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What are the diff. reasons, with explanations pls, for this experience: Feeling strong throbbing in my eyes and in my ears in time w/heartbeat. Thanks?

What are the diff. reasons, with explanations pls, for this experience: Feeling strong throbbing in my eyes and in my ears in time w/heartbeat. Thanks?

Vascular: If the throbbing synchronizes with your heartbeat, this is something vascular. You need to consult your doctor re. this issue since this may signal the presence of an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more


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Hearing heart beat in left ear, neck throbbing, sharp pain from neck to ear at times. What could this be?

Hearing heart beat in left ear, neck throbbing, sharp pain from neck to ear at times. What could this be?

Heart beat: You are hearing the blood streaming through the blood vessels located near your ears.Throbbing and pain is also due to blood flow probably at a rapid rate. ...Read more

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Blocked ear, throbbing & can hear heart beat, not too painful. Popped once when blowing nose, can't hear well. Getting over a mild cold.

Blocked ear, throbbing & can hear heart beat, not too painful. Popped once when blowing nose, can't hear well. Getting over a mild cold.

Eustachtian tube: This is likely from a blocked eustachtian tube or fluid trapped behind your ear drum. You can try manoeuvres to help open the tube and help drainage. These are called Valsava maneuvers. One is blowing into a blocked straw, another is taking a big breath and holding it and swallowing. Sometimes chewing gum works. If these maneuvers fail to work, see your doctor for medication. All the best. ...Read more

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My head has been throbbing with the rhythm of my heart beat for weeks neck stiffness ears throbbing temples throbbing could it be hydrocephalus?

My head has been throbbing with the rhythm of my heart beat for weeks neck stiffness ears throbbing temples throbbing could it be hydrocephalus?

Time for a checkup. : Please see your doctor. Throbbing sensation may be due to high blood pressure. Even though you're young, there is still a chance to have hypertension. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue? Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat , hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Is throbbing vessels in back of head a cardio issue?  Get head rushes from stress, exercise, heat , hot shower and can feel heartbeat in back of head.

Several possibilitie: Does not sound cardiac! more like atypical migraine, histamine headache, and even more serious, temporal arteritis, which affects blood vessels in the cranium, other than the temporal artery. You need a thorough medical evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your head when you have a sinus infection, feels like my head is throbbing with my heart?

Is it normal to feel your heartbeat in your head when you have a sinus infection, feels like my head is throbbing with my heart?

Well.....: congestion and sinus infection isn't normal BUT the congestion of this filters out all noise outside of the ear such that the sound of the heartbeat becomes more prominent. The sound itself is not a serious problem, nor does it indicate a heart problem. Sinus infections are a problem though. ...Read more

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What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck?  Echo shows Ok heart structure.

Sorry to frustrate: I know you're asking about cardiac conditions. I don't think it was a mistake to investigate - but it is a mistake to persist if there is a null result - especially at your age. Be reassured. Instead - consider a really skilled Health Psychologist who can teach you how to take your health seriously w/out anxiety and unneeded procedures. It can be the best way to feel better. Worth a try! ...Read more

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Lastnight I felt a throbbing feeling r palpitations in the right side of my head "temple" I've been a bit stress lately hardly eat, it's back this mrn?

Lastnight I felt a throbbing feeling r palpitations in the right side of my head "temple" I've been a bit stress lately hardly eat, it's back this mrn?

Headache.: temporal arteries on either side of the forehead can dilate at times and this throbbing is blood being pumped by your heart to the head. Most often pressure or ice pack can help. Also, NSAIDs can help. Rarely an inflammation inside the vessel, temporal arteritis requires steroids. If the problem you describe comes often, see your doc to determine the cause, as this can trigger migraines as well. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my ear has its own heartbeat?

What are possible reasons that my ear has its own heartbeat?

Heart rate: Your ear doesn't, it has the same blood flow as the rest of the body, you may just be hearing it. ...Read more

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Heartbeat in left ear?

Heartbeat in left ear?

Most likely fluid: Many people will hear their heartbeat transmitted through fluid in the middle ear, like one gets with an infection or after an airplane ride. It could be something serious, so if it doesn't go away, you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears?

Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears?

Normal, depending on: Posture. In certain postures, it is normal to hear your heart beat and it is due to transmission of sound through the items in contact with your chest and ear. If you hear it all the time, you should consult your doctor to exclude narrowing of a major artery. ...Read more

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Why do I hear heartbeat through my ear.

Ear: At 80yrs age many people have turbulent blood flow in vessels in their head. This often leads to them hearing each heartbeat. Some have other auditory phenomena from the same thing. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes hear my heartbeat in my ears?

Why do I sometimes hear my heartbeat in my ears?

Heart sounds: Can't tell if you're hearing actual heart sounds or the swish of blood flow in the cranium adjacent to your ears. There could be different reasons for each of those. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear?

Is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear?

Not usually: Occasionally it is normal to "hear your heartbeat." if it occurs only once in a while it is probably not a concern. Pulsing in the ear, also known as pulsatile tinnitus, that continues and persists is something for you to check out with an ENT doctor. Often it can be due to wax in the ear or even fluid. If it bothers you, get it looked at. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears? Should I be worried?

Why do I hear my heartbeat in my ears? Should I be worried?

No: This is pulsitile tinnitus. This could be normal. Your carotid artery as it enters the skull runs in very close proximity to the cochlea (inner ear). If you have never heard it before... See your local ent. This could be a sign of new onset high blood pressure. Some benign tumors of the ear can present this way as well. ...Read more

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I've been having what i can only describe as a pulse or a heartbeat in my ears usually when i'm laying down on the couch or sometimes when i sit.?

I've been having what i can only describe as a pulse or a heartbeat in my ears usually when i'm laying down on the couch or sometimes when i sit.?

Common: Tiis is a common complaint which we call "pulsatile tinnitus." it can be caused by many things including wax and middle ear fluid. I suggest seein an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For several days my heartbeat has been running anywhere from 95 to 110. I can feel a flutter or extra beat. Swishing sound in ears began tonight. ?

For several days my heartbeat has been running anywhere from 95 to 110. I can feel a flutter or extra beat. Swishing sound in ears began tonight. ?

Although this is: not an excessively elevated heart rate there are potentially a number of causes, fever, stress, dehydration and caffeine. It would be prudent to ask your health care provider to perform an EKG just to be certain nothing serious is being missed. ...Read more