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How long does pulsatile tinnitus last after bells palsy?

How long does pulsatile tinnitus last after bells palsy?

Not related: Pulsation tinnitus is not a feature of bells palsy which only refers to facial paralysis or weakness. Pulsatile tinnitus can have many causes. You should have a complete evaluation by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from a 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 a 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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My pulsatile tinnitus used to go away when I pressed on my neck. 2 years later this no longer works, it's also changed rhythm and pitch. Why?

My pulsatile tinnitus used to go away when I pressed on my neck. 2 years later this no longer works, it's also changed rhythm and pitch. Why?

Change in rythmn: Is due to change in heart rate /rhythm most likely. Amitriptyline is highly anticholinergic and will raise BP and Heart rate. Do not press on your neck to stop blood flow, have the situation re-assessed. Make sure you do not have a cavernous sinus or endolymph fistula. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus. Lately it has been occurring once of twice every few days and last for a few seconds. Would this suggest fluid or aneurysm?

I have pulsatile tinnitus. Lately it has been occurring once of twice every few days and last for a few seconds. Would this suggest fluid or aneurysm?

MRI/MRA NEEDED: Pulsatile tinnitus is tricky. You need a good ent and Neuro exam to evaluate potential causes. If it is bilateral most likely allergies or infection. If it is unilateral you need a brain MRI to rule out an acoustic neuroma. VS MS. And a brain MRA to rule out AVM or Aneurysm. ...Read more

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I have recently been suffering from both labyrinthitis and pulsatile tinnitus in the last two weeks, are these conditions linked or possibly both symptoms of something else?

I have recently been suffering from both labyrinthitis and pulsatile tinnitus in the last two weeks, are these conditions linked or possibly both symptoms of something else?

Tinn: Pulsatile tinnitus is linked to several conditions... Aneurysm, pseudotumor cerebri, but nothing exclusive. Labyrhinthitis more commonly has tinnitis wwith vertigo but not necessarily pulsatile. ...Read more

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Hi I have had episodes of vision loss in my left eye which lasts around 20/60 seconds. I also have constant pulsatile tinnitus. Could this be linked?

Hi I have had episodes of vision loss in my left eye which lasts around 20/60 seconds. I also have constant pulsatile tinnitus. Could this be linked?

Need examination: You clearly have something needing immediate assessment to avoid permanent damage. Your symptoms could be from a myriad of problems both of those problems together could be seen in one particular disorder for which you may be at risk for given your age and gender called IDIOPATHIC INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION. Make an appointment to get things started: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...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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What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

As previously stated: I do believe I answered this question because I remember seeing your smiling picture.....if that's you sending the question from "down under!" LOL

You describe symptoms seen in patients with IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). But please, don't keep us in suspense. Let's have an appointment and get more information? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment ...Read more

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Can losing weight cure iih or pulsatile tinnitus?

Yes it helps : Weight loss (for overweight/obese) individuals is recommended and generally effective in reducing intracranial pressure. If the symptoms are mild with no evidence of visual impairment, this may be enough for the headache. However, if there is evidence of visual impairment (by a specialist's evaluation), a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor is needed. In severe cases, surgical options are considered. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers help to cure pulsatile tinnitus?

Do beta blockers help to cure pulsatile tinnitus?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Look at this:

http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3810761

Treatment depends on cause, for some people the beta blocker might help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for pulsatile tinnitus?

Workup first: Pulsatile tinnitus may indicate a vascular malformation. Recommend vascular workup including arterial and venous phases. ...Read more

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

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

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, the answer is yes. A pulsatile tinnitus could sound il, e a drum, thumping, 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. ...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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I have almost constant shimmering wavy vision. Sometimes objects move up & down. I feel like I can't focus. I also have vertigo and pulsatile tinnitus.

I have almost constant shimmering wavy vision. Sometimes objects move up & down. I feel like I can't focus. I also have vertigo and pulsatile tinnitus.

