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I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

Tinnitus: 2 seconds every month seems like a rare event to me. It's unlikely that ringing sound is fetal heartbeat. If worried, time rate of ringing sound. Fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute or 2-3 beats per second. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/basics/definition/con-20021487 for more info. ...Read more

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What is this whooshing sound of my heartbeat when I sleep on my ear?

What is this whooshing sound of my heartbeat when I sleep on my ear?

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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I have a swooshing sound like my heartbeat in my right ear at night and can't sleep. How can I stop it?

I have a swooshing sound like my heartbeat in my right ear at night and can't sleep. How can I stop it?

First check BP: The swooshing sound is made by blood flowing through arteries near your inner ear. It can be normal, and if it bothers you, try playing music or the radio to distract your brain. But be sure your blood pressure is normal. ...Read more

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What causes a roaring noise in my ear (left) that sounds like my heartbeat?

What causes a roaring noise in my ear (left) that sounds like my heartbeat?

Turbulent flow: More than likely you are hearing your external carotid artery. Flow in this artery often causesa roaring in the ear on the affected side. On ocassion, this artery may have to be ligated to stop this if unbearable. See an ENT or cv surgeion if not your pcp and get evaluated. You may need hearing eval as well. ...Read more

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I have sounds in my ear that sounds like static, when I stand I hear my heartbeat in my head and it increases as I do activities. what's this from?

I have sounds in my ear that sounds like static, when I stand I hear my heartbeat in my head and it increases as I do activities. what's this from?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is actually a very complex perception of some type of noise or sound in the ears or head. There are different types, subjective (only you hear) or objective (others can hear the noise too-rare). It can be pulsatile like a heart beat or non-pulsatile. There can be many causes and it really needs a full evaluation by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Was sitting down with headphones then my ear started to hear a heartbeat sound and it went to super fast and then it stopped and kept on when I yawned?

Was sitting down with headphones then my ear started to hear a heartbeat sound and it went to super fast and then it stopped and kept on when I yawned?

Ear: Great question. Couple of things could cause that. Sometimes the headphones alter how your eustachian tube equalizes air pressure and you are hearing the tube opening and closing; sometimes with the headphones on, you are hearing your heartbeat and there is a little tendon attached to one of your ear bones that contracts in response to loud sounds. See an ENT to check it out ...Read more

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Why is it that in my left ear I hear like a heartbeat thump like sound in my ear?

Why is it that in my left ear I hear like a heartbeat thump like sound in my ear?

Various causes: Sometimes this is normal if it's very quiet and you hear it. It can be caused by negative pressure or fluid in the middle ear. Tumors or growths of the middle ear or vascular anomalies can cause this. This has an extensive list of possibilities. You need a good ENT history, exam, and hearing test. This is important to follow-up. ...Read more

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I hear my heartbeat in my ear while lying on my side before sleep. I have hypertension that is controlled.

I hear my heartbeat in my ear while lying on my side before sleep.  I have hypertension that is controlled.

Can hear heartbeat: You are simply hearing the blood coursing through arteries around your ear. In a quiet environment, it is possible to hear your pulse, your stomach gurgling, etc. If in doubt, see your physician for a check up. ...Read more

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I hear weird thumping sound in my ear. I don't think it's a sound of heartbeat, because it's usually very fast. Thoughts?

I hear weird thumping sound in my ear. I don't think it's a sound of heartbeat, because it's usually very fast. Thoughts?

Pulsatile Tinnitus: A thumping sound in the hear usually stems from noise made by surrounding blood vessels. This noise does not require treatment but you should visit your md to make sure a serious condition is not impacting your hearing. ...Read more

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My ears don't bother me pain wise, but time to time I get this noise in my ear. It sounds like a swooshing noise & goes along with my heart beat?

Not to worry: At your age this is unlikely to be of concern. This can happen with anemia and a high flow in your arteries. IF it becomes a distraction or is associated with symptoms like dizziness or vision problems see an ENT doctor ...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

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What to do if I'm hearing heartbeat sounds in my ears?

What to do if I'm hearing heartbeat sounds in my ears?

Lets review that que: Hearing your heartbeat in your ears is perfectly normal. The main arteries, the carotid arteries, are in that area. These bring oxygenated blood to the brain. If it is bothersome, you can listen to low humming noise ...Read more

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What to do about heartbeat in ear when I'm trying to sleep?

