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I hear swooshing noises in my ear. I also get lighthead. Do I need a carotid ultrasound?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Wouldn't hurt

Better be safe and see doctor.

In brief: Wouldn't hurt

Better be safe and see doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Maybe

There are quite a few things which could be going on.
I would start with an evaluation by a good internist. A careful history and examination will reveal where to go from there. A carotid ultrasound may indeed be prudent along with some other testing. Until you get in the office, record your blood pressure and heart rate a few times a day. If things are severe, go to er. Best wishes!

In brief: Maybe

There are quite a few things which could be going on.
I would start with an evaluation by a good internist. A careful history and examination will reveal where to go from there. A carotid ultrasound may indeed be prudent along with some other testing. Until you get in the office, record your blood pressure and heart rate a few times a day. If things are severe, go to er. Best wishes!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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