A 46-year-old member asked:
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how concerning is pulsatile tinnitus?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need a diagnosis: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually an awareness of the carotid artery pulsation next to the cochlea (inner ear). Even at age 46, it is wise to have a vascular surgeon make sure you do not have any disease of the carotid artery
Answered on Jan 31, 2019

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Depends: Really depends on the cause of the pulsatile tinnitus. Need it discuss with your doctor.
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