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Can a sinus or ear infection cause right eye pain, right temple headache, and pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear?

Can a sinus or ear infection cause right eye pain, right temple headache, and pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear?

Yes: Sinuses and ears are located close to eyes and all are interconnected. In fact, complication of infective thrombus originating from sinusitis is very well known in medical literature. If symptoms do not improve after 48 hrs of being on antibiotics, revisit your doctor. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Go to ER: Your description is concerning for an aneurysm, arterial-venous fistula, or vascular dissection. I would recommend going to the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?

I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?

Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Yes: Jaw muscle dysfunction is the most common cause of jaw and ear pain, ear ringing and stuffiness. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit these symptoms. Try warm compresses over the jaws, antylenol or advil (ibuprofen). Consult an orofacial pain dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear. I only hear it when I bend my neck a certain way. ENT says my ear is fine. What could cause this?

I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear. I only hear it when I bend my neck a certain way. ENT says my ear is fine. What could cause this?

Need more info plz: When they say that your ear is "fine" does that mean that they checked it simply with an otoscope, made sure you were waxless, and then, sent you on your way? Or did they do some blood work, perhaps an audiogram, and perhaps, an MRI of your brain? Do you have headaches? How old are you, are you fertile, and does your vision dim? Wanna talk more 1-1? www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Would pulsatile tinnitus in right ear cause dizziness, if I gently press artery in neck I get even dizzier, so does coughing or any sort of pressure.?

Would pulsatile tinnitus in right ear cause dizziness, if I gently press artery in neck I get even dizzier, so does coughing or any sort of pressure.?

Pulsatile Tinnitus: No, pulsatile tinnitus does not cause dizziness. But, the cause of the tinnitus may be associated with dizziness, that is, what causes one may contribute to the other. You should see an ENT and get to the bottom of your symptoms. They suggest increased pressure inside your head or turbulent blood flow in a large vessel. Both possibilities require tests, such an mri/mra and carotid artery doppler. ...Read more

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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach. Com ...Read more

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Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?

See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus in one ear dangerous?

Is pulsatile tinnitus in one ear dangerous?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, pulsatile tinnitus is a condition where a blood vessel is beating against a bone of the skull. When this happens, it transmits sound waves thru the bone to the ear. It is a condition that needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be caused by a vascular tumor deep within the skull that could be dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear and DX with IIH by LP. It goes away when I press on my neck. Why? Acetezolomide helped initially but not now

I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear and DX with IIH by LP. It goes away when I press on my neck. Why? Acetezolomide helped initially but not now

Insufficient data: Your question cannot be answered without knowing WHERE on your neck you press. I mean exactly, not just "left" or "right" or "front" or "back." ...Read more

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I had pulsatile tinnitus last year. MRIs were negative. Now the blood flow behind my right ear is loud, though not pulsatile. Problem?

I had pulsatile tinnitus last year. MRIs were negative. Now the blood flow behind my right ear is loud, though not pulsatile. Problem?

Yes: You may have a stenosis (narrowing of the artery) or an aneurysm near the right ear. See doctor and get this checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually linked to heartbeats and commonly of no concern. Piusatile tinnitus can be caused by intracranial tumors and vascular malformations. This is of concern. ...Read more

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Hi Eric. Maybe you can advice me or point to some other site for help. I live in new zealand n have had treatment for pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. My diagnosis was venous sinus stenosis. After stenting noise has almost gone from ear but I get really

Hi Eric. Maybe you can advice me or point to some other site for help. I live in new zealand n have had treatment for pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. My diagnosis was venous sinus stenosis. After stenting noise has almost gone from ear but I get really

Healthnavigator: Hi there. Venous sinus stenosis is pretty uncommon. Http://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz is a great NZ website which has good information on tinnitus but there isn't much patient information about your condition. I would suggest you talk more with the doctor who diagnosed you or see your GP for more advice. ...Read more

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I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?

I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?

Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...Read more

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Age 64. (hissing tinnitus in left ear began about a year ago, but that isn't an issue. I've adapted to it.) developed pulsatile tinnitus in right e?

Age 64. (hissing tinnitus in left ear began about a year ago, but that isn't an issue. I've adapted to it.) developed pulsatile tinnitus in right e?

Tinnitus: Pulsating tinnitus requires medical attention. Although most likely this may not be of concern, in some cases this could indicate a serious vascular anomaly. Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of pulsatile tinnitus left ear only upon standing up? . Multiple normal 3t mri/a cta head neck for headaches. Normal BP and weigh.

