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

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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 1 year 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.