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What causes constant lightheadedness with thumping sound in the ear?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka


Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I suffer from:
1. Lightheadedness (constant) - sitting or standing
2. when I move my head I hear drums or like someone is knocking
my blood pressure is at the moment 123/73
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I carefully passed through your question and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to an inner ear disorder.

Cervical spondylarthrosis (chronic degeneration of the cervical spinal column) can not be excluded either.

Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with an ENT specialist for a careful physical exam and labyrinthine tests to rule in/out possible inner ear disorder.

A cervical spine X ray study would also help investigate for cervical spondylarthrosis.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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