What Causes My Pulsatile Tinnitus Symptoms?

What Causes My Pulsatile Tinnitus Symptoms?
Published on, 11 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I'm experienced a pulse-like, whooshing sound in your ear when you bend over or lay on your stomach and turn your head a certain way? This sound usually begins after a few seconds and lasts for around 10-15 seconds before fading away. I'm wondering if this is considered normal or if it might be classified as pulsatile tinnitus. Also, have you noticed if the sound is more pronounced at night?

Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Pulse-like, Whooshing Sound: Yes, I have experienced a pulse-like, whooshing sound in my ear when I bend over or lay on my stomach and turn my head a certain way.

 

Duration: This sound typically starts after a few seconds and lasts for around 10-15 seconds before fading away.

 

Concern: I'm unsure if this is considered normal or if it could be classified as pulsatile tinnitus.

 

Increased Loudness: I have noticed that the sound is particularly loud at night.it's nothing to worry about, it might be a temporary condition and will resolve on its own but if you already have a heart disease or neck vessels disease you should visit your doctor and if it lasts longer with time you should seek ENT consultation

 

Thanks

 


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Dr. Omar Sowilem

Otolaryngologist / ENT


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