is the cause of a generalized headache.

In brief: No

Mastoiditis causes pain behind or around the ear and is usually associated with redness and swelling behind the ear as well as a history of ear disease.
Acute or even chronic mastoiditis rarely is the cause of a generalized headache.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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