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Feeling pulse in the ear while standing or bending over. Do I have pulsatile tinnitus?

I can hear my pulse in my ear, especially when quickly standing or when bending over. A GP declared the chances of pulsatile tinnitus acting as the causation for something serious is so minute, that a referral for imaging testing would be a waste of money (I am absent health insurance). He stated the chances of severity as less than 1/10 of one percent. Is this true?
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding feeling of pulse in ear and tinnitus. As you said that you can hear your heart sound in your ear , this along with pulsatile tinnitus indicates that your tinnitus is of vascular origin.

So for treatment point of view one should investigate you for-

1- Lipid profile.

2- S.G.P.T., Prothrombin time,

3- color Doppler study.

4- Audiometry (pure tone & Impedance audiometry).

I hope all above investigations along with findings of clinical examination by their clinical co-relation one may made suitable diagnosis that ay be manage accordingly.

Answered: Sat, 16 Nov 2013
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