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Normal: The brain doesn't like complete silence and it's almost impossible to achieve it. If there's no sound, you can hear the blood flowing in the carotid artery which anatomically passes right through the bone the houses your inner ear. Moreover, your brain will make "noise" if it doesn't detect any coming from outside. Don't be alarmed. (unless there are voices also?) :). ...Read more
I don't like surrounded by people. I like to be alone. And I like silences. I feel stress in d crowded place. What's wrong with me?
Social anxiety: Perhaps you have social anxiety disorder (sad). If this behavior is something you would like to change you should see a psychologist. Your behavior is not to be criticized; it is you. However, if social isolation interferes with your ability to maintain a happy and wholesome lifestyle then you might start to think about making changes. ...Read more
Silence: Your question is too broad. If you mean is silence helpful during therapy the answer is yes. Silence as part of therapy helps the client to engage in self-reflection and introspection. Outside of therapy silence is helpful if it is guided by some kind of purpose. ...Read more
No an advice column: I think this is not the correct site for you to ask this type of question. Newspaper and magazine would be the place. ...Read more
See below: This is a personal choice. There would certainly be no harm. ...Read more
My friend is suffering from depression to such an extent that he keeps silence when at work or while in friends group. Pls suggest some medicine?
Depends....: Giving your friend medicine without seeking a professional opinion can be dangerous. Instead of picking a medicine for them, maybe express your concern. There are many ways to treat depression, counseling, group therapy, and medications (like Prozac (fluoxetine) and zoloft) are common ways but should be done under the guidance of the appropriate professional or doctor. ...Read more
When there is silence I hear things that others don't. I also hear my name being called when I'm alone. I also go from depressive to happy and loud.?
Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more
Why don't doctors recognize and treat victims of post-ssri sexual dysfunction? Contrary to drug company propaganda, victims are a silenced majority.
Yelling at Doctors: I do not believe this is an appropriate forum for your accusations. The physicians here are here volunteering their time for free; we do not and cannot speak to the specific practice of a physician we do not know. And your accusation is not true of all physicians, including this one. ...Read more
Doubtful: I haven't seen anything in the medical literature about using nitric oxide for alpha thalassemia. Best to discuss this with your Dr. ...Read more
Is it normal to hear a strange buzzing/ringing sound when it is dead silent? Almost like a conscious buzzing sound. Are my ears not used to silence?
What to do if I dislike silence, ever since I was a wee girl I've listened to music while going asleep is this good or bad for the brain?
Ringing in left ear. It's driving me crazy and nothing works. I cannot stand silence - all I hear it static. Tried OTC stuff. I can't make it stop!
Central problem: Try not letting this problem drive you crazy. There is an explanation and some treatments. The cause is an up-regulation of neural activity in the auditory nervous system of the brain. Sometimes identifying the intensity and pitch can allow an audiologist to mask the ringing. Most importantly, unilateral ringing needs a diagnosis so consult an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
My ears burst into a loud ringing that slowly fades into silence. Sometimes it is one ear, sometimes both. I also hear a ringing all day, that is like?
Ringinr in ears: Sometimes, fluid, infection, allergies, rock concert, noisy job, mowing ditch by busy freeway...need a basic medical exam, then perhaps ENT/ Allergy referral. ...Read more
I hear clicks in my right ear when there is total silence in surroundings and a new sound is created? Can anyone please tell me the reason. Thanks
Eustachian tube: Thic clicking sound may be due to the eustachian tube opening/closing with palatial motion or tensor tympani muscle spasm in the middle ear. Occasionally dry skin, hair or wax abuts the ear drum causing this sound/sensation. An otolaryngogist can further qualify this during examination. ...Read more
I'm having chest pain, listening to voices coming from heart while in silence and lying on bed, it doest matter I hear them even im sitting in silenc?
One ear feels like its full of water constantly and when there is silence it feels blocked and I can hear what sounds like my pulse should I be worrie?
Don't worry: See your doctor to make sure there's no blockage (like earwax). It can often be cleaned out fairly easily. ...Read more
Is it necessary to discuss erectile dysfunction with family doctor as iam suffering in silence health is in perfect form no diseases no diab no mental?
This is 1 option yet: If you want help, then this may be one of the better options, depending on the physician. Keep in mind that erection is a physical response to emotional state. So emphasis should not be on only body response but also powerfully on emotions. Also keep in mind that health is complex, poorly understood, taken for granted & physicians are taught normality (central 96% of usual) vs. Advanced disease. ...Read more
I have white color post nasal drip and reflux A grade! How I will stop nasal drip? Does it stop with ppi? Its silence reflux, no heart burn ever, what nee
ENT: Need evaluation by ENT to look for vascular malformation in nasal passages. They may need to cauterize some vessels or some other treatments. Also make sure your blood pressure is under control as this may also contribute. Make sure you are hydrated and have enough humidity in your bedroom. ...Read more
Headache since friday afternoon. It seems to be right across my forhead. It seems to go worse when there is noise or light also or sit or stand?
I had a pilonidal cyst removed& a wound vac placed it used to make noise but is now silent except periodically it makes noise is this normal?
Yes can shut off: There are times that we will set a vac to intermittent suction as well. The purpose is to stimulate granulation tissue to form or promote faster healing. That would also explain the vac shutting on and off. ...Read more
Since having my son, I can push one of my bottom ribs in a tiny bit and then it pops out. It sounds like a popping noise. No pain. What is this?
Floating rib: You are possibly pushing on your bottom rib, a so-called floating rib. Because it is not directly anchored to the breastbone it sometimes can be more mobile than your other ribs. ...Read more
Since the last 6 months I'm having issues with falling asleep at night. My neighbor stays up until 2 am and make sudden noises. I feel tired. Any help?
I heard rushing water for few seconds about a month ago. No sound source. No exposure to loud noise. Nothing since then. Could it be one off tinnitus?
Since a young age my joints have made noises very easily, does this mean I'm going to get arthritis when I'm older?
No: If the popping/noise is painful, I would seek medical evaluation to accurately answer your question. If not, then the answer is no and is a common misconception. "making your joints pop" is poorly understood, but may be from forcing air or gas bubbles from one pocket of your joint to another and is not harmful over time or causative of arthritis as far as we know. ...Read more
Can ultra sounds (high frequency noises over 2000hz) damage our ear in any way? Since we can`t detect them at all. Same goes for infrasounds, below20hz
No evidence of it: There is no evidence that it can be harmful. ...Read more
Why my 3 year old scratches inside ears since birth she bleeds and there is a gushy noise wen she is scratching. Cries with frustration? Thank you.
Ear issue: Tough to say why she scratches inside her ear to the point of bleeding. Have her see a Pediatric ENT dr, to get a full examination of the ear canal. She may have a skin conditions "Inside" her ear that is constantly itching her, and until the dermatitis is treated, she will be itching. Best wishes. ...Read more