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my right ear has a loud throbbing that is there all the ti

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my right ear has a loud throbbing that is there all the time
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
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The condition you describe is known as pulsatile tinnitus

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This is commonly present on one side and usualy has an underlying cause which can be identified

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A common cause in elderly patients is vascular stenosis that is blood vessels in head or neck area getting constricted.The disorderly blood flow produced due to this can cause the sound produced to be transmitted to the ear causing throbbing to be heard in the ear.

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Stenosis in blood vessels can occur due to formation of plaque in the blood vessels or it can less commonly be caused by condition called fibromuscular dysplasia

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Formation of aneurysms in the arteries of head and neck and especially dissecting aneurysms is another possible cause

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Anatomical variations in the anatomy of blood vessels may also be responsible

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Arterio-venous fistulas or intra cranial hypertension are other possible causes

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Investigations including DSA ( digital subtraction angiography), MRI, CT scan and doppler tests may be needed to diagnose the underlying cause.You need to see an ENT surgeon and a neurosurgeon to get the underlying cause diagnosed and treated.

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If you need to know anything or clarify anything you are welcome to ask and I would be happy to answer all your queries.

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