Patient Comments: Mastoiditis - Symptoms & Signs


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Comment from: Autumn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I had a bad attack of dizziness 3 months ago from mastoiditis. I have been lightheaded ever since. I had a CT showing fluid and debris in the left mastoid sinus. I previously had 4 cholesteatoma surgeries. I am now scheduled for mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty surgery. I hope it helps my dizziness!

Comment from: Dsouthern1962, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I was throwing up for months. I have had 3 rounds of antibiotics due to bronchitis, and one of the rounds was for inflammation of the mastoid bone, mastoiditis, that was found through a CT scan.

Comment from: J.R. Peterson, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I had an earache at the front part of my ear and jaw. Then the next day I woke up in pain in my ear and jaw and it was noticeably swollen on the right side of my face. I was very tired for a couple weeks prior to this happening. Actually I thought it was my jaw. I saw my doctor right away when I saw the swelling. So I was put onto antibiotics for mastoiditis immediately. It is only the 3rd day out so I hope it goes away because I woke up at 3 am with severe pain. But I took Ibuprofen and it keeps the worst pain away.

Comment from: Samantha, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

Symptoms of mastoiditis are pressure, sensitivity to light, dizziness, nausea, weakness, and pain on the right side of my head and neck.

Comment from: patient, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I was being treated for an ear infection. Oral antibiotics and ear drops were not helping. With a CT scan I was diagnosed with mastoiditis. I was referred to an infectious disease doctor and am currently undergoing 6 weeks of IV infusions, twice a day, 7 days a week for 6 weeks. Another CT scan will be required to see if the infection is gone or will require surgery. Complications have included tiredness, weakness, loss of appetite, and bowel issues. I don't wish this kind of problem on anyone.

Comment from: Nutmom, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I had ongoing sinus and ear infection from mastoiditis, that spread despite antibiotic treatment, over a period of 4 or 5 years.


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