Brief episodes of pulsatile tinnitus left ear only upon standing up? . Multiple normal 3t mri/a cta head neck for headaches. Normal BP and weigh.

See an ENT: Pulsatile tinnitus is due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear. Pulsatile tinnitus can have many causes. If a specific cause is found, this may point to a specific solution. See an ENT for consultation. ...Read more

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Worrisome young heart hey, I had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. Not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. H

Worrisome young heart hey, I had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. Not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. H

Hello.: Hello. You really are a worrisome young heart. I have felt/ heard my heart beating around my temples a number of times when I was really exerting myself. From what you describe he was well with no symptoms. Because he did not hear his heart for a few seconds, it may have been beating or may have had a brief pause. If your friend develops problems with irregular heart rhythm patterns in the future, he has chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, those would be definite reasons to see a doctor. What you are describing doesn't really sound abnormal. Take care. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in left ear, and significant tortuosity of the left upper internal carotid artery below the skull base. Is there a cure?

I have pulsatile tinnitus in left ear, and significant tortuosity of the left upper internal carotid artery below the skull base. Is there a cure?

Anatomical variant: These findings are anatomical variants and can not be really treated. The tortuous internal carotid artery is not the reason for the pulsatilla timnitis. If the circle of Willis is clean - no intervention is necessary. If you are bothered by the tinnitus you could get a hearing test and find out where you hearing, you can then get tinnitis masker from your local ent ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in right ear. I have been told there is no disease in carotid artery but the blood vessels are tortuous. Can I be cured?

Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, medications, infection, Meniere's, etc. See your physician for a complete evaluation. You might be referred toa neuro-otologist or ENT physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tinnitus. Html ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus. Even if pressing my jugular vein stops the sound in my ear, I can still hear my heart pounding in my head. What's going on?

I have pulsatile tinnitus. Even if pressing my jugular vein stops the sound in my ear, I can still hear my heart pounding in my head. What's going on?

Tinnitus: Need more info. Tinnitus means ringing in the ears and you say pounding. Please explain symptoms, intensity, frequency, duration, sudden or chronic, past history, medications, and your major concern. Otherwise see your doctor for chief complaint work up asap as best option. Good luck ...Read more

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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.

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

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Rx Doxycycline for Sinus Infection. Stopped after Side effects (pulsatile tinnitus). It’s been 3 weeks, pulsatile tinnitus not gone. Permanent?

Rx Doxycycline for Sinus Infection. Stopped after Side effects (pulsatile tinnitus). It’s been 3 weeks, pulsatile tinnitus not gone. Permanent?

Probably not doxy: Doxycycline is not a likely cause. More likely a coincidence that it started while taking the drug, especially since it has continued this long. If one of your sinuses is plugged and filled with fluid, that could result in pulsatile tinnitus by increasing transmission of blood flow sound in an artery. Discuss with your doctor, including if other tests are indicated. ...Read more

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Had a head MRI for pulsatile tinnitus that showed a narrow vein but CT scan didn't. I've had PT over a year. Do I need a second opinion?

Had a head MRI for pulsatile tinnitus that showed a narrow vein but CT scan didn't. I've had PT over a year. Do I need a second opinion?

Yes.: Pulsatile tinnitus maybe caused by a dural fistula. Ct scan won't demonstrate this and I don't know what the 'narrow vein' is on the mri, but possibly a stenosed or occluded dural sinus. Only a vascular study of the brain will show this pathology. Any patient with pulsatile tinnitus and an abnormality on the MRI scan should proceed with a vascular study. An angiogram is the gold standard. ...Read more

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Hi, I have severe head pressure only when I lie down, goes away when upright, wakes me, stiff painful neck, pulsatile tinnitus, speech disturbances?

Hi, I have severe head pressure only when I lie down, goes away when upright, wakes me, stiff painful neck, pulsatile tinnitus, speech disturbances?

See your doctor: Is this new? Do you have any other systemic signs, like a fever, body pain etc.? It sounds like you have a more complex situation ongoing, which needs evaluation. See your local doctor for an assessment, especially if this is a new set of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Yes: Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can lead to a funny sound as well...Chiropractic, homeopathic, craniosacral therapies can all help realign the inner ear and promote drainage of the fluid and spped healing. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more