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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Sometimes: Increase in blood flow due to hot water in shower (causes dilation of and increased blood flow in vessels) could cause this. Should resolve within several minutes. If ringing persists, or if associated with dizziness, see doctor. Dr R ...Read more

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I've had ringing in ears off and on during the days for years now is that normal?

I've had ringing in ears off and on during the days for years now is that normal?

Get hearing checked: In these days of loud concerts and head-phones, hearing loss can occur and sometimes ringing in the ears is the first sign of problems. Get hearing checked, be careful with ear protection, have sinuses checked just in case, and have your regular doctor arrange all of this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cough 2 weeks post op tonsillectomy and also ringing in ears w/ dizziness?

Is it normal to have a cough 2 weeks post op tonsillectomy and also ringing in ears w/ dizziness?

I don't think it is: normal, although your symptoms sound like a cold. You need to contact your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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Since I've been on Percocet I've had ringing in ears, severe dizziness, feeling faint, and no strength. Is this normal?

Since I've been on Percocet I've had ringing in ears, severe dizziness, feeling faint, and no strength. Is this normal?

Adverse effects: Percocet is a very potent narcotic with many potential adverse effects. There are numerous other choices, and would recommend discussion with your doctor about a different drug. ...Read more

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Recently found out I'm anemic with a ferritin of 6 and hemoglobin of 10. On iron now but having ringing in ears, dizziness and feeling unwell. Normal?

Recently found out I'm anemic with a ferritin of 6 and hemoglobin of 10. On iron now but having ringing in ears, dizziness and feeling unwell. Normal?

Can happen with anem: Yes, anemia can cause all of the above. Your PCP should put you on therapeutic doses of iron. You should also be evaluated for why you are anemic in the first place ex. blood loss. ...Read more

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What would cause constant headache, ringing in ears, and a normal ctscan? I have pain and muscle weakness too.

What would cause constant headache, ringing in ears, and a normal ctscan? I have pain and muscle weakness too.

Evaluation: Dear vonn, headaches have multiple causes. Is there any history of trauma to your head or neck? Do you have sinus issues? What is the location of the headache? Head pain can be due to problems in the neck, upper back or related to food sensitivity issues or hormones at times. Your doctor needs to review all of these issues with you and then make suggestions regarding further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Will have eeg results thurs. During eeg hyperventilation I had intense ringing in ears & buzzing/sharp pain/cold feeling in head. Normal or seizure?

Will have eeg results thurs. During eeg hyperventilation I had intense ringing in ears & buzzing/sharp pain/cold feeling in head. Normal or seizure?

Not that unusual: the way you felt during hyperventilation is possibly due to the breathing, and it is not an indicator for a seizure. What the brain waves looked like is more important, perhaps you will hear about this when the report of this study is finalized. ...Read more