Q&A: What could cause pulsating in my ears for weeks?

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I have had a pulsating in my ears for weeks, what could this be?

- Diane


Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD -

The most common causes for this would be anything from wax build-up to tinnitus, which often comes from sudden or chronic noise exposure. However, there is a potentially serious cause, although not common, involving plaque build-up in the arteries or aneurysms forming around the inner ear. For this reason, you should get this checked out by a physician.

--Jeffrey Scott Gorodetsky, MD
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