What to do about heartbeat in ear when I'm trying to sleep?

Talk to your dr: Hearing your own heartbeat could be a sign of high blood pressure, you should have this checked. It is also possible that you have an ear infection or blocked ear canal. This symptom needs to be looked into. ...Read more

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My right ear keeps making this "swish" noise for the past 2 weeks, sounds like my heartbeat. What is this?!

My right ear keeps making this "swish" noise for the past 2 weeks, sounds like my heartbeat. What is this?!

Difficult to say: Exactly. Have a doctor look into your external ear canal to exclude infection and foreign body. ...Read more

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I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

Tinnitus: 2 seconds every month seems like a rare event to me. It's unlikely that ringing sound is fetal heartbeat. If worried, time rate of ringing sound. Fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute or 2-3 beats per second. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/basics/definition/con-20021487 for more info. ...Read more

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Hi i'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Hi i'm hearing a heartbeat sound in my right ear all the time please anyone could tell what to do? And a headache on right side of my head

Look into: You should have your blood pressure checked. The elevated pressure can cause headaches as well as a pulsating sound in the ears. ...Read more

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I have a pounding in my right ear that does not match my heartbeat (it is significantly faster.) Interfering with sleep. What could it be?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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My left ear has a ringing sensation. I hear heartbeat like sound. Lub dub. I cleaned ear using earbud, no difference. I don't listen to loud music.advise?

Ear pulsing: Greetings. What you are describing is pulsatile tinnitus. This should be worked up by your ENT doctor. He/she may do an audiogram/tympanogram to assess your ear and eardrum as well as an imaging study. Good Luck ...Read more

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9 yr old was swimming. He says ear has like a squishy sound. Also, kind of feels a "heartbeat" in his ear. No pain. What is this?

9 yr old was swimming. He says ear has like a squishy sound. Also, kind of feels a "heartbeat" in his ear. No pain. What is this?

Water in ear: There are ear drops for swimmer's ear. The alcohol helps get the water out. Sometimes it is the inner ear which is 'squishy", and that would require a decongestant. At times just tapping the head with the ear down gets the water to drain. If it is the inner ear it could become painful when he goes to sleep tonight and the medication for that requires a doctor's prescription ...Read more

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I have had a migraine for 4 days! Pain in on life side all the way down to my neck and now have wooshing sound, my heartbeat in my right ear.

Call your Dr.: If this is the first time, you have ever had a migraine, you should consult your dr or even go to the emergency room. If you do get headaches off and on, consult your pcp or a headache specialist; you might need a headache abortive medication. You can try some self care strategies like massages, ice application over the back of the neck and meditation. ...Read more

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I have swishing sound in my left ear that goes together with heartbeat. It stops while I put pressure on vein under left ear. Should i be concerned?

I have swishing sound in my left ear that goes together with heartbeat. It stops while I put pressure on vein under left ear. Should i be concerned?

Pulsatile tinnitus,: Can be related to vein or artery. Can be due to hypertension, high blood pressure in blood vessels, malformation of large arteries and veins in the regions of neck, or smaller blood vessels inside the auditory area and adjacent to the base of the skull. Usually undergo special imaging techniques: ultrasound, magnetic resonance scanning (mri), ct scanning mr angiography etc., see ENT dr. Or neuro dr. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a constant headache for three months with head tremors, a heartbeat sound in your head ad ears and stiff neck.

What is the cause for a constant headache for three months with head tremors, a heartbeat sound in your head ad ears and stiff neck.

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 42. Bp 130/80 HR 85. I'm hearing a swooshing sound in my left ear in synch with my heartbeat and feel dizzy. Started yesterday. Concerning?

Hi. I'm 42. Bp 130/80 HR 85. I'm hearing a swooshing sound in my left ear in synch with my heartbeat and feel dizzy. Started yesterday. Concerning?

BP is OK: Your BP and pulse are in the normal range, so that is not worrisome. You might have labyrinthitis. Labyrinthitis is a condition that causes sudden dizziness and balance problems. People with this problem also feel sick and might throw up. Often, people feel very ill for a few days and then start to feel better. But sometimes, the symptoms last for weeks. Can be from a viral infection. ...Read more