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I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

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, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more

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Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Today, laying down on right side with head on the pillow. I hear a ticking/popping noise inside ear/head. It stops and few min later comes back.

Anxious!: Your ears can hear all sorts of sounds when they are compressed. So try to shift the angle at which you are laying down and I expect the sounds will go away. Sometimes it is the beat of your heart which can be causing these popping sounds. Try to ignore, relax as it is nothing serious. Hope you caan sleep better now. ...Read more

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36 yo female slightly overweight, anxiety, bp borderline- is it normal to hear pulse loud in each ear when that ear is pressed on pillow laying down?

36 yo female slightly overweight, anxiety, bp borderline- is it normal to hear pulse loud in each ear when that ear is pressed on pillow laying down?

Yes: It is quite normal to hear the heartbeat under the circumstances you described.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How come I can hear my heartbeat in my ear when I put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

How come I can hear my heartbeat in my ear when I put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

No, physiology: Our hearing works by 2 mechanisms: air conduction (transmitted from external sounds) and bone conduction (transmitted from internal sounds). Normal anatomy: your carotid artery traverses the bone that makes up your inner ear. When you occlude your external auditory canal by lying down, you "turn off" air conduction allowing you to hear the always present but much softer bone conduction. ...Read more

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After running, I could hear my heartbeat in ears loudly. Also, I hear heartbeat when laying down with head on pillow in each ear. Is this normal?

After running, I could hear my heartbeat in ears loudly. Also, I hear heartbeat when laying down with head on pillow in each ear. Is this normal?

This may be entirely: Normal and is often related to a build up of ear wax. You might ask your health care provider to take a look and see as well as provide suggestions for cleaning. ...Read more

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When I put my right ear on the pillow I can hear heart beat or pulse?

When I put my right ear on the pillow I can hear heart beat or pulse?

Heart beat: When you place your ear on a solid or relative solid, the sound conduction through that solid is better than through air, so you may hear the heart. ...Read more

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Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Is this pulsatile tinnitus or just normal? I can hear my heartbeat loudly in both ears only at night when pressed against pillow at night. Thx

Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually linked to heartbeats and commonly of no concern. Piusatile tinnitus can be caused by intracranial tumors and vascular malformations. This is of concern. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ringing in ears and hearing loss (side: one side only). After sleeping with my ear rested on a pillow.?

I am experiencing ringing in ears and hearing loss (side: one side only). After sleeping with my ear rested on a pillow.?

Tinnitus: The combination of recent tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear, with or without vertigo symptoms, calls for an evaluation by a neurologist or otolaryngologist as one cause is a brain tumor called acoustic neuroma. A brain ct scan or mri is usually part of the evaluation. If no neuroma is suspected or found, you will still get expert advice regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heartbeat when I lie on the pillow with my ears folded (covering ear canal)? Is this because of the temporal arteries/veins near ear?

Why do I hear my heartbeat when I lie on the pillow with my ears folded (covering ear canal)? Is this because of the temporal arteries/veins near ear?

Sort of: When you lie on your side you may feel the artery pulsations in and around the ear structures but hearing the sound is not so common but it's possible that what you're hearing is the artery touching ear tissue with each beat. If These sensations are very marked, have your blood pressure checked but, more than likely, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How come when I try to sleep and put my head on my pillow, I hear a noise?

How come when I try to sleep and put my head on my pillow, I hear a noise?

Pulsing? Running h2o?: If pulsing, it would be transmitted heart sounds. If running water sound or ringing, then tinnitus ...Read more

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When I lay down on my pillow at night, I can hear and feel my pulse on my head. Like a vein is pulsuating. My BP is normal and so is heart rate?

When I lay down on my pillow at night, I can hear and feel my pulse on my head. Like a vein is pulsuating. My BP is normal and so is heart rate?

Superficial Artery: The superficial temporal artery is a prominent artery just in front of the ear. In certain positions like 'laying down with your head on the pillow", the artery is slightly compressed by the weight of your head against the hard bone of the skull. This allows transmission of sound with each and every pulse of blood that is forced through the compressed artery. If BP/HR are normal, this is normal. ...Read more

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What causes you to hear roaring in the ear?

What causes you to hear roaring in the ear?

Nerve problem: May be due to a problem with the hearing nerve and need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can cause me to not hear well out of one ear?

What can cause me to not hear well out of one ear?

Many reasons: It can be due to something as easily treatable as wax impaction or as serious as an acoustic neuroma. There are a myriad of causes in between including fluid behind your ear drum. This needs to be examined and further evaluated by your ent. ...Read more

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What can cause a person hear their blood rushing in their ears?

What can cause a person hear their blood rushing in their ears?

