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Hears Pulsating Noises (Definition)

Pulsating intracranial noises is a symptom in which a doctor can hear a pulsing sound (blood flow) on a person's head, using a stethoscope, which may be due to an abnormal blood vessel inside the head. Sometimes, a person can hear pulsating sounds inside his own head, which are abnormal if they are very strong ...Read more


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My Intercranial hypertension is getting worse (the pulsating gets louder as pressure rises). I'm lightheaded almost 24/7, could IIH cause this?

My Intercranial hypertension is getting worse (the pulsating gets louder as pressure rises). I'm lightheaded almost 24/7, could IIH cause this?

How do you know: if the intracranial pressure is rising? Normal pressure is 20 CM H2O or less (as measured at the time of a spinal tap) ICH usually produces blurred vision on reclining with or without a diffuse headache. Symptoms resolve immediately with removal of enough spinal fluid to bring the pressure back down to 20 or less. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intracranial hemorrhaging?

What are the symptoms of intracranial hemorrhaging?

Intracranial bleedin: Among the symptoms are sudden onset of severe headache, difficulty thinking clearly, loss of consciousness, seizure, alteration of vision or motor ability. ...Read more

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What is intracranial pressure?

What is intracranial pressure?

Pressure on brain: Intracranial pressure relates to the contents of the skull, including brain, spinal fluid and blood. The pressure will vary with posture and an increase in any of the contents, such as brain swelling from trauma, bleeding or an excessive build up of spinal fluid or blockage in the normal path from formation to exit from the skull. ...Read more

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Could intracranial pressure be treated?

Could intracranial pressure be treated?

High or low?: Low CSF pressure is treated differently than high. Treat the underlying cause (eg CSF leak following lumbar puncture) Raised ICP if due to an imbalance of CSF production vs resorption is typically treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Zonegran, Topamax (topiramate) or Diamox. Rarely is surgery (optic nerve fenestration or shunting done unless the increased ICP is due to a blockage of CSF flow ...Read more

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I want to know if a person can die of Intracranial hipertension ? (IIH)

I want to know if a person can die of Intracranial hipertension ? (IIH)

Relatively safe: Intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerebri, is a condition that often causes headaches and blurred vision. It is normally diagnosed by opening pressure on spinal tap and treated with medication. I have never heard that it can cause death. It's major disabling symptoms are headache and sometimes altered vision. ...Read more

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My gum feels like it is pulsating. Help?

My gum feels like it is pulsating. Help?

A few things : It could be that you have gum disease in that area or a bad tooth. A tooth with a cavity usually is characterized as a pulsating pain. Have a dentist evaluate the teeth in this area and the gums. ...Read more

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I have pulsating chestpain on the left side. ?

I have pulsating chestpain on the left side. ?

See your doctor: If this is new and you do not know what is wrong see your doctor. Of course you would want to get your heart checked if this occurs after simple exercise especially if you are an athlete. If your heart is beating fast find out why it is doing this as well. Often times it is anxiety often called a panic attack in your age bracket, but get checked to know for certain. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What else could a pulsating stomoch mean besides an anyourism?

What else could a pulsating stomoch mean besides an anyourism?

Aorta?: Almost everyone who is not seriously overweight can feel his/her aorta in the abdomen at the level of the belly-button. A lean young man who gets into a really good cardiovascular shape may notice it for the first time and wonder. Any concern, ask your personal physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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My vulva pulsates on left side? Why

My vulva pulsates on left side? Why

Cannot diagnose: You need to be examined. See a doctor and get a thorough evaluation. Would probably go see your gynecologist for this evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more