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Why can I hear my heart beat in my ears sometimes?

Why can I hear my heart beat in my ears sometimes?

Carotid Artery: The arteries of the head, specifically branches of the carotid artery, pass very close to the ear canal. When it is quiet, you can hear the echos of this blood vessel as it pulsates. It is normal. ...Read more

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Why can I hear my heart beat in my ears?

Why can I hear my heart beat in my ears?

Normal.: It is normal to occasionally hear one's own heartbeat because the carotid arteries are very close to the ears and there is some 'internal travel' of the noise and sensation to the inner ear. ...Read more

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What could cause me to hear my heart beat in one of my ears every couple of days? Rarely eyes get watery when hearing heart beat.

What could cause me to hear my heart beat in one of my ears every couple of days? Rarely eyes get watery when hearing heart beat.

Ears: We hear by 2 mechanisms: external sounds via air conduction and internal sounds by bone conduction. Normal anatomy: your carotid artery passes through the bone that makes up your inner ear. Bottom line: you likely have serous otitis media or an intermittently congested eustachian tube. When your external hearing is diminished, you hear the softer internal blood flow. This is not dangerous. ...Read more

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When i stand up from lying i hear blood flow in my ears and also hear heart beat in head. What can it be?

When i stand up from lying i hear blood flow in my ears and also hear heart beat in head. What can it be?

Possibilities: Include problems with blood pressure, anemia, dehydration. If you feel dizzy or faint or the symptoms persist more than a few seconds it may be worth getting checked out by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would my ears feel clogged and almost like I hear blood flowing in my head or my heart beat. I hear echoes when I turn my head and neck. ?

Why would my ears feel clogged and almost like I hear blood flowing in my head or my heart beat. I hear echoes when I turn my head and neck. ?

These symptoms could: be from wax buildup in the ear canal or from fluid buildup inside the ear behind the drum. Either way, you should be evaluated by a health care provider (preferably an ENT) to avoid potentially serious problems in the future. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heart beat everytime i stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Why do I hear my heart beat everytime i stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Probably normal: If you hear/feel your heart beating when you stop exercising it is because your heart has been working harder to keep up with the increased demand of your body and muscles for oxygen and energy. It takes a while for the heart to settle down, usually a few minutes, depending on length and intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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I can hear my heart beat in my left ear?

I can hear my heart beat in my left ear?

Normal: Your vessels are very close, but check blood pressure and see ENT to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal to hear my heart beat in my ear (left)?

Wondering if it's normal to hear my heart beat in my ear (left)?

Pulstile tinnitus: What you describe sounds like what’s called “pulsatile tinnitus.” this is a rhythmic thumping or whooshing only you can hear, often in time with your heartbeat. Most common causes are conductive hearling loss, carotid artery diseases, high blood pressure, blood vessel disorders, ear muscle disorders. It should be worked out by ENT and cardiology specilists coordinated approach. ...Read more