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What causes whoosh sound on the head with vertigo?

age 62, 5 foot 10 inches, 230 lbs, large medical history including implanted defibrillator, bout with C-diff, ehrlichiosis, and knee replacement. My question involves my head. Often there is a whoosh sound that I have determined is connected to left/right eye movement. It causes a small adrenalin rush and sometimes a small attack of vertigo. (sorry for mispellings). They will not happen with my eyes closed and I move my eyes (odd). I can have them follow rapidly and could end up with 60 a minute. A CAT scan showed nothing but a huge nasal blockage from mold allergy which led to surgery (walking disaster area?). I ve seen neurologist, ENT, eye docs. Had sleep study. I do not have sleep apnea however I do not have REM sleep, another concern I m investigating. Any avenues I could explore?
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
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Hello,

You have history of vertigo and nasal blockage, knee replacement and implanted defibrillator. Good to know that rest of the reports are normal. Since you have vertigo and now are hearing whoosh sound, it could be tinnitus. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT and get treated for vertigo.

Your ENT will tell you to do MRI, CT and Audiology test done to detect the degree of tinnitus you are affected with. If neglected dizziness (vertigo) can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. Get treated at the earliest.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What causes whoosh sound on the head with vertigo?

Hello, You have history of vertigo and nasal blockage, knee replacement and implanted defibrillator. Good to know that rest of the reports are normal. Since you have vertigo and now are hearing whoosh sound, it could be tinnitus. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT and get treated for vertigo. Your ENT will tell you to do MRI, CT and Audiology test done to detect the degree of tinnitus you are affected with. If neglected dizziness (vertigo) can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. Get treated at the earliest. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician