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On unpredictable days i have contstant roaring/ringing in my ear. on some of those days the sound changes and i sometimes get dizzy, sometimes with the dizziness i will get nausea. i have a chiari malformation type 1 and an arachnoid cyst, possible menier

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Quite complex: The chiari defect is probably incidental and unrelated. Arachnoid cysts are common and probably unrelated. Menier's is pressure in the ear that may produce your symptoms. Ringing is tinnitus which is caused by damage to ear nerve cells. Bouts of vertigo and nausea may be migraine. You need a good doctor to put it all together.
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Dr. Marc Bloom
Anesthesiology 45 years experience
See a neurosurgeon: See a neurosurgeon. These may be signs of brainstem pressure that may need immediate treatment.
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
See ENT: Please see your ENT or neuro-otologist for proper evaluation and treatment. Good luck.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
See an MD: Your best first choice would be to see an ENT medical specialist that has an audiologist ( hearing person) in their office for a full evaluation.
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Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
Cosmetic Dentistry 42 years experience
TMJ component: Ringing or buzzing in the ears is a frequent symptom of TMJ dysfunction. If there is not enough space in the tm joint, if the muscles that stabilize the motion of the lower jaw(which are attached around the ear canal area) are not in balance, dizziness and ear buzzing may result. See a dentist who has experience in occlusal function.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Steven Roth
33 years experience
See a ENT: See a specialist, an ears, nose and throat doctor. It may also be a TMJ disorder, the ENT will know. I have found hypnosis can help alleviate the ringing and nausea?
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter commented
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
It is best to determine that the malformation is not the source of your problem.
Aug 30, 2013
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Tracy Benhamou
Dentistry 21 years experience
Dehydration and TMJ: These sound like some deep dehydration and compounding TMJ symptoms. I do not know the depth and breadth of your cyst nor have access to your chart. I would look at trying to drink several glasses of water a day, and see your dentist about a hard night guard. I know it sounds like a stretch, but I have had several patients experience similar symptoms and get moderate relief from this remedy.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Chiary and cyst: The symptoms outlined in your statement are all consistent with the chiari malformation type 1 and arachnoid cyst. Your statement also mention the possibility of meniere's disease in the mix. What is missing in the statement is your question. What exactly do you would like to know?
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.
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Dr. William Boelter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
GEt An EXAM: Tell your neurologist and do tests for an answer. Don't put this off!
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Dr. Stanley Halpern
Periodontics 43 years experience
See e n t: You may have meniers disease or b p p v this is a problem in the ear caused by a problem with vestibular balance and hearing. You should see an e n t to be evaluated.
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Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Ears ringing: See an otology and a neurologist / neurosurgeon to make sure you don't have a more serious problem.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus, the term used for 'ringing in the ear', is multifactorial in diagnosis. If occurs in children, ear infection check and wisdom teeth removal may be all that is needed. If occurs in adult, TMJ diagnosis is attempted. Briefly, all inflammation in the posterior joint area should be eliminated. Diagnostic splint, anti-inflammatory meds are used to further diagnose and treat the tinnitus.
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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Tinnitus with nausea is common with Chiari Malformation, which should be monitored regularly & closely by a neurologist and possibly a neurosurgeon. Tinnitus also can be caused by other causes (meniere's, accoustic neuroma, or labrynthitis), all of which can be evaluated and treated by a qualified neurologist.
Aug 26, 2013
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