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I can sometimes hear my pulse in my ear. Does this mean that I am having an aneurysm?

I can sometimes hear my pulse in my ear. Does this mean that I am having an aneurysm?

No: It is pretty common for people to hear a "pulse" in their ears. If anything it is more consistent with a blockage in the carotid arteries...Not an aneurysm. If it persists, it would be worth while getting a carotid ultrasound to evaluate the arteries. ...Read more

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How do I find out why can I hear my pulse in my ear?

How do I find out why can I hear my pulse in my ear?

Arteries: Several arteries that pump blood run fairly close to the ear canal. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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I can hear my pulse constantley in my right ear. Should i be worried?

I can hear my pulse constantley in my right ear. Should i be worried?

Check BP: If your blood pressure is normal, it's probably ok. We have blood vessels in our head that are supposed to pulsate. Could be wax plugging your ear. If it goes away when you are busy doing things or feeling more relaxed, that would be a good sign. ...Read more

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My throat feels tight and I hear my pulse in my ear at times.What can be the cause of this? I've had it for a couple of months, endoscopy was clear.

My throat feels tight and I hear my pulse in my ear at times.What can be the cause of this? I've had it for a couple of months, endoscopy was clear.

See ENT: get your ear and throat checked for some toxin, pathogen or allergen as the cause. Rule out the presence of mold toxins. Rule out blood vessel issue ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
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Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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Im 21 weeks pregnant and hear a constant pulse or heartbeat in my ear is this common I've been to an ENT he thinks its because of excess blood flow in my main vein its driving me crazy with this go away

Im 21 weeks pregnant and hear a constant pulse or heartbeat in my ear is this common I've been to an ENT he thinks its because of excess blood flow in my main vein its driving me crazy with this go away

Relax!!: Yes, the excess fluid in your body can cause you to hear otherwise unnoticeable happenings in your body (ever wonder what the sound of food moving through your gut sounds like? You will). However you may also be hearing the clenching of your jaw muscles. I often explain these sounds as like a distant freeway. Ask your dentist if a hard night guard would help. Many other jaw problems come from this. ...Read more

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I can hear my heart beat in my ear. It freaks me out. Why am i hearing my pulse in my ear?

I can hear my heart beat in my ear. It freaks me out. Why am i hearing my pulse in my ear?

Very common: Usually not a sign of a significant problem. Changing position usually helps. Be sure to get your blood pressure checked to be sure that is not an issue. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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