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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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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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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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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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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 can I hear my heartbeat in my right ear?

Why can I hear my heartbeat in my right ear?

Blood vessel nearby: A blood vessel running near the ear is why you are hearing it. It could be normal or die to high blood pressure or even plaque build up. If it is troublesome check with your doctor but most times it is not an issue. ...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