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A 28-year-old female asked:

Really dizzy & this weird sound in my right ear.it's feels like i am hearing heart beat but it's a muffle. like when you listen to a baby's heart beat?

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Vertigo: Dizziness caused by inner ear problems. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Otitis: You may be sensing the skull vibration from the pulsation of your heart. This can happen when the middle ear space is full of fluid. Also, given your symptom of "dizzyness" I would recommend an ENT exam and possible tx with decongestant and antibiotics if bacterial otitis is suspected.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Vertigo: Sounds like you have developed vertigo, and I think likely from fluid on your ear. This explains why you are hearing your heart beat and the fluid will cause a pressure change that can refer to your balance gland. Get checked!
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Last updated May 4, 2018

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