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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing pulsatile mass in my abd.I noticed it a year ago, it has gotten larger and the pulse is stronger. The pulse is very visible.
Very concerning: Is you doctor aware of this? If you are very thin it may be normal but a far more concerning issue is that of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is a bulging of your aorta, the main vessel in your body, and can is fatal if it ruptures. You need to get this examined and need an ultrasound or CT scan ordered by your doctor. Do this as soon as possible. ...Read more
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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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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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
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 am suffering from pulsatile hearing loss without vertigo, lower frequencies worstly effected and eustatians are usualy blocked, help me?
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