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why won't my doctor refer me to an ent for tinnitus?

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Not sure: The appropriate referral would be to an ENT doctor. Ask your PCP again. You may need further testing that the PCP can't do.

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What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

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Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

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Yes: An audiogram should be done to show presence or absence of a hearing loss. Gingko biloba is less successful in helping tinnitus in presence of a hearing loss. Gingko biloba has been reported to be helpful for vascular tinnitus. You needs at least 120 mg/day and i instruct most patients to use it for a minimum of 3 months. It should not be used if you are taking any other anticoagulant meds.
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Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

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No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can be the cause of constant ringing in my ears?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Tinnitus: Chronic tinnitus has many causes, but commonly is associated with damage to the inner ear and/or associated hearing loss, and the brain's method of compensating for this inner ear damage / hearing loss. You should have your hearing tested by an audiologist and see an ENT to make sure nothing else is going on.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Why do my ears ring the day after a loud concert?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Noise trauma: It is the ear's response and warning to loud noise exposure. The ringing or tinnitus should go away after 24-48 hours. It persists beyond that period of time you should be evaluated with hearing test to check for any changes in your hearing.

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