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rapid thumping sound in left ear

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Nov 8 10:16pm | Replies (135)

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Hi @redmonarch8 and @edfrombk,

Welcome to Connect. It seems that this kind of thumping in the ear could be pulsatile tinnitus ”due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear or to a change in awareness of that blood flow.” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156

In some cases of pulsatile tinnitus a rhythmical sound is experienced, but the sound is not synchronized with the person’s heart beat, (as @redmonarch8 explained).This type of tinnitus is most commonly due to rhythmical contraction of the muscles in the middle ear. https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/pulsatile-tinnitus

I’m tagging @beatricefay @morningglory @lizm2 @tlcnurse1 to bring them into this conversation as they’ve written about similar symptoms in another discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pulsatile-tinnitus-1/

Does the thumping occur throughout the day, or only at certain times? Does it disturb your sleep at night?

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@kanaazpereira Thank you for your reply. I went to ENT did the hearing test and got all the positive results. Next step I was told is MRI. I was wondering is there a fix to it ? It’s random for, during a night time or when I give a little burp.

You are the third moderator that I have replied to, I have periodic thumping and occasional ringing in my ear. I suspect that it is caused by an insufficient blood flow, which is possibly caused by an upper cervical subluxation (head.neck injury in a car accident, 30 years ago) or from cardio vascular problems ( I had a heart stent put in in 2017). The ENT specialist along with other practitioners do not have an answer to my problem. Should I make an appointment at Mayos?

day, when im standing mostly