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Whooshing Sound In Ear
Can low iron and being slightly anemic cause "whooshing" sound in ears. If so, will it go away once my iron levels are back to normal.
Not so much: The whooshing sound in your ears implies pressure in the ears, infection, hypertension, or a blood vessel that may be laying across your hearing mechanism. Of course, there can be many other causes, but anemia or low iron would not be on my list of explanations for this type of symptom. If it has only been a short time, great. This could be viral. If it's been a long time, you may need a workup.. ...Read more
I find it hard to sleep due to the whooshing sound in my ear. It is very annoying. What is it and what can I do to make it go away?
Can a lot of sedation given for a tee echo test have caused my whooshing sound in my ear the next day, it sounds like a hissing sound.
Usually not: Some patients who have tee have loud murmurs. Sometimes the patient can hear this murmur as the turbulent blood rushes up the neck. Discuss this with your doctor (s). ...Read more
I have been experiencing whooshing sounds in left ear for at least 6 months. The sound goes away when I press my jugular/ carotid area.?
Rule Out Tinnitus: 29 year old lady w/ whooshing in ear of 6 months duration. Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear that cannot be heard by an objective observer. The most important determination with tinnitus is to rule out pulsatile tinnitus which can be caused by vascular abnormalities in the neck. You should get a full exam from your physician ASAP and see an ENT. Most common cause NIHL Noise Induced Hearing Loss. ...Read more
Can Cold/Sinus congestion cause a whooshing sound in your ears (my right ear) in certain positions like bending my head forward/towards the right?
Yes it can...: Fluid accumulated in your ears due to congestion can cause this type of symptoms. Usually with plenty of fluids and decongestants gets better in a matter of a few days. ...Read more
Can sinus infection cause weird noises from nose while awake and whooshing sound in right ear when I bend over? I take steam sometimes and not on meds
Yes and yes: Congestion of nasal passages can cause noises like wheezes. If you have congestion that affects your ears that too may also cause unusual sounds especially when you change position of your head. ...Read more
Evaluation: You should see ENT to be evaluated and have CT to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Left temple area feels swollen hurts my left eye is read & watering, when I cough my head hurts worse and I hear a whooshing sound in left ear 35yr f?
Ihave a whooshing sound in my ear that seems to correlate with my heartbeat I have neck pain tachycardia chest pain intermittent. What can cause this?
Pulsatile Tinnitus: It is hearing heart sounds in one ear or in both ears. Usually the cause is hardening of the arteries including the ones close the ears. Turbulance of blood inside of those arteries (arteriosclerotic) increase because of decreased elasticity of these arteries. High blood pressure make you hearing your heart beats louder. Keep bp and cholesterol under control so the whooshing does not get louder. ...Read more
I'm hearing a whooshing sound in my left ear. Its not all day but I most often hear it when I yawn, lay down, or turn my head. What could it be?
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I can hear this pulse/whooshing sound in my left ear mostly at night. Sometimes happens through the day. Should I be worried? What can I do to stop it?
It means blood is: Circulating into your head (brains). You want to hear it as long as you're alive! You need to not tunE into it as much, just like hearing your heart beat! If you didn't hear it, then you should really be worried! Don't get anxious over it. When it's quiet at night, it's more audible. It's a good thing! Use white noise of waves or nature sounds to distract you if irritates or worried by it. ...Read more
I'm hearing a slight deep "whooshing" sound in my right ear, almost like fluid (my ear is dry), and it coincides with movement- especially when I jump?
Still may be fluid: If you swam or showered, a thin layer of liquid can adhere to the tympanic membrane or ear drum and cause this sensation. Or some fluid can ooze out of tissue and be behind (inside) the eardrum. The outside the ear drum liquid should go away on it's own. And often the inner liquid will also resolve. If pain occurs or the whoosh doesn't clear after a week, have a doctor examine your ear. ...Read more
Dizziness, light headed, feel like I'm going to vomit when I stand up. Also whooshing/white sound in my ear. What's wrong?
Impossible to tell: By your description - you need to be evaluated in person. Go seek medical care. ...Read more
I have a whooshing sound in my left ear. Also feels like that ear is clogged and have a lot of sinus pressure on that side. What's the sound??
Ear sound: It may be that you have too much earwax in your ear (s). There may be a feeling of fullness on that side and decreased hearing. There are over the counter ear wax removal kits that you can try with drops that soften the wax and a bulb syringe to flush it out the ear. You can also see an ENT specialist to check your ears or if you have fever, pain in your ears, discharge from the ears. ...Read more
I get a whooshing sound in my right ear and rt side of head feels tight. Also pain in forehead like sinus. Been v anxious for 7 months. Anxiety?
Medical exam: There are many possible causes. Before attributing your symptoms to anxiety, a medical exam is in order to rule out possible medical conditions. However, if you have been suffering from anxiety for 7 months, you should be getting treatment for anxiety. Get a medical workup to rule out medical conditions, and see a mental health professional for help with anxiety. ...Read more
Pulsating, whooshing sound & fullness in left ear ~1 wk. Intensifies upon standing or moving quickly. Chest/nasal congestion ~6.5 wks. Suggestions?
Is it normal to hear your heartbeat while lying face down on the bed? I hear a slight whoosh or air sounds in my ear when I bend over.
My ear has had a ringing and whooshing sound for weeks now. Not pain but very annoying. What can I do on my own to alleviate?
Multiple things: The first could be wax build up in the ears, and the sound is created by slight movement in the tympanic membrane (ear drum). Or it could be a sign of high blood pressure. Or tinnitus which is a fancy name for noise/ringing in the ears. This is caused by many of things I mentioned before as well as age related damage. You could visit your doctor/ENT/Neurologist to help figure out the exact cause. ...Read more
There are quite a: Few things that can cause a noise like wind to be present in your ear. I assume you are not standing outside without ear muffs. Usually it is caused by wax build up but there are vascular and nervous system causes that can be more serious. If it persists you should be seen by an ENT or neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Fluid in ear: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease, tinnitis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a problem with my ears they have ringing sound all the time is thier something take or do?
Meniere's Disease: Ringing in the ears is usually due to a condition called meniere's disease. Unless you are taking a lot of aspirin, this is usally the cause for ringing. You should have a good ENT evaluation and possibly a good audiological evaluation. There may be some medications to help lessing this and perhaps a hearing aid. May want to get your thyroid checked as well. Best to you. ...Read more
What happened to my ears? I can't explain but it does feels like when you are inside the air plane. Like there is covered the sounds
Was exposed to very loud sound in cinema for few hours, how can I know if my ears have not been damaged? Can injury shows later when I get older?
Noise: See ENT. Have audiogramGet a more detailed answer ›
Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones and I had pain and reduction of hearing but I feel better now, do I still need to go Dr?
Avoid loud noises: After one episode of exposure to very loud noise, if you feel like your hearing is normal, you probably don't need to see an audiologist. But, the well-known cause of premature reduced hearing is repeated exposure to loud noises, such as loud music, factory work, working around loud engines. Turn down the volume on the headphones and if you get pain, take them off. Give your ears a break to heal. ...Read more
Two possibilities: Your eustachian tube can be too open. It normally stays closed and opens with pressure changes or swallowing. If it is open always, it can cause you to hear your own breath sounds. It should get better with lying down. Or you could have a superior semicircular canal dehiscence, which means a compartment of your inner ear has a hole in it. It will not make your symptom better with lying down. ...Read more
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