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Ear ringing

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Any idea of what causes ear ringing or how to make it stop?

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Lots of things can cause it:

Tinnitus is a reported symptom of the following medical conditions but not limited too:

Metabolic Disorders: Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Anemia

Autoimmune Disorders: Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia

Blood Vessel Disorders: High Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis

Psychiatric Disorders: Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Vestibular Disorders: Ménière's Disease,Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Otosclerosis

Tumor-Related Disorders (very rare): Acoustic Neuroma, Vestibular Schwannoma, other tumorous growths

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Thanks I have at least 3 of those disorders so that explains it. When I went to see a Doc She said she didn't see anything

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Mine seems to be related to my sinus problems and possibly my anxiety issues, mine is more like rushing wind rather than ringing though

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Interesting. Have you ever had ear problems before anxiety/sinus issues. I never had ringing like this so I'm pinning it on anxiety

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I would say that if it interferes with your day to day life than I would ask to maybe see a ENT doctor. I also have it in my right ear and really only notice it when i'm by myself or in a really quiet space.

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Thank You

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I've had sinus and ear problems most of my life, from ear infections to abscesses on the eardrum itself when I was younger, and I have had two bad bouts of Labyrinthitis (viral infection of the inner ear, it brings on vertigo and sickness) in the last couple of years, I have noticed since then that the tinnitus has become worse, during the day it is not really noticeable when I am out and about because of background noise etc, but becomes more noticeable when I have a blocked nose or when suffering an anxiety attack.

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I have a history of ear infections as a child... also my biological father went deaf in one ear. So far I'm following behind him with everything from acid reflux, anxiety, tumor, ear issues, and the list goes on smh

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