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What can I take for a headache that won't cause pulsatile tittinitus to get worse?

What can I take for a headache that won't cause pulsatile tittinitus to get worse?

Tylenol is good: If it is a tension headache, acetaminophen (also called Tylenol) often works very well. This is unlikely to worsen pulsatile tinnitus. If you believe that your headache is actually caused by the pulsatile tinnitus, though, that is something that should be evaluated by a doctor in person. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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How concerning is pulsatile tinnitus?

How concerning is pulsatile tinnitus?

Need a diagnosis: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually an awareness of the carotid artery pulsation next to the cochlea (inner ear). Even at age 46, it is wise to have a vascular surgeon make sure you do not have any disease of the carotid artery ...Read more

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How can I stop pulsatile tinnitus?

Depends: Really depends on the cause of the pulsatile tinnitus. Need it discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pulsatile tinnitus?

How dangerous is pulsatile tinnitus?

Vascular work-up: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually the result of awareness of the carotid artery pulsation adjacent to the inner ear. It probably is not serious, but I would advise a vascular surgeon evaluate the problem for the rare but possible abnormality of the carotid artery in that area. ...Read more

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Can you die from having pulsatile tinnitus?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is the most dangerous kind of tinnitus and may have a vascular source. The best course of action is to visit a doctor in person and get a physical examination. The physician will determine what tests and labs you need. ...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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I got pulsatile tinnitus 3 mos. ago and again 3 weeks ago. I still have it. I am 36, in great shape, and have no health history. Should I worry?

Pulsatile tinnitis: It's probably 'nothing' but it does warrant an exam by your doctor, an ENT, or a neurologist to rule out a range of relatively rare neuro vascular causes of this symptom. Often a clinician will get some imaging study of brain and cranial anatomy after a careful exam of blood pressure, carotid bruit, and the ears. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pulsatile tinnitus?

Diagnosis: I do not think you can prevent it, but you need to obtain a diagnosis to determine if there is an abnormality of the carotid artery that lies adjacent to the cochlea (inner ear). ...Read more

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Could back pain be from a pulsatile mass?

Could back pain be from a pulsatile mass?

Yes: An aortic aneurism, a dilation of the aorta can cause this but is generally asymptomatic until it ruptures in which case you wouldnt be writing this (generally) and is low probability at your age; otherwise there are many causes of back pain and the vast majorty are musculoskeltal. ...Read more

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