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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 answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

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.

Answered 9/1/2012

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Dr. Marc Bloom answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

See a neurosurgeon: See a neurosurgeon. These may be signs of brainstem pressure that may need immediate treatment.

Answered 9/16/2013

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Dr. Louis Cooper answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

See ENT: Please see your ENT or neuro-otologist for proper evaluation and treatment. Good luck.

Answered 7/1/2015

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 11/11/2014

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Dr. Martin Hirsch answered

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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.

Answered 3/31/2015

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Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 10/1/2012

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 9/8/2013

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

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Dr. Steven Roth answered

Specializes in

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?

Answered 11/24/2014

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 8/31/2012

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Dr. Tracy Benhamou answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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.

Answered 2/19/2015

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 8/31/2012

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla answered

Specializes in Periodontics

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?

Answered 9/18/2013

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 8/31/2012

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Dr. Michael Sparacino answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Neurologist: With this complex history you need to see a neurologist sooner rather than later.

Answered 8/31/2012

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Dr. William Boelter answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

GEt An EXAM: Tell your neurologist and do tests for an answer. Don't put this off!

Answered 3/2/2013

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Dr. Stanley Halpern answered

Specializes in Periodontics

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.

Answered 1/15/2015

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Dr. John McMahan answered

Specializes in ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

Ears ringing: See an otology and a neurologist / neurosurgeon to make sure you don't have a more serious problem.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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.

Answered 5/8/2016

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