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Pulsatile Tinnitus In One Ear
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
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?
Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more
Acute ringing in ear (tinnitus) last 24 hrs. Also weird "buzzing" sensation in head. Not quite vertigo though. Does this sound like Meniere's ?
Tinnitus: Tinnitus or "ringing" or "buzzing" in the ears are common symptoms which can be short lived or chronic. It is associated with hearing loss. Sudden onset tinnitus can occur in patients with noise exposure or ear infections. If symptoms persist or worsen over 3 or more weeks, it is recommended to see your doctor for an evaluation. In the absence of vertigo Meniere's is less likely. ...Read more
Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?
See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more
Ear infection: Without knowing anything more or able to perform a physical exam, your symptoms are suggestive of acute ear infection. Try decongestant and auto-insufflation maneuver to "pop" ears. if no relieve or symptoms worsening, you may need medical decongestion and antibiotics. ear infection or inflammation can cause tinnitus, headache and decreased hearing. When its one-sided, its better to see ENT. ...Read more
Not hallucination: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom of an underlying condition. It is a common problem that tends to worsen with age and can be disruptive. It can be heard just by the sufferer or by others as well. Tinnitus can be caused by a few health conditions. A common cause is inner ear hair cell damage. If you have tinnitus, see your provider for evaluation and see an ENT for exam and audiometry. ...Read more
Yes: Jaw muscle dysfunction is the most common cause of jaw and ear pain, ear ringing and stuffiness. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit these symptoms. Try warm compresses over the jaws, antylenol or advil (ibuprofen). Consult an orofacial pain dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The inner ear: Eustachian tube and facial nerve all come together near the TMJ (tempormandibular joint). I would want to make sure there was no tumor in that region putting pressure on all three structures. If you were cleared by an ent, then i would check your tmj. We have successfully treated patients with all these symptoms after other more serious possibilities are ruled out. ...Read more
Yes: Costen syndrome is a TMJ abnormality characterized by tinnitus, vertigo, plugged ear, headache and pain in the ear. Usually due to a poor bite. Treatment consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, heat and exercise of the joint. Getting an orthodontist involved is also helpful. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: There are many different things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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