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I hear my heart beating in my ears, what does that mean?

I hear my heart beating in my ears, what does that mean?

Heart beat : If a swooshing sound is heard, usually this means turbulent bood flow. If you are actually hearing heart tones, this may mean bone conduction of sound to the ears. ...Read more

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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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I hear swishing sound on my right ear especially when i lay down i can hear my heart beating when i hear the swishing sound on my ears.

Is : Is this new or has it been around for a long time? Hearing your heart beat in your ear can be normal--the carotid artery and the jugular vein are directly next to the ear and the pulsations can transmit to the hearing aparatus of the ear. Other things that can cause it are inflammation in the ear (very common), high blood pressure (common), atherosclerosis in the carotid artery (common), high venous pressure, high intracranial pressures (too much cerebrospinal fluid)(rare), vascular tumors in the ear (rare). Basically, it can sometimes be a variant of normal, or it can be a symptom of inflammation or vascular problems. I see it fairly often in my clinic and very rarely is it anything that is concerning, but it should be seen if it persists or is accompanied by other symptoms. ...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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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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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?

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