Just to add onto what I already wrote. I have not been sick at all in the past few months.
This could be mastoiditis, cervical lymphadenopathy or parotitis.
Have you seen an ENT specialist or your doctor for your symptoms? Do you have any associated symptoms of pain, discharge, fever, etc?
'Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear. It is usually caused by untreated acute otitis media (middle ear infection) .'
You could read more about the condition at the following links -
Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.
Post us about what your doctor advises.
Hello Thanks for the response. I am just wondering if you or anyone had an idea of what the costs of a diagnosis and treatment might be. If anyone can ballpark that figure.
Glad the post was of some help to you.
It would be difficult to say anything about the costs involved as that would depend on the investigations asked for and the eventual treatment plan.
Your investigating physician might be able to give you a rough idea after a clinical examination.
Let us know if you need any other information.