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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
When sitting to standing I get pressure in my head and pulsatile tinnitus in one ear. History of allergy issues but could this be something worse?
See your MD: The best advice to give is for you to see your MD in person. You need to have a careful history and a full exam, including orthostatic blood pressure measurements. Be careful about giving your own diagnosis such as pulsatile tinnitus in your description and instead describe your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Bilateral pulsatile tinnitus for a few months. Ears are fine, hearing test good. Scared something is really wrong. Could this just be a benign cause?
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 more
Age 64. (hissing tinnitus in left ear began about a year ago, but that isn't an issue. I've adapted to it.) developed pulsatile tinnitus in right e?
I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?
Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...Read more
Why is my pulsatile tinnitus from my IIH only in my right ear? And why some days is it less present than others?
Time for you to see an Ear, Nose, and throat specialist.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
I had pulsatile tinnitus last year. MRIs were negative. Now the blood flow behind my right ear is loud, though not pulsatile. Problem?
I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear and DX with IIH by LP. It goes away when I press on my neck. Why? Acetezolomide helped initially but not now
Insufficient data: Your question cannot be answered without knowing WHERE on your neck you press. I mean exactly, not just "left" or "right" or "front" or "back." ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear. I only hear it when I bend my neck a certain way. ENT says my ear is fine. What could cause this?
Need more info plz: When they say that your ear is "fine" does that mean that they checked it simply with an otoscope, made sure you were waxless, and then, sent you on your way? Or did they do some blood work, perhaps an audiogram, and perhaps, an MRI of your brain? Do you have headaches? How old are you, are you fertile, and does your vision dim? Wanna talk more 1-1? www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Would pulsatile tinnitus in right ear cause dizziness, if I gently press artery in neck I get even dizzier, so does coughing or any sort of pressure.?
Pulsatile Tinnitus: No, pulsatile tinnitus does not cause dizziness. But, the cause of the tinnitus may be associated with dizziness, that is, what causes one may contribute to the other. You should see an ENT and get to the bottom of your symptoms. They suggest increased pressure inside your head or turbulent blood flow in a large vessel. Both possibilities require tests, such an mri/mra and carotid artery doppler. ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?
Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach. Com ...Read more
Hi Eric. Maybe you can advice me or point to some other site for help. I live in new zealand n have had treatment for pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. My diagnosis was venous sinus stenosis. After stenting noise has almost gone from ear but I get really
Healthnavigator: Hi there. Venous sinus stenosis is pretty uncommon. Http://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz is a great NZ website which has good information on tinnitus but there isn't much patient information about your condition. I would suggest you talk more with the doctor who diagnosed you or see your GP for more advice. ...Read more
Pulsatile tinnitus, recent stabbing pain in inner ear right side, right side face pain, lightheaded, right side neck pain. Possible causes?
See an ENT: There are many possible causes of these types of symptoms. TMJ dysfunction, carotid stenosis and ear infection, just to name a few. However, pulsatile tinnitus mandates a medical investigation with radiological tests as well as blood-work. See an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Brief episodes of pulsatile tinnitus left ear only upon standing up? . Multiple normal 3t mri/a cta head neck for headaches. Normal BP and weigh.
Worrisome young heart hey, I had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. Not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. H
Hello.: Hello. You really are a worrisome young heart. I have felt/ heard my heart beating around my temples a number of times when I was really exerting myself. From what you describe he was well with no symptoms. Because he did not hear his heart for a few seconds, it may have been beating or may have had a brief pause. If your friend develops problems with irregular heart rhythm patterns in the future, he has chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, those would be definite reasons to see a doctor. What you are describing doesn't really sound abnormal. Take care. ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus in left ear, and significant tortuosity of the left upper internal carotid artery below the skull base. Is there a cure?
Anatomical variant: These findings are anatomical variants and can not be really treated. The tortuous internal carotid artery is not the reason for the pulsatilla timnitis. If the circle of Willis is clean - no intervention is necessary. If you are bothered by the tinnitus you could get a hearing test and find out where you hearing, you can then get tinnitis masker from your local ent ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus in right ear. I have been told there is no disease in carotid artery but the blood vessels are tortuous. Can I be cured?
Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, medications, infection, Meniere's, etc. See your physician for a complete evaluation. You might be referred toa neuro-otologist or ENT physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tinnitus. Html ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus. Even if pressing my jugular vein stops the sound in my ear, I can still hear my heart pounding in my head. What's going on?
Tinnitus: Need more info. Tinnitus means ringing in the ears and you say pounding. Please explain symptoms, intensity, frequency, duration, sudden or chronic, past history, medications, and your major concern. Otherwise see your doctor for chief complaint work up asap as best option. 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
Pulsatile tinnitus when turning head to right. Stops when pressing neck (probably vein). Worse in the morning. I don't hear it when on normal posture?
Hi, I have severe head pressure only when I lie down, goes away when upright, wakes me, stiff painful neck, pulsatile tinnitus, speech disturbances?
Had a head MRI for pulsatile tinnitus that showed a narrow vein but CT scan didn't. I've had PT over a year. Do I need a second opinion?
Yes.: Pulsatile tinnitus maybe caused by a dural fistula. Ct scan won't demonstrate this and I don't know what the 'narrow vein' is on the mri, but possibly a stenosed or occluded dural sinus. Only a vascular study of the brain will show this pathology. Any patient with pulsatile tinnitus and an abnormality on the MRI scan should proceed with a vascular study. An angiogram is the gold standard. ...Read more
What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?
As previously stated:
I do believe I answered this question because I remember seeing your smiling picture.....if that's you sending the question from "down under! " LOL
You describe symptoms seen in patients with IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). But please, don't keep us in suspense. Let's have an appointment and get more information? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment ...Read more
Pulsatile Tinnitus in right ear caused by antibiotics taken in Dec 2015 has not gone away. Will it resolve on own or should I see a doctor?
See a doctor: Yes if it is truly pulsatile I would have an evaluation with and ENT physician. Any other symptoms? ...Read more
Pulsatile tinnitus started in my right ear, when I was pregnant. Dint go after delivery, MRI was normal. If I press in neck it stops. Guide me further pl?
Yes, as a major biological event, you might have had some subtle vascular change with your pregnancy that results in your pulsatile tinnitus. Normal MRI not surprising - cause might be very small blood vessel - not visible on MRI.
Pressing your neck is problematic. While it is good to know you can stop it, and you should tell the doctor how, suggest don't do this - producing vascular change. ...Read more
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