Hi All –
Question! In Oct '16 my mother (58) had been complaining of a “ringing noise” in her left year and MAJOR headaches. She went to many doctors and in March '17 they finally her got a CT scan and angiogram and they diagnosed her with the fistula. In April '17 she had the Embolization surgery to fix the fistula with coils. She was in the hospital for 3 days post surgery. Immediately post surgery, the ringing noise was gone and the headaches went away. WOOHOO
Doctors next steps were to have her come back in July '17 and do another angiogram to make sure the procedure they did worked successfully and that the blood is flowing properly.
Now being June '17 – maybe I am just freaking out (I tend to overthink things) my mom called me today 6/13/17 and said while she was napping while lying down on her left side, she heard a little bit of ringing in her left ear again. She said she had to “pay attention” to actually hear it. Where as before the surgery it was constant and was super loud. Is this something to be concerned about? Since the surgery she’s only heard a ringing noise once. I just assumed that if all the previous symptoms were gone, it was a good thing. Worries me now that 2 months later it randomly came back… I’m going to check in with her to see if it continues to happen…
I guess we will know forsure more next month when she gets her angiogram, but any insights or personal experiences would be helpful!