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How is mastoiditis diagnosed?

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If your doctor thinks you might have mastoiditis, they may recommend tests, including:

Your doctor may also recommend more in-depth tests, such as a CT scan or an MRI.

  • Blood tests
  • X-ray
  • Ear culture (fluid or other substances from your ear are checked for infection)

From: Mastoiditis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Pediatric Mastoiditis."

Children's Memorial Hospital: "Acute and chronic mastoiditis."

Hearinginfo.org: "Mastoiditis."

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: "Mastoiditis."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Pediatric Mastoiditis."

Children's Memorial Hospital: "Acute and chronic mastoiditis."

Hearinginfo.org: "Mastoiditis."

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: "Mastoiditis."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

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