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I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

Tinnitus: 2 seconds every month seems like a rare event to me. It's unlikely that ringing sound is fetal heartbeat. If worried, time rate of ringing sound. Fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute or 2-3 beats per second. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/basics/definition/con-20021487 for more info. ...Read more

Stethoscope (Definition)

This device invented by laennec enables a physician to hear the focused sounds made within the body. The bell, diaphragm, and earpieces have changed much in history bt the principles are the same. It's still an amazing instrument. Now that the head mirror has become hard to find, the stethoscope is perhaps the most iconic ...Read more


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Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Can you hear your baby's heart beat with a  stethoscope at 20 weeks? I'm thin.

Almost never: A person with training can sometimes hear fetal heart tones with a stethoscope, but not commonly. If you don't hear anything, it certainly doesn't mean anything bad. ...Read more

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I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

Tinnitus: 2 seconds every month seems like a rare event to me. It's unlikely that ringing sound is fetal heartbeat. If worried, time rate of ringing sound. Fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute or 2-3 beats per second. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/basics/definition/con-20021487 for more info. ...Read more

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I heard baby's heart beat at 9 w 1 day .It was 173 bpm.I am 12 weeks today.Wat are the chances of miscarriage after hearing a strong heart beat.

I heard baby's heart beat at 9 w 1 day .It was 173 bpm.I am 12 weeks today.Wat are the chances of miscarriage after hearing a strong heart beat.

Very low: Although you could still have a miscarriage, hearing the heart beat at 9 weeks makes it very, very unlikely. It's in the range of 1 out of 100. You shouldn't be worried. Good luck! ...Read more

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What diagnostic tests are being used to measure heartbeats more accurate than stethoscope?

What diagnostic tests are being used to measure heartbeats more accurate than stethoscope?

Counting. : The oldest is the best to measure heart rate. Fingers on pulse and count for 10 or 15 or 30 seconds and multiply to get the hr for one minute. In the hospital, we place patients on telemetry. An ekg will give you a measure at one point, but wouldn't be necessary just to know heart rate. ...Read more

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Where on a woman's chest should you place a stethoscope to hear her heartbeat?

Where on a woman's chest should you place a stethoscope to hear her heartbeat?

Check below: A heart beat can be heard in different locations providing information according to the disorder. There are 4 basic points which correspond to the valve. A-Aortic P-Pulmonic T-Tricuspid and M-Mitral check the image. If you just want to hear the heart beat, likely anywhere in the left side, or carotid will provide a good sound. ...Read more

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While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

While laying on left side before going to sleep I can always hear my heartbeat without a stethoscope. Normal??

The Telltale Heart: You may hear your heart's pulsations transmitted/conducted from the soft tissues and vessels in your neck, but you won't be hearing what a stethoscope picks-up.With your head on your side, you are occluding the ear on that side,barring any outside noise or air movement to that ear.If it is reasonably quiet, the other ear won't be stimulated and the other ear will get magnified from within.Spooky! ...Read more

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What can cause a whooshing sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

What can cause a whooshing sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

Turbulent flow: Anything that is obstructing your flow and cause turbulence can explain this. Not common but can - Location of stenosis (coarctation of the aorta) - Aortic Stenosis - HOCM etc ...Read more

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Episodes of near passing out when sitting. Start to feel relaxed, then hearing is disturbed, warm euphoric feeling, slow heartbeat. What could it be?

Episodes of near passing out when sitting. Start to feel relaxed, then hearing is disturbed, warm euphoric feeling, slow heartbeat.  What could it be?

You're right: I know from your other question that you're wearing a 30 day event monitor. That's exactly the right thing to do! your symptoms certainly raise the question of an arrhythmia - more likely to be too fast than too slow at your age. The monitor will be able to confirm your heart rhythm when you're having symptoms. Press the button and note the time with symptoms you're experiencing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Recently started hearing heartbeat (not a whoosh but a beat) in my head when lying down. Stronger sound when lying on left side. What is causing this?

Could be nothing: But could be a symptom of carotid artery stenosis. Not to panic. Tell your doctor about it and let them listen to your neck for a bruit. They might order ultrasound of your neck to look at the carotid arteries as well, a non-invasive, not scary test. ...Read more

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Chances of missed miscarriage after hearing heartbeat at 8w3days? Heartbeat was 173bpm..

Chances of missed miscarriage after hearing heartbeat at 8w3days? Heartbeat was 173bpm..

If the fetus: was visualized sonographically with cardiac activity at 173bpm, there is no miscarriage. It won't increase or decrease the chance of subsequent miscarriage, however. ...Read more

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I keep hearing my heartbeat in my ear what causes that?

I keep hearing my heartbeat in my ear what causes that?

High blood pressure: Normally one doesn't hear their own heartbeat. However sound travels in the direction of (blood) flow & the only way it gets amplified is if there is more. That happens frequently (but not most of the time) with high blood pressure, or hypertension (also known as the silent killer, but perhaps u r lucky it's not silent in your case). See a doctor, get your blood pressure checked during an episode. ...Read more

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What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

What is this airflow sound in my head and hearing my heartbeat?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow or mattress, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more