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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Hearing heart beat in right ear few seconds then it goes

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Hearing heart beat in right ear for a few seconds then it goes away, have also been having pain in head that is one sided and lasts for 30 seconds
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

This may be what we call "pulsatile tinnitus". It is a common condition due to the proximity of the large blood vessels in the neck that pass close to the hearing apparatus.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

As long as it goes away spontaneously, it is less worrisome. The essentially normal MRI is also very reassuring. Did they include the neck?

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Also, is your head pain on the same side as the pulsations?

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Hello. How are you doing? Are you still hearing your heart in your ear? How are your headaches? Let me know if you have any additional questions.