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A 25-year-old member asked:

are there any alternative treatments for pulsatile tinnitus?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Holistic Medicine 18 years experience
Homeopathy: Homeopathy can be helpful. It must be individualized for your specific case.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Homeopathy works. It should have more respect from the medical community. Homeopathy was invented by an physician looking for the truth.
Dec 6, 2011
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chinese Scalp Acupuncture may also be beneficial for this.
May 12, 2013
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Workup first: Pulsatile tinnitus may indicate a vascular malformation. Recommend vascular workup including arterial and venous phases.

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A member asked:

I have a unilateral pulsatile tinnitus. Is it serious?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lee Lawrence
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Possibly serious: Most likely a serous otitis (fluid in the middle ear) placing pressure on the inner ear. However, more serious but rare cause could be a carotid or other artery aneurysm, therefore this symptom should be evaluated by a your physician or an ENT md.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done for pulsatile tinnitus treatment?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tinnitus: Treat the cause.
Kirkland, WA
A 37-year-old female asked:

Can pulsatile tinnitus be a boom boom sound like a drum or thumping instead of the typical swoosh sounding. ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, the answer is yes. A pulsatile tinnitus could sound il, e a drum, thumping, boom boom, or swooshing. See your ENT doctor. I see that you have had inner ear surgery and this may be an important symptom that he/she needs to be aware of. Good luck.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How concerning is pulsatile tinnitus?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I stop pulsatile tinnitus?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Depends: Really depends on the cause of the pulsatile tinnitus. Need it discuss with your doctor.

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