See a Specialist: You have a collection of symptoms that may all be related or there may be more than one problem. A thorough history, examination, and proper laboratory studies should be performed to make a diagnosis. The specialists that might be appropriate for your problem would include otolaryngology, neurology and ophthalmology. I would recommend starting with an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I have a unilateral pulsatile tinnitus. Is it serious?

I have a unilateral pulsatile tinnitus. Is it serious?

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. ...Read more

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Do I need an MRI for pulsatile tinnitus?

Do I need an MRI for pulsatile tinnitus?

Could be helpful: Pulsatile tinnitus may be caused by a variety of things such as a dural arteriovenous fistula, an aberrant blood vessel, or possibly a vascular tumor in the ear (glomus tympanicum). Mri or ct could be helpful to determine the cause but a specialist like and ENT needs to evaluate your symptoms to best decide on the course of action. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pulsatile tinnitus and nausea?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus requires immediate physician evaluation. Good luck.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3719451/ ...Read more

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Do I need to get an MRI to figure out the cause of my pulsatile tinnitus?

Do I need to get an MRI to figure out the cause of my pulsatile tinnitus?

MRI often used: Causes of pulsatile tinnitus include arteriovenous fistula (avf), carotid stenosis, glomus tumor, arteriovenous malformation (avm), aberrant carotid artery or cardiac murmur. A venous hum contributing to pulsatile tinnitus can also be caused by venous anomalies. All of these can potentially be detected by MRI (carotid stenosis would traditionally be picked-up by carotid ultrasound). ...Read more

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I have had pulsatile tinnitus for 2 years caused by my IIH. In recent days the rhythm and pitch has changed. Should I be worried?

I have had pulsatile tinnitus for 2 years caused by my IIH. In recent days the rhythm and pitch has changed. Should I be worried?

I can tell: From the medications that you are not under the care of a neurologist! That would be my starting point! Check iron, Vit A level and give a carbonic anhydride inhibitor a good try. You should not be having pulsatile tinnitus with uncomplicated pseudo tumor. ...Read more

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How does pulsatile tinnitus and noise induced tinnitus differ in their sounds? Is pulsatile more rhythmic wavy and noise induced is constant high pitch

How does pulsatile tinnitus and noise induced tinnitus differ in their sounds? Is pulsatile more rhythmic wavy and noise induced is constant high pitch

Tinnitus: Noise induced tinnitus is constant and high-pitched. It is also associated with some degree of hearing loss. Pulsatile tinnitus feels like the heart is beating in the head. It is transmitted noise from blood vessels. It is not associated with hearing loss. ...Read more

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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?

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

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Why does pulsatile tinnitus with intercranial hypertension change volume and pitch daily or weekly? What makes the sound?

Blood flow.: The sound is probably from blood rushing through narrowed veins and should change with your body position and how hydrated you are. If you have IIH with pulsatile tinnitus, you may benefit from a new procedure to treat IIH using stents. Contact your neurosurgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Intercranial hypertension for a year. 24/7 pulsatile tinnitus. Headaches this week worse but pulsatile tinnitus improved Possible reasons?

Intercranial hypertension for a year. 24/7 pulsatile tinnitus. Headaches this week worse but pulsatile tinnitus improved Possible reasons?

Worsening ICH?: Anytime an individual with ICH gets worsening headaches (more severe, more frequent, more prolonged) or new symptoms like vision loss, they need to find out, without delay, if the intracranial pressure is getting higher. I prefer to call the condition "Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension" (IIC) since it can be anything but benign if not treated properly. Contact your treating doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation. It is not a symptom of the migraine. ...Read more

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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

Dr. John Hoffmann
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Bells Palsy (Definition)

A disorder affecting the nerve that controls movement of muscles in the face. Symptoms usually occur on only one side of the face, and may include having difficulty closing an eye, difficulty keeping food and fluids in the mouth, and ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more