Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
133 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for vertigo and tinnitus

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1978

Answered : 6704 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 17 Sep 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: hello,
I am a 75 year old female who has vertigo in the past,, but no recurrence in over 5 years. I had MRI, CT SCANS DOPPLER TESTS, NO abnormalities, no evidence of plaque...however, two days ago, I woke up and tried to et up and my head was spinning ; felt like vertigo again but it didn't last long....next day I heard echoing in my left ear...it frightened me for awhile because I couldn't understand why...today I am hearing a kind of constant "white noise like sound" in my left ear...no pain, just annoyance...shoud I consult a dr. will it go away...have had recent physical...no problems..on blood pressure medication but no other meds ( losartan and amlodopine) in good physical shape otherwise...b been under some mental stress
doctor
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
Brief answer.....your symptoms suggest that you are having tinnitus
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
You seem to be suffering from tinnitus.
Tinnitus means hearing the sound where no outside sound exists.
Although not a serious health issue but definitely a very annoying issue and this troubles maximum in night when outside sounds are quite less.
It can be caused by various things like....ear wax,ear infections,old age,blood pressure in itself,use of medicines like aspirin ( in large doses ),certain antibiotics and anti depressants etc.
Very rarely this problem can be causes by malformations of capillaries or acoustic neuroma etc.
You would need to consult an ENT doctor for investigations and examination.
Treatment plan can be instituted once you are evaluated thoroughly,
I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to  me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 4 hours later
Is it necessary to see a doctor if the sound stops. I am not having the sound in my ears now and the dizziness is not there but might it reappear
doctor
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 6 hours later
Hello,
You may wait if everything is all right now but would definitely need to see an ENT if symptoms return.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  MRI

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am 25 years old.I have two points in my MRI.1.Large posterocentral disc protrusion noted at L5-S1 causing moderate compression on bilateral...

doctor1 MD

I am 69 years, weight 80kg, height 66 inches.Have a problem in speech which is not clear and is slur . Not diabetic, always worried about my family...

doctor1 MD

I have a possible stress fracture in the base of my 3rd toe. MRI and X-ray showed stress reaction. I don t know if that means full stress fracture....

doctor1 MD

I had a very large glomus jugulaire a few years ago on the right side ,i had major surgery followed by six weeks of radiotheraphy .Afew months ago...

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in...

doctor1 MD

I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov...