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What Is Pulsatile Tinnitus Caused By A Bruit In The Carotid Systems
Bright white circle in cpangle on cerv spine MRI - what could it be? Neck/carotid mri/a were ok. Have pulsatile tinnitus+other sx.Wht shld nxt test b?
Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more
On cerv spine MRI is large circle of uptake in cpangle. What cld it b? Neck/carotid mri/a were ok. Have pulsatile tinnitus+other sx. Next step/test?
I am unable to help : As this is not my field of expertise. I have referred your question to our ENT surgeons, and I am hopeful one or more would be getting back to you with an answer. Good luck, and stay fit. ...Read more
Pulsatile tinnitus, spasms-cheek, eye, facial fullness, sharp pain or numb. All symptoms intermittent, unilateral rt side. Carotid mra ok. Possibilities?
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
Is it usual for the pulsatile tinnitus caused by IIH to go away when pressing on the neck, and return once you let go?
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?
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
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?
Likely benign: You are likely aware of carotid artery pulsations and NOT a reason to be concerned but discuss further with your doctor if this continues to worry you ...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
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
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