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Why Can I Hear My Heart Beat In My Ears Sometimes
Can be normal: Many people notice this, especially sometimes when lying on their side at night. I have even heard people say it happens when they lie on one specific side. In my experience it does not typically signify anything serious going on. ...Read more
Its a mystery!: We don't know why...but we physicians hear of this frequently. To even hear your own heart beat ever is a bit odd, you must admit. The term given this is cardiac awareness. We believe sometimes its presence is due to how one lies in bed on one ear, hence facilitating auscultation. Why it is not always apparent at other times is unanswerable. The whole condition is felt a normal variant. ...Read more
Heart beat in ear.: Many causes but would first look in eat to see if it is wax. ...Read more
Thin?: Aorta, major artery going from heart passes through abdomen feeds gut, etc. Thin people may feel pulsations. Unlikely at your age but abnormalities of aorta (aneuryms) dilations can cause pulsations that you can feel, either with your hand, or less commonly internally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes when I stand up, I feel dizzy, my head feels heavy and I can hear my heartbeat in my ears and my heart skips a beat?
Not uncommon: Is this your only symptom? Are you otherwise well? How fit are you? Are you adequately hydrated? Is your blood pressure normal? A skipped beat can be common, but it probably deserves to be checked completely with an ECG. But feeling woozy right after standing, is not uncommon, but should not normally be a huge problem. I would get a good check-up by a doctor. ...Read more
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
In bed I can hear my heartbeat through my ear. Sometimes it is "thump-thump--thump-thump" and other times just "thump--thump." What are extra thumps?
Extra beats: it is not uncommon for a young person to have extra beats. These are beats that come from upper or lower chamber of the heart and do not go through the normal stop signals of the heart. They can be increased in number with caffeine, stress, lack of sleep. They are usually not harmful but should be documented by your MD. Usually clear when exercising. ...Read more
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