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A 31-year-old male asked:

Have pulsatile tinnitus and hear my own hrt beat loud. its whooshing sound of blood gushing with every beat of my hrt. no ent, neuro cld ans y. help !

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Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Maybe pseudotumor : In light of probable normal imaging studies to rule out vascular malformations, pseudotumor cerebri is a possibility. Patients often complain of a whooshing sound in the ear. It can be associated with recent weight gain, birth control pills, tetracycline pills etc. Diagnosis is by spinal tap. Your neurologist should be able to help you. An eye doctor can look for nerve swelling. Good luck!
Last updated Apr 24, 2015


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