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When I Turn My Head I Hear A Swishing Sound
So dificult: I can't really tell you matter of fact whether there are voices or not. I do take care of patients with problems and i tell them one comforting thing. If you are in my office asking me if what you are experiencing is abnormal, the chances are, you know what normal is. The most disturbed people I have seen argue that they do not have a problem, the people around them do. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Sometimes blockages within the arteries of the neck can cause "swishing" sounds. The medical term for this is a "bruit". In the neck this is most often from the carotid artery. The sound is created by turbulence in the blood vessel created when the blood is flowing past a blockage / narrowing. A very simple and non-invasive test for narrowing in the carotid arteries is a carotid ultrasound. ...Read more
Not Tumor: It is most likely loose muscles or tendons or both. ...Read more
When I turn my head it sounds like grinding sand in my neck. It doesn't hurt, but I can hear it. Any idea what's wrong?
Neck "noise": This is a common experience for many people. It is usually associated with degeneration (think about arthritis) in the neck. This often results with normal aging but is also often the result of sports related injuries or the result of heavy manual labor. The problem can be worse when osteoporosis/osteopenia is present. ...Read more
When ever i touch the area above the hole on my ear it hurts, and i shake my head and hear a swishing sound in my right ear. Will this go away soon?
Otitis externa?: Your symptoms suggest an infection in the ear canal. You do not mention ear drainage. See a doctor and the ear canal can be cleaned out and treated with a topical antibiotics. ...Read more
Arthritis: This usually represents some arthritis in the neck. The sound comes from the vertebrae not moving smoothly as you turn your head. or flex neck. It may not be present all the time and there does not have to be any pain involved. If you start to have pain and cracking see your doctor. It is important to set your car headrest so the neck cannot snap way back. Protect your neck from jerking movements. ...Read more
Tinnitus?: May be a middle ear infection or eardrum condition. A visit to your physican and some auditory testing may be in order. ...Read more
Since yesterday, all the sounds I am hearing has been harsh and loud to me, my head feels a little hot also, why is that?
Hello good afternoon! my question is why i hear like a drum sound inside my head? It happened every day when i woke up in the morning.
Well here is my question, I have been having this feeling of fluid trickling down the back side of my head from top to bottom and I hear a sound?
Many causes : A symptom like this requires face to face evaluation and more detailed information and examination, please see your physician and let him evaluate you and direct you to the best course of action. ...Read more
Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?
Could be nothing: But could be a symptom of carotid artery stenosis. Not to panic. Tell your doctor about it and let them listen to your neck for a bruit. They might order ultrasound of your neck to look at the carotid arteries as well, a non-invasive, not scary test. ...Read more
Episodes of tightness in head accompanied by swishing sounds in hearing and narrowed vision like may pass out. Lasts 60-90 seconds. No part trigger.
Need to be seen : You need to see a doctor. Your pre-syncopal symptoms (the sensation that you are about to pass out) can be from anything. Arrhythmias, migraines, seizures, intracranial lesions, and panic attacks can all cause your symptoms. See a doctor asap. ...Read more
Movement?: Is it based on movement or stretching - can anyone else hear it when you move? It is important to know about full symptoms before giving you advice. ...Read more
I am hearing cracking sound in my neck without any pain it happens when turning head from right to left?
Sounds: Of crepitations without pain or swelling should not be a cause for concern. Indication of early degenerative joint that is consistent with advancing age ...Read more
Hear a popping sound in my head like air bubble. Sometimes I feel like there's something outstretched in it. It hurts sometimes.
Don't know: But when I hear patients describe popping sounds, the first thing I check out are the TM joints for displacing meeniscus. Pain associated with the TM joints suggests that there is an unresolved infection. Get checked by an ENT for both TM joints and ears. ...Read more
Sometimes when I'm laying down I'll hear a fizzing sound in the back of my upper neck by my head. Lasts a few seconds and doesn't hurt. What is this?
Maybe: More likely you have high bp. Get checked. ...Read more
Sounds bizarre but i keep hearing a crunching sound at back of my head when i walk, just wondering why?
Osteoarthritis: Popping sounds can sometimes heard when muscle or tendon slides over a bony bump. Joint changes such as traumatic, degenerative (osteoarthritis), and inflammation as you turn your neck often produce noises. A courser grinding or crunching may indicate more advanced changes in the surfaces of one or more joints. If pain associated with noise physical therapy and anti-inflammatory agents can help. ...Read more
MY HEAD HURTS ALWAYS WHENEVER I HEAR METAL RUB .I cant stand the sound of metal especially iron.IT HURTS MY HEAD SO BAD.
Not: a medical condition i would try to avoid the sounds which bother you.. ear plugs might help.. ...Read more
I'm a runner And just today I was running and I started to hear a clicking sound in the back of my head I'm getting really worried ?
Head clicks: I've seen this complaint before, and it always seems to be a mystery and it's never been anything scary (like a tumor). HOWEVER, I always check everything out. Possibilities include ear canal (wax can cause amplified internal sounds), joint issues in cervical spine, temporomandibular joint problems, and of course, brain issues. See your provider and ease off on running until then. ...Read more
I hear a clicking or snapping sound in the back of my head but it's not when I'm walking its usually when I'm still? I can also feel it, no pain.
Displacing disc: possilble explanation is a displacing disc in either the TM joints or in the cervical joints due to disc laxity. See a neurologist. ...Read more
I hear a gurgling sound at base of head where my neck/head meet, like a small gurgle or small air bubbles passing through thin area when laying still.
Gurgle: Your esophagus traverses your neck and ends up meeting your stomach underneath the diaphragm on your left side. Air and fluid may gurgle, nothing to worry about. Stay calm and carry on. ...Read more
I hear a rushing sound and feel a sensation of fluid in the back of neck going to the base of my head sometimes for years please tell me what this is?
No worries: I have heard this phenomenon described by many patients. It is nothing to worry about. I believe it to be coming from movement of the neck joints. These include joints between the skull and the first neck bone called the atlas, and a pair of facet joints at every disc level below that. That's a lot of joints that move, potentially resulting in a sound or fluid sensation. ...Read more
When I walk I have been hearing a swishing sound coming from the back of my neck/head area. Only hear when walking.
Few possibilites.: without an exam, I can only give general information. Hair or clothing moving, sinus and ear congestion are a few possibilities. ...Read more
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