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blood rushing in ears

  • Posted By: sam griggers
  • November 17, 2006
  • 08:22 PM

could someone tell me what it is when i can hear the blood rushing through my ears and when i put my hand on my neck under the ear the pulsing stops, remove my hand and it starts again. what is the and is it serious?

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  • lol, honey, that's normal. Everybody can hear thier heart beating in thier ears if they listen, especially if your head is on a plliow or something. You are stopping it, because my applying pressure in that spot, you are closing your jugular vein, and there's no blood flow. There's absolutely nothing wrong with you, but it's smart to ask.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 07:11 AM
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  • Suggest you read about tinnitus.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 02:53 PM
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  • OMG! im going thru the same thing. it is not normal! to hear that so loud it gives u headaches and maes u go crazy! i was in the ER last nite cause it got so loud i started panicking. they did a cat scan and they found my let side of head is full of mucus and they gave e antibiotics and told e to go to ent, ive never had any sinus problems so i am really looking for answers because this is just driving e crazy! pls if anyone now anything else let us know asap! ill keep u posted. oh and no is doesnt have nothing to do with tinnitus
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  • As a two-year sufferer of incessant subjective tinnitus, I agree that you should look into tinnitus … specifically, pulsatile tinnitus.Try not to enter into silence (quiet rooms), if you can help it. Run fans (on high) and other things that create “white noise” … (like a television on a channel that has gone off the air … the exhaust fan above the stove, etc.) …Running water (like in the tub with your head against the faucet) tends to distract, for short periods of time …If it is tinnitus, I feel for you. When mine gets really drive-you-insane intense, I have been known to go outside and sit in the car with the AC running full-blast. My tinnitus is permanent (due to hearing loss) … so … I do whatever I can (crazy as some of it sounds) to get my mind to focus on something else. Distraction helps ...Good luck to you …
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  • could someone tell me what it is when i can hear the blood rushing through my ears and when i put my hand on my neck under the ear the pulsing stops, remove my hand and it starts again. what is the and is it serious?I have it too, it comes and goes intermittently, with various intensity.It can last for weeks or months.It has something to do with swelling and pressure.It is as if a blood vessle is being pressed into your eardrum.When it's quiet it can drive you mad.I wish I knew what caused it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 26, 2010
    • 04:32 AM
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  • It is so good to know that I am not crazy. I thought I was the only one that dealt with this and trying to explain it to people that don't understand can be frustrating. They laugh it off like it is common & it is sooooo not! I never dealt with this until "recently". It has been 6 years now CONSECUTIVELY! From the first day I knew this was not common. And I was hysterical! Mine happened shortly after I was attacked & beat up in a mall. I tried to defend myself, but this crazy woman was experienced & I'm a lover not a fighter. She kicked me several times in my head so I figured this had to be a repercussion of the fight. I tried to just forget about it & live with it cause I couldn't get Dr.s or commoners to understand what I was dealing with. It wasn't until I started reading a wholistic book that suggested it may be a sign of heart murmurs which prompted me to look into this on line. I don't know what's going on, but I look forward to the day I can hear normal again! And unless you have experience or (medical or real life), please do not belittle disparage our condition.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 03:17 PM
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  • lol, honey, that's normal. Everybody can hear thier heart beating in thier ears if they listen, especially if your head is on a plliow or something. You are stopping it, because my applying pressure in that spot, you are closing your jugular vein, and there's no blood flow. There's absolutely nothing wrong with you, but it's smart to ask.Veins do not have pulsatile flow. If the rushing is rythmic, you are hearing your carotid artery
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  • I have the same problem in my right ear, the pressure is so bad at times that I have to sleep on my right side to reduce the pulse noise. It is really annoying I have a specailst appt with a ENT after having, CT Scan and MIR. My doctor seem to think it is a build up of liquid behind the ear drum.. Not to sure about that. Your not going mad though I think you'll find people confuse this this Tinitus which is not connected.
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  • could someone tell me what it is when i can hear the blood rushing through my ears and when i put my hand on my neck under the ear the pulsing stops, remove my hand and it starts again. what is the and is it serious?I recently was put on Lisinopril for blood pressure and that is when my symptoms started exactly as you described. One tablet of 20 mg's per day.
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  • Mine sounds like a cat purring really loudly in my right ear. Mentioned it to my doctor when in for a check up and he referred me to a specialist, who told me I am hearing the blood flow from my brain. I've just had a CT but they've said in 90% of cases they never find a reason/ cure. Said I did the right thing getting it checked though, so speak to your GP.
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  • Hearing your pulse in your ears is called pulsatile tinnitus. It's frustrating and can be caused by a number of different conditions. If your ear also feels "full" and/or if there is hearing loss or vertigo involved, make sure you tell your ENT about ALL the symptoms. Mine went on for about 9 years before I finally got a diagnosis and had a rare non-cancerous tumor removed from the middle / inner ear and around the carotid artery. If there is anything out of sorts with your carotid artery it can cause you to hear your pulse inside your ear, also there are conditions that cause your 3 tiny hearing bones to kind of seize up and stop working properly - this can also cause the noise.As for the poster who said "honey, that's normal".... you know your body best. If it's not normal for you, see a doctor. Good luck!
    RodeoSam 16 Replies
    • December 6, 2012
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