High blood flow?: The carotid artery and jugular vein run in close proximity to your inner ear. If you have a conductive hearing loss, the internal sounds can be amplified. If you have high flow due to condition that increase your blood volume or from more vigorous activity of your heart, the turbulence created can also make these sounds more conspicuous. ...Read more

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What can cause hearing your heartbeat in your ears non stop for days?

What can cause hearing your heartbeat in your ears non stop for days?

Premature beats, PVC: You could be having premature beats, mostly pvcs or pacs. From heart the blood runs to the brain through the neck and many people having pvcs they might feel palpitations in their necks and the ears.
Might need to wear a holter monitor to assess it further.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of buzz/fuzzy sound in ears and it makes hearing hard. And it gets worse with pain meds?

What could be the cause of buzz/fuzzy sound in ears and it makes hearing hard. And it gets worse with pain meds?

ASA?: Asa has been linked to the buzzing but there are also other potential causes for it. Consult an ENT to check out your hearing and the cause for the buzzing. ...Read more

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I have an e.n.-m (?) prb. I believe the cause is a 2 ear inf. That resulted in a hole in ear - severe pain at cold, 'hear' fluid sonetimes in ear. Thxs

I have an e.n.-m (?) prb. I believe the cause is a 2 ear inf. That resulted in a hole in ear - severe pain at cold, 'hear' fluid sonetimes in ear. Thxs

Needs to be checked: You have problem with your middle ear for two years. I will get it checPked by your Primary Care Physician and you may need referral for a ENT Specialist ...Read more

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What causes you to hear differently if you have an ear infection?

What causes you to hear differently if you have an ear infection?

Fluid: Most ear infections are caused from fluid in the middle ear. The fluid causes difficulty in hearing. It's a little like trying to hear under water. ...Read more

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Why could cause me to stop hearing in my right ear?

Why could cause me to stop hearing in my right ear?

See your doc.: Could be as simple as waxy blockage, or more complicated things such as nerve damage. Your primary care doctor can do an initial evaluation and if needed, send you to an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Noise in my ear when my ear is on a pillow. What causes it?

Noise in my ear when my ear is on a pillow. What causes it?

Blood flow/tinnitus: Many of us have a light background tinnitus when in a quiet environment. Normal. Another possibility is hearing the blood flow near the inner. This blood flow sound would likely be in rhythm with your pulse. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason?
Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read more

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I've had ringing in my right ear since yesterday afternoon. It muffles my hearing. What could cause this? How do I stop it?

I've had ringing in my right ear since yesterday afternoon. It muffles my hearing. What could cause this? How do I stop it?

Most common: Reason is noise exposure. Viral infection, wax compaction and other ear injuries. ..Good news is most of the time it goes away on its own.....if not see an Otolayngologist (ENT) specialist! Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

It could be...: ...Nasal congestion, building of fluid behind the tympanic membrane. You can try taking an antihistamine over the counter or your doctor can prescribe you a nasal spray. Another cause to consider will be wax build up, but sounds more like congestion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with wet ears. I have no symptoms of infection such as pain or hearing changes, what could cause this?

Every morning I wake up with wet ears. I have no symptoms of infection such as pain or hearing changes, what could cause this?

One idea: It's a long shot, but we don't want to miss it. If the fluid contains glucose (your physician has a reagent pad and can tell), you could be leaking cerebrospinal fluid. This would be very uncommon from both ears. Have you ever had serious head trauma / basal skull fracture? ...Read more

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I inexplicably heard a pop and lost hearing in one of my ears. There is a terrible ringing noise. What caused this? Will this pass?

I inexplicably heard a pop and lost hearing in one of my ears. There is a terrible ringing noise. What caused this? Will this pass?

Seek a formal eval: This is somewhat concerning and means you require an evaluation of your ear, and sooner rather than later. Sudden loss shouldn't go unattended! Good luck. ...Read more

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My right ear isn't hear well. I don't know its cause. It began 6 days ago. Firstly, my ear was ached for 2 day. Then, it is not hear as good as left.

My right ear isn't hear well. I don't know its cause. It began 6 days ago. Firstly, my ear was ached for 2 day. Then, it is not hear as good as left.

WAX: The most common reason for your complaint is ear wax (cerumen) which can reach a "critical: amount and finally block the ear. A simple exam by your Primary Care Provider will diagnose this all too common problem!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello, yesterday I woke up with dried blood on my pillow and my ear bled for only a dew minutes longer when I woke up. What could have caused this? I

Hello, yesterday I woke up with dried blood on my pillow and my ear bled for only a dew minutes longer when I woke up. What could have caused this? I

Several causes: In your external or middle ear, you don't want to put anything in your ear for now, just clean, put a cotton plug, and see your doctor for assessment, best wishes ...Read more