A member asked:

I can hear thru my left ear my heart beat and blood rushing into my head. what is happening?? never had before. scared

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Glenn Burns answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Could be aneurysm : How long have you had it? When does it occur? Could be simply hearing your own blood flow through your ear, especially when putting head on a pillow or muffling hearing to eliminate excess noise. If pervasive see doc to evaluate for possible aneurysm.

Answered 10/31/2015


Dr. Sameer Azhak answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Pulsatile tinnitus: Many things can cause this. Elevated blood pressure, plaque build up in the carotid arteries, muscular spasms of the muscles of the middle ear cavity, certain types of hearing loss, tumors. A detailed history and physical examination can aid a physician to properly investigate it.

Answered 4/23/2016



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