Mastoiditis untreated?

Posted by agis14 @agis14, Aug 28 1:37am

Hello, for about 2 years now I’ve been dealing with dizziness and headaches. I’ve yet to see the neurologist but I did have an mri and ct scan throughout those years. When I asked for labs for the neurologist’s reference, I saw that in the mri that I had “mild right-sided mastoiditis.” I don’t recall being made aware of this nor treated for it, and I’m concerned just from what I read about untreated mastoiditis. Since I know about this now, is it too late? I do feel like my symptoms are getting worse since then, but it’s been 2 years. I don’t know what to do or if I should acknowledge this.

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I think you should go see an otologist with a copy of your CT scan. I was recently diagnosed with mastoiditis and my ENT doctor said he recommended that I at least get an opinion from someone who specifically deals with this. I'm in the process of getting an appointment with a doctor my insurance approves. My ENT said if I start getting headaches, dizziness, swelling behind the ear that I should go to urgent care. Please don't let it go. The ear is near the brain!

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Welcome @agis14 and @koleke. I have to agree with Koleke and her ENT that getting a second opinion from a specialist familiar with mastoiditis is a good idea.

The posts from members like @cromeo112 @nrd1 @jenlink @camapp1 @jtatum in these related discussions may also be helpful for you.
– Mystery Illness: Mastoiditis or something else?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mystery-illness-1/ —– Mastoiditis: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mastoiditis/

Have either of you been given antibiotics to help treat mastoiditis?

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@koleke

I think you should go see an otologist with a copy of your CT scan. I was recently diagnosed with mastoiditis and my ENT doctor said he recommended that I at least get an opinion from someone who specifically deals with this. I'm in the process of getting an appointment with a doctor my insurance approves. My ENT said if I start getting headaches, dizziness, swelling behind the ear that I should go to urgent care. Please don't let it go. The ear is near the brain!

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Hey! upon reviewing the CT scan (recent from 3 week ago) it says the mastoid airways are clear. But I was never treated for the mild mastoiditis from 2 years ago. I’m not sure if it’s something that goes away on its own, but my headaches and dizziness do remain. Only because I do get some ear aches here and there, I think I will ask for an ENT or otologist just in case there’s some underlying thing. Thank you!

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