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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?

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Dentistry - Periodontics
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tensor tympani

Tensor tympani tinnitus.
Small muscle spasm attached to ear bone. See ENT doc

In brief: Tensor tympani

Tensor tympani tinnitus.
Small muscle spasm attached to ear bone. See ENT doc
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Check w/ your ENT

But most likely you are hearing a spasm of your stapedius muscle in your ear.
This tiny muscle contracting can cause your ear bones and ear drum to tremor, which might sound like thumping or a drum beating. It is generally not a problem or sign of any serious issues. R best wishes.

In brief: Check w/ your ENT

But most likely you are hearing a spasm of your stapedius muscle in your ear.
This tiny muscle contracting can cause your ear bones and ear drum to tremor, which might sound like thumping or a drum beating. It is generally not a problem or sign of any serious issues. R best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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