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What causes hearing a heartbeat/pulse rate in your head and ears? its more present when you are walking about or in a quiet place? i currently have a prolonged period which i am treating can that be the cause?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

If the sensation is a steady beat you're experiencing pulsatile tinnitus. It's usually not a serious issue but sometimes it's associated with high blood pressure or increased pressure within the brain. If it doesn't resolve after a prolonged and/or heavy period, I recommend having an evaluation& being advised by an ENT specialist & having your blood pressure checked. Also get checked for anemia.

Answered 9/13/2021

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Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran answered

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Being aware of the pule in your head and ears is common during exertion, anxiety etc and in not necessarily indicative of a heart "problem". However if you have had excessive blood loss and have become anemic as a result this could be an explanation. Strongly suggest that you consult a gynecologist for further guidance. Good luck.

Answered 9/14/2021

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