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Brain Tumor Ringing In Ears
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: The most common cause of ringing (tinnitus) is hearing loss. At your age, it is unlikely that the cause of your tinnitus is hearing loss, but it needs to be ruled out. Other factors may also contribute to tinnitus in the absence of hearing loss, e.g. Tmj dysfunction, excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption, medication side effect, etc. See your local ENT to further evaluate this symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not hallucination: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom of an underlying condition. It is a common problem that tends to worsen with age and can be disruptive. It can be heard just by the sufferer or by others as well. Tinnitus can be caused by a few health conditions. A common cause is inner ear hair cell damage. If you have tinnitus, see your provider for evaluation and see an ENT for exam and audiometry. ...Read more
Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?
Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.
Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more
Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?
This test: measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test....(good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Not exactly.....: Ringing in the ears can be an indicator of hearing loss/impairment. The recommendation is to get a head and neck (ENT) and hearing evaluation. Pattern and type of hearing loss may lead to the discovery of serious but potentially treatable disorders, such as otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, as well as chronic otitis media. ...Read more
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Can a brain tumor cause loss of hearing in on ear and heat sensation through one eye followed with nausea?
Yes/other causes,too: Those symptoms can have many causes. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
I am suffering from polip in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus.can this lead brain tumor or brain cancer?i have heavyness in head.
Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason? Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The inner ear: Eustachian tube and facial nerve all come together near the TMJ (tempormandibular joint). I would want to make sure there was no tumor in that region putting pressure on all three structures. If you were cleared by an ent, then i would check your tmj. We have successfully treated patients with all these symptoms after other more serious possibilities are ruled out. ...Read more
Worried I have a brain tumor. Have constant ringing in my ears. Sometimes dizzy. I’m on Prozac for anxiety. Dr did in office neuro exam. Said I’m fine. I am having tingling in feet as well. Very worried!!
Tingling: Might be a side effect of your medication only. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Had headaches for 4 weeks, thought I had brain tumor. Now headaches are gone but have stuffy ears and ringing in ears? What could it be? 19 y/o female
Are office Neuro exams sufficient to indicate brain tumor?(Light in eyes, raising shoulders, etc) Dr said my neuro exam was fine. have ringing in ears
Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor?(worried)
Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?
Had ringing in my ears for 14 years. Had mri...No brain tumor. Sometimes louder for weeks...Then quieter, constant. Relief?
Tinnitis: You have something called tinitus. There are some treatable causes. If looking for them on mri, you need the scan performed in a way specifically looking for reversible causes. A standard MRI just looking for a tumor may not cut it. Also a high resolution ct scan of the temporal bones with contrast may be better. If those are negative, an ENT doctor can help you with symptomatic treatments. ...Read more
Normal MRI without contrast for headache and ringing ears except 0.3CM Sinus in Maxillary
Can this rule out Brain tumor.I am worried.headache persists?
Headaches, ears: There are many different types of headache MRI will not diagnose and MRI would have low yield for these symptoms. Most headaches are related not to tumors but to sinus disease or musculoskeletal problems involving neck, jaws, and head, including teeth. The .3 cm finding may suggest sinus probs (allergy, chronic infection, or nasal anatomic deformity). See a head/neck specialist to rule out. ...Read more
I suddenly have bad balance, headache when I cough & work out, & constant ringing in both ears/bad hearing. Could this be a brain tumor? I hope not, i
Neurological exam: 24 year old woman with no past medical history presents with headache with cough, imbalance, and constant bilateral tinnitus. With these symptoms, I believe you need to be seen emergently and evaluated by a physician. Headache in the posterior area of the head/neck, cough and neurological symptoms are suggestive of a Chiari malformation, however a full history and exam are necessary . Good luck ...Read more
Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.
How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Have had ringing in both ears for a week. Went to the doctor. Could I have a brain tumor? On meds Fluoxetine and Omeprazole (on two weeks).
I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing i ask did i jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem i said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she aint order a cat scan but i feel pain
Not a brain tumor: Primary headaches can be very debilitating but doesn't mean there is a brain tumor. The headaches and ear ringing might need concurrent management and you may need a consult a pain center. You can try some self care things including warm compresses, hot showers, meditation, massages and green tea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More likely not: There are dozens of factors that contribute to or trigger headaches other than brain tumors. Issues involving sleep, nutrition, stress, allergies & others all contribute to haw you feel. Write down a list of all your symptoms, when they started & things you have done that aggravate or help. Then take this list with you during a visit to sort out the problem. Testing would be determined then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?
Unclear question: Five years after what? Do you have any symptoms? There is no use worrying about having an illness if you have no symptoms. Brain tumors are not subject of preventive surveillance, ...Read more
I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?
Headache in front/back left side of head, ear.Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!
Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer