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when I turn my head I hear a swishing sound

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not necessarily: Sometimes blockages within the arteries of the neck can cause "swishing" sounds. The medical term for this is a "bruit". In the neck this is most ofte ... Read More
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
NO: You should see a vascular surgeon and get carotid ultrasound.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not Tumor: It is most likely loose muscles or tendons or both.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Kmucha
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck "noise": This is a common experience for many people. It is usually associated with degeneration (think about arthritis) in the neck. This often results with n ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
External ear : Infection is possibility, so show it to a doctor. I don't think it will go away on its own.
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Arthritis: This usually represents some arthritis in the neck. The sound comes from the vertebrae not moving smoothly as you turn your head. or flex neck. It may ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Tinnitus?: May be a middle ear infection or eardrum condition. A visit to your physican and some auditory testing may be in order.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
An infection, maybe: Sometimes sinusitis and ear infections can produce these symptoms. These can be diagnosed and treated by a doctor or nurse practitioner. Your doctor c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Evaluation needed: Several causes come to mind. You may have a collection of abnormal blood vessels in the brain known as an avm. You may have a problem with your ear or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: This may be an inner ear or labyrinthine problem with tinnitus being the sound you complain of. If symptoms persist consult an otolaryngologist(ear,no ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
Turbulent flow: Anything that is obstructing your flow and cause turbulence can explain this. Not common but can - Location of stenosis (coarctation of the aorta) - A ... Read More
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