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Why can I hear my heart beat in my ears sometimes

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tympanic artery: One common reason for being able to hear your heart rate is because you are hearing the bloos in the tympanic (eardrum) artery.
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Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Carotid Artery: The arteries of the head, specifically branches of the carotid artery, pass very close to the ear canal. When it is quiet, you can hear the echos of t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Normal.: It is normal to occasionally hear one's own heartbeat because the carotid arteries are very close to the ears and there is some 'internal travel' of t ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tingling: Tingling of the extremities is seen in peripheral neuropathy due to vit B12 deficiency. It can also be caused by alcohol abuse. Deficiencies of calciu ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Ears: We hear by 2 mechanisms: external sounds via air conduction and internal sounds by bone conduction. Normal anatomy: your carotid artery passes through ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Noises in your ear : you might start with a physical examination by a board certified otolaryngologist
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Possibilities: Include problems with blood pressure, anemia, dehydration. If you feel dizzy or faint or the symptoms persist more than a few seconds it may be worth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
These symptoms could: be from wax buildup in the ear canal or from fluid buildup inside the ear behind the drum. Either way, you should be evaluated by a health care provid ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Probably normal: If you hear/feel your heart beating when you stop exercising it is because your heart has been working harder to keep up with the increased demand of ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Normal: Your vessels are very close, but check blood pressure and see ENT to rule out pathology.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Pulstile tinnitus: What you describe sounds like what’s called “pulsatile tinnitus.” this is a rhythmic thumping or whooshing only you can hear, often in time with your ... Read More
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