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Is it usual for the pulsatile tinnitus caused by iih to go away when pressing on the neck, and return once you let go?

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Highly technical question. Ask neurologist. http://www.neurology.org/content/50/4/1185.short

Answered Jul 3, 2015

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Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

When you press on your neck you are reducing the blood flow to the brain, so the tinnitus stops. When you relax your pressure the blood flow return to its usual state so the tinnitus returns. Talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives.

Answered Feb 7, 2016

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