pulsatile tinnitus/glomus tumor?
I just had a 2 and 1/2 hour MRI of my brain and neck yesterday. I have had pulsatile tinnitus (hearing heartbeat in my ear most of the time) for about 2-3 years, and I finally went to an ear specialist a few weeks ago, and he ordered the MRI. Hopefully, it will be just because my carotid is laying on a bone, and transmitting the sound to my ear, but it could also be something like an A-V malformation, aneurysm, or something called a glomus tumor in my ear.
I'm curious if any of you have ever had pulsatile tinnitus, and was it ever one of these more unfortunate diagnoses??
My doc is well-known for his work with ears (haha..that sounds funny), but he said that regular tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can be age-related, but that pulsatile tinnitus doesn't come from aging.
Anyhow.....does anyone have any personal experience with this? Thanks.