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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

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My right ear I can hear my heart beat. It just started. Is it ok?

My right ear I can hear my heart beat. It just started. Is it ok?

Yes: In a quiet room you can sometimes hear this normally. If this is accompanied by vertigo or passing out go to the ER. ...Read more

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Why is it that I can hear my heart beat in my ear when things are quiet?

Why is it that I can hear my heart beat in my ear when things are quiet?

Check your BP: It may be a norml finding or you can have htn. Please check your bp. ...Read more

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Having wooshing? Sound in ear like I can hear my heart beat for about a year. Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Having wooshing? Sound in ear like I can hear my heart beat for about a year. Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Wooshing: Has your blood pressure been checked? High blood pressure can cause your symptoms. If your blood pressure is normal then you may want to see an ear nose and throat specialist, or a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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I can hear my heart beat in my ear. It freaks me out. Why am I hearing my pulse in my ear?

I can hear my heart beat in my ear. It freaks me out. Why am I hearing my pulse in my ear?

Very common: Usually not a sign of a significant problem. Changing position usually helps. Be sure to get your blood pressure checked to be sure that is not an issue. ...Read more

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What to do when you hear a heart beat in one of your ears?

What to do when you hear a heart beat in one of your ears?

Is it when you sleep: Depends. If there are no other symptoms -chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness then not much needs to be done. If you hear it only when you are lying down at night it could just be a strong heart beat or a PVC (premature ventricular contraction) that you are hearing. If they are a bother you can see your doctor to get further testing (ekg +/-holter monitoring). ...Read more

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What does it mean to hear your heart beat in your ear?

What does it mean to hear your heart beat in your ear?

Generally: It means little...May represent increased inner ear fluid build up. ...Read more

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Is someone able to hear my own heart beat on my stomach by ear? Or is that not my own heart beat.

Is someone able to hear my own heart beat on my stomach by ear? Or is that not my own heart beat.

Is Your Heart But...: Sounds of your own heartbeat can be heard by someone listening to abdomen. The heartbeat originates in your chest but the sound spreads. If you are sexually active & concerned that you may be pregnant & hearing a baby's heartbeat you should take a home pregnancy test. Signs of pregnancy are missed periods, weight gain, nausea. See your doctor NOW if you think you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more

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I can hear my own heart beat in my ear, it is giving me headaches and generally feeling unwell?

I can hear my own heart beat in my ear, it is giving me headaches and generally feeling unwell?

Hearing heartbeat: Is not unusual as the carotid artery runs close to your inner ear. If your headaches are bad, you should see your doctor and try to find a source if possible. ...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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Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.

Otitis w effusion: You may have otitis media w effusion (also called serous otitis) where normal ear drainage & pressure-equalizing systems are blocked. Tho antihistamines or decongestants may relieve some congestion, they are not proven cures. Generally, this clears on its own in 10-12 weeks. See your clinician or ear-nose-throat specialist if worsens, doesn't get better, or you have concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What causes a hard felt heart beat? In my chest and chin? And also when I bend my head down I can hear my pulse in my head/ears?

What causes a hard felt heart beat? In my chest and chin? And also when I bend my head down I can hear my pulse in my head/ears?

Premature Beats: Phenomena occurs when U have occas premature beat, followed by normal beat. Early beat with less filled Ventricle, & following beat with greater than NL filled Ventricle. So second beat releases more blood & this is experienced as harder beat. If this happens freq. Would request Holter Monitor from Prim MD, which records all beats 24-72 hrs. Prob not a signif problem, just be sure. ...Read more

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Ringing in ears for years, getting worse. I can hear over sound sometimes and I can hear heart beat when laying down on side at times. Is it AVM?

Ringing in ears for years, getting worse. I can hear over sound sometimes and I can hear heart beat when laying down on side at times. Is it AVM?

Brain AVM: It is unlikely that an intracranial (brain) arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is causing tinnitus as this is an uncommon symptom. Am MRI of the brain is a good screening test to determine if you have an AVM ...Read more

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When I put my right ear on the pillow I can hear heart beat or pulse?

When I put my right ear on the pillow I can hear heart beat or pulse?

Heart beat: When you place your ear on a solid or relative solid, the sound conduction through that solid is better than through air, so you may hear the heart. ...Read more

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I can hear thru my left ear my heart beat and blood rushing into my head. What is happening?? Never had before. Scared

I can hear thru my left ear my heart beat and blood rushing into my head. What is happening?? Never had before. Scared

Pulsatile tinnitus: Many things can cause this. Elevated blood pressure, plaque build up in the carotid arteries, muscular spasms of the muscles of the middle ear cavity, certain types of hearing loss, tumors. A detailed history and physical examination can aid a physician to properly investigate it. ...Read more

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High pitched ringing in ears sometimes can hear heart beat in ears when laying down on side, sometimes get head rushes idk if related. Could I have AVM?

High pitched ringing in ears sometimes can hear heart beat in ears when laying down on side, sometimes get head rushes idk if related. Could I have AVM?

Tinnitus: Not likely. A MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screen for an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Tinnitus often occurs after exposure to loud noises. Pulsatile tinnitus can occur in dural AVMs but this occurs most frequently in women between 50-70 years of age. It is common to hear your heartbeat in your ears when lying down. See a neurosurgeon or neurologist to evaluate the symptoms. ...Read more

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I hear a heart beat in my ear. Is this normal, do I need to go see my doctor?

I hear a heart beat in my ear. Is this normal, do I need to go see my doctor?

Probably not: This is likely occurring while you are lying in bed and not distracted. It is usually nothing to worry about. If it is associated with headaches or visual problems I would have your blood pressure checked at your doctor's office. ...Read more