A 25-year-old female asked:
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ringing in ears for years, getting worse. i can hear over sound sometimes and i can hear heart beat when laying down on side at times. is it avm?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain AVM : It is unlikely that an intracranial (brain) arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is causing tinnitus as this is an uncommon symptom. Am MRI of the brain is a good screening test to determine if you have an AVM
Answered on Apr 17, 2018

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