A 30-year-old female asked:
c/o doppler heartbeat sound in left ear worse with turning head but stops when pressing on carotid artery. ent says ears are perfect?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Vascular prob or BP: Your ears ARE perfect - they are hearing the quiet sounds of your heartbeat in the internal carotid artery (next to ear). When you turn your head or press on your neck, you are restricting that flow, hence the changes in the intensity of the sound. The most common cause for this is high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Other vascular causes are rare. Get your BP checked & keep a log book of Sx
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
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