I was going for my medical records at home because we are getting ready to move and I started reading newspapers and into thousand and 10 I had a MRI done of my brain without contrast and then with contrast and it showed that I had bilateral mastoid congest changes I didn’t even realise I had this until now I sometimes when I blow my nose I certainly will have something drop out of my sinuses into my mouth and I’ll choke and cough it out and I don’t know what it is but it something that’s rotten it smells rotten it’s nasty I don’t know what ideas so I really don’t know what’s going on and I do have drainage from my ear what do I do? Help me please and right now we have no insurance.
Acute mastoiditis is the most common, and usually the initial, complication of AOM . The diagnosis can be confusing due to differing uses of the term “mastoiditis”. Radiographic mastoiditis simply refers to fluid in the mastoid air cells , which can occur with any AOM due to communication between the middle ear and the mastoid air cells. However, acute mastoiditis for the EP involves clinical evidence of mastoid inflammation such as erythema, tenderness to palpation, bogginess, and swelling over the mastoid bone . A clinical diagnosis of acute mastoiditis necessitates treatment with IV antibiotics with a consideration for tympanostomy and mastoidectomy . Occasionally, a CT scan with IV contrast should be considered to evaluate for additional complications such as abscess.
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