Okay I looked through the thread search and there doesn't seem to be much on mastoiditis, I know it is rare, but I am hoping to find somebody with experience with it. I had it in March and it came back in June. Waiting to hear from an ENT who has been sent my CT scans. My primary doc says I will need surgery, mastoidectomy. Does anyone know of someone or has had this surgery and how did it turn out? I was on iv antibiotics for several weeks the first time and this time it is same one plus one that is administered with iv pump. What a drag but at least I am home.
I am 44 with life long earaches and ruptures as a child. Only one rupture as an adult. When I went in this time they told me my left ear was badly infected too. This surprised me as I couldn't feel it. My hearing has not been permently affected, thank God. As when it is impaired for a short time it is just awful trying to comunicate with people.