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Above collar bone near shoulder, pulse feels different on right side than on left when lying down with arm up under head. One side stronger.

Above collar bone near shoulder, pulse feels different on right side than on left when lying down with arm up under head. One side stronger.

Be checked: If you are concerned, I would not hesitate to be checked. Checking your blood pressure I each arm yourself or at your doctors office can tell if the difference you feel is real. If it is, there are several potential causes including unilateral thoracic outlet syndrome. A good exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Laying down or sitting down side of head twitch or pulse. Not always but throughout the day. No pain associated with it. Why?

Laying down or sitting down side of head twitch or pulse. Not always but throughout the day. No pain associated with it. Why?

Muscle fatigue: Muscles will often twitch when they have been fatigued and then are resting. You may also feel your pulse when you are relaxed and that could be what you're feeling. Sometimes if there is a nerve that's irritated it can cause twitching and cramping but that's usually lower extremity and associated with some pain. Not to worry nothing unusual. Good health ...Read more

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When I'm laying down, I sometimes get overwhelmingly dizzy and even feel a bit of a pulsing sensation in my head? Could this be an anxiety attack?

When I'm laying down, I sometimes get overwhelmingly dizzy and even feel a bit of a pulsing sensation in my head? Could this be an anxiety attack?

Unusual: Does not sound to me like a typical anxiety attack. Do you feel restless, tense, fearful? It may be more medically related and I would encourage you to be checked out by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I'm able to feel your pulse there (above ear)when lying down. Only feel it in left side. Why is that?

I'm able to feel your pulse there (above ear)when lying down. Only feel it in left side. Why is that?

Temporal artery: You're feeling your temporal artery pulse - it's normal to feel it there depending on your exact position in bed and the kind of pillows you have. ...Read more

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What causes sudden palpations/rapid pulse, pain in chest, neck and jaw, seeing phosphenes? Been ocuring since I was 13, mostly passes when lying down

Phosphenes: Very interesting syndrome. Perhaps you are having a variant of migraine somewhat similar to the acephalgic migraine. You could be having spasm of a coronary artery with all these things subsequent... Certainly sounds worth investigating with your doctors. ...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?

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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Is it normal to feel a pulse in your head when you lay down?

Is it normal to feel a pulse in your head when you lay down?

Can be: A pulsating artery may be felt in a superficial artery in the temple or in front of the ear. If the pulsation is very strong it is recommended that you have a physician evaluate the artery and check for elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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My pulse is high while standing up but when I lower head looking at floor pulse go down imediately. Why?

My pulse is high while standing up but when I lower head looking at floor pulse go down imediately. Why?

It could be from: Orthostatic hypotension/ drop in BP with sudden standing up with compensatory tachycardia/palpitation or fast heart beat. I won't worry unless accompanied by other symptoms like passing out, chest pain etc. I presume u already had all the heart work up. Take care! ...Read more

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I have/feel a slight pulsing sensation in the back of my head when I lie down at night. No other symptoms. Just want to know what's causing this.

I have/feel a slight pulsing sensation in the back of my head when I lie down at night. No other symptoms. Just want to know what's causing this.

Low Risk: When lying down to go to sleep, your muscles relax. Often when you're at the cusp of sleep you can feel your pulse in places that you usually would not otherwise. If it is painless then I would not worry. If it is associated with pain you need to be checked by your family physician. ...Read more

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My babys soft spot on his head keeps pulsing up and down like a pulse is that normal?

My babys soft spot on his head keeps pulsing up and down like a pulse is that normal?

Yes: The soft spot is are region of the skull where the bones are not yet developed but will grow in with time. Major blood channels are located in this region, and the area will pulsate with the heart beat and with breathing in a normal manner. In cases of severe brain pressure the soft spot can bulge and the pulsing may stop. This becomes a serious problem that needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this. ...Read more

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When I lay down I can feel/hear my pulse or heartbeat in my head and been feeling dizzy lately like unbalanced. F, 22yrs., 120lbs., ?

When I lay down I can feel/hear my pulse or heartbeat in my head and been feeling dizzy lately like unbalanced. F, 22yrs., 120lbs., ?

Feeling your: Heart beat in your ears is not unusual but your symptoms merit further evaluation. Low bp? Arrhythmia? ...Read more

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I can feel my pulse in the back of my head/neck when I tilt down my head, especially when I'm tired or hungry and during the evening, is that normal?

Pulsations: Forceful pulsations May be felt in many places in the body and may not be significant. Just be sure to have your blood pressure checked to make sure that it is not abnormally high. I'M not sure what the relationship is between hunger and fatigue and your feeling the pulsations more during those times. ...Read more

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Fast stings lower right of head near bone lasting secs, no other symptoms. Can feel a pulse if I push down on it. Worsens when massage shoulder im 18?

