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Edgewood, MD
A 41-year-old female asked:

Had hiccups lasting less under 5 mins, during which rt ear first made a tone, felt full then there was a pounding/heart beat sound for 1-2 mins. have gotten ear thing in past but rarely 1-2 year. worry some? is it pulsatile tinnitus? normal bp 105/65?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
It could have been transient pulsatile tinnitus, but ear drums can occasionally twitch just as a skeletal muscle does. Unless you have frequent and more longlasting episodes,I wouldn't go for a check on this at this time.
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