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I have a mild tinnitus in my left ear which isn,t really a

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I have a mild tinnitus in my left ear which isn,t really a problem, I also get an an infrequent low frequency rumbling overall sound which I can sometimes feel as well as hear, when I ask friends if they too can hear the rumble - they cannot,
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
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Dr Basu : Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr Basu : First of all, you should get checked for high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Dr Basu : These two conditions can affect the ear blood vessels causing turbulent blood flow and hence the noise known as tinnitus.
Dr Basu : The next possibility will be some degree of hearing loss which can make noise louder in quiet environment like at night time.
Dr Basu : The next possibility, less likely but should be consider, possible brain tumor like Acoustic neuroma which can affect the nerve carrying the hearing perception.
Dr Basu : This requires a MRI scan of the brain to rule that out.
Dr Basu : Lastly, if everything is normal, this can be anxiety and stress related.
Dr Basu : You will benefit from a benzodizepine like Clonazepam 0.5 to 1 mg at bedtime daily.to calm down the very active nerves in the ear.
Dr Basu : I will suggest you to consult with an experienced ENT specialist for the above work up first.
Dr Basu : Best wishes,
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