Patient Comments: Mastoiditis - Causes

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What was the cause of your mastoiditis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: CJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 22

I'm sure my mastoiditis was caused by an outer ear cyst removed years ago but I haven't had a diagnosis. I get this pain from the bone behind my left ear to my temple. Occasionally I had Bell’s palsy. No doctor I've seen even mentioned the possibility of this disease. The doctor just gave me antibiotics.

Comment from: Chrissy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

At 2 years old, I suffered recurrent ear infections. Referral was made to ENT specialists who said my parents were overprotective. I would bang my head against the wall because of the pain I was in. After 9 years of pestering by my mum, a consultant agreed to check for mastoiditis. I was admitted to the hospital soon after and underwent mastoidectomy. Surgery lasted 8 hours, damage to my middle ear was extensive, and hearing bones diseased. The infection almost took my life. I'm left deaf with an open cavity.

Comment from: Susan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I had a frontal sinus infection and ear infection 6 months ago. All resolved with oral antibiotics. Four days ago I woke up suddenly with a headache in the frontal area that spread over my entire head. Light made it worse. After 12 hours of self-treatment with OTC and a prescription pain medicine, heat and packs, and bed rest, I went to my local emergency room where a CT scan showed a lot of fluid in my right mastoid sinus. The physician felt a lump from the mastoiditis. I was sent home on Augmentin after pain medicines in the emergency room. I still have a mild headache. ENT visit in 2 weeks.

Comment from: Sped, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I had an ear infection that was treated wrong. No antibiotics, just ear drops. I went to a different doctor when I got sicker and had an MRI which indicated it had spread to my mastoid causing mastoiditis. I was furious. Now I am on Cipro which is making me sick; a very strong medicine. Don’t let an ear infection go! This is miserable. I’m really dizzy, have tinnitus and feel lousy.

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

I was told my mastoiditis was caused by birth defect or a trauma.

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