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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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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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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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Pulsation/throb (like heartbeat) for about 10 seconds on left side of head near ear-No pain. Only one time. What is this? Could it be a brain tumour?

Pulsation/throb (like heartbeat) for about 10 seconds on left side of head near ear-No pain. Only one time. What is this? Could it be a brain tumour?

No!: Symptoms like this and sharp pains etc happen often but they are to be ignored as they are too transient to make much out of them. Any serious problems will produce persistent symptoms which will keep getting worse with time. That is when you need to get concerned and seek medical attention. Ninety nine percent of such symptoms have no implications and are to be ignored to begin with. ...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 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