Fast stings lower right of head near bone lasting secs, no other symptoms. Can feel a pulse if I push down on it. Worsens when massage shoulder im 18?

Muscular vs nerve: this could be muscle, tendon, or maybe the bones. Your description sounds more like it's muscular, but your physician can help clarify whether it is one of these. You can try heat, massage, cold, and see if any of these help your symptoms. Your physician can help clarify what it is. ...Read more

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When I turn my head from side to side or in a downward manner I feel a vibration in my right ear. It's kind of like a pulse that repeats itself rapidly. I am unsure as to what this might be and would greatly appreciate some feedback? If you need any other

When I turn my head from side to side or in a downward manner I feel a vibration in my right ear. It's kind of like a pulse that repeats itself rapidly. I am unsure as to what this might be and would greatly appreciate some feedback? If you need any other

ENT evaluation: Although this may simply be your hearing your own carotid arteries which are located near the ear, it is concerning enough that you should probably see an ear/nose/throat physician so they can do a close examination, and possibly order some xrays/ scans to be sure there is nothing serious. They might also be reflected sounds from the upper neck bones rubbing against each other with head motion. ...Read more

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I have a very strong pulse in the top of my head running down the side of my right ear and neck what could that be?

I have a very strong pulse in the top of my head running down the side of my right ear and neck what could that be?

Pulse: It depends on your age and other issues. How old are you? Do you have a headache also? Could be serious so Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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I was playing around and I got pushed down and my head smaked off the sofa arm and it's hard. Now it's pulsing also got OCD so I'm very worried?

I was playing around and I got pushed down and my head smaked off the sofa arm and it's hard. Now it's pulsing also got OCD so I'm very worried?

Seek evaluation if: Worsen. Have someone observe. Symptoms of concussion: Loss of consciousness, amnesia, confusion, repeating question, dizziness, lightheaded, unsteady, blurred/double vision, ringing in ears, personality change, difficulty talking/eating, persistent headaches. If serious, symptoms will usually develop within 24 hrs after accident. Symptoms may last for days, weeks, months. Best regards. ...Read more

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I feel the pulse in the back of my head/neck when I tilt down my head (keep it lowered), or when I raise both arms. Often when tired. Is that normal?

I feel the pulse in the back of my head/neck when I tilt down my head (keep it lowered), or when I raise both arms. Often when tired. Is that normal?

Pulsatile headache: Are very common and can affect people of any age group. Refractory pulsatile headaches that are severe or recurrent often be managed successfully with regular medical care and by following your treatment plan. The diagnosis is the key. ...Read more

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What causes a hard felt heart beat? In my chest and chin? And also when I bend my head down I can hear my pulse in my head/ears?

What causes a hard felt heart beat? In my chest and chin? And also when I bend my head down I can hear my pulse in my head/ears?

Premature Beats: Phenomena occurs when U have occas premature beat, followed by normal beat. Early beat with less filled Ventricle, & following beat with greater than NL filled Ventricle. So second beat releases more blood & this is experienced as harder beat. If this happens freq. Would request Holter Monitor from Prim MD, which records all beats 24-72 hrs. Prob not a signif problem, just be sure. ...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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Numb head and extremities for over 2yrs dizzy and a pulse in my head only when I lay down BP perfect. Optic neuritis also. What could cause this?

Numb head and extremities for over 2yrs dizzy and a pulse in my head only when I lay down BP perfect. Optic neuritis also. What could cause this?

Diagnosis of MS?: If you have a dx of MS then, your symptoms as you've stated are consistent with the clinical spectrum of things that people often complain about, however, if these are new symptoms and not part of your "normal" MS symptoms then, you may wish to be seen for a potential headache syndrome. An entity known as migrainous vertigo can produce similar symptoms but headaches are usually severe with those. ...Read more

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Laying face down I feel something pulsing on my right side of neck (other than my regular pulse) and it's ver irregular, what could it be?

Laying face down I feel something pulsing on my right side of neck (other than my regular pulse) and it's ver irregular, what could it be?

A neck muscle twitch: The carotid artery pulse can be felt deep & to the side of the trachea (windpipe), deep to the internal jugular vein and anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the lower neck, within the grove to the side of the trachea. The vertebral arteries are within openings the cervical vertebra & cannot be palpated. Anything else moving will be a muscle or muscle tendon. ...Read more

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Crippling pain in left temple on pulse. The faster my hb the worse the pain. Anxiety meds calm me down but I feel dizzy, disorientated, weak left?

See a Dr ASAP: These symptoms sound like an alert message. Whatever it is, and it might be nothing too bad, it could be something serious related to vascular issues. Have it checked to be sure and consider therapy to learn ways to take better care of yourself - it's something that will pay off over a lifetime. ...Read more