rapid thumping sound in left ear

Posted by cinnamon @cinnamon, Apr 22, 2012

What is causing a sporadic thumping sound in my left ear?

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Hi @gerardcame, Welcome to Connect, an online community where you can share your experiences and find support from other patients. I moved this discussion to the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat group to connect you with other members.

I wonder if you might have pulsatile tinnitus. Here some information about tinnitus and pulsatile tinnitus.
http://mayocl.in/1Utj1aQ
http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/pulsatiletinnitus
Have you been to see your doctor about the thumping? When does it happen?

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It most happens if I give even a little burp but can come on anytime.

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@loisde

It most happens if I give even a little burp but can come on anytime.

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Hello @loisde! Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! Thank you for commenting on this thread.

Do you also experience thumping sounds in your ear?

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Yes and my Dr. has put me on antibiotics so will see what happens. Have had periodic thumping for the last couple months.

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@loisde

Yes and my Dr. has put me on antibiotics so will see what happens. Have had periodic thumping for the last couple months.

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@cinnamon, are you still experiencing thumping in your ear? Have you been seen by a medical professional for a proper diagnosis ?

@loisde, have the antibiotics helped?

please let us know how you are both doing.

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Antibiotics have helped but still get it the odd time. I have never had a problem with the feeling that I want to burp – not much but a little burp and that is when I get a small thump in my ear. Don’t know what is causing that bit of gas so will ask when I see the Doctor.

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About 2 weeks ago I noticed the same thing in my right ear. I hear it more when I just wake up. It’s isolated in my right ear. It’s not rhythmic, more sporadic and fast so it’s not linked to my pulse. When I fully plug my ear it goes away, maybe because of the pressure.

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@gregk

About 2 weeks ago I noticed the same thing in my right ear. I hear it more when I just wake up. It’s isolated in my right ear. It’s not rhythmic, more sporadic and fast so it’s not linked to my pulse. When I fully plug my ear it goes away, maybe because of the pressure.

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I have noticed the same thing, i have to burp but cant seem to get it all out and i get a rapid pulse in my right ear. I have also noticed my right eye is seeming to get blurry over the past few months

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I have periodic thumping in my right ear for a month or so. It does not match my pulse. I have had ringing in both ears for couple years. Today I am trying a decongestant. Any other ideas?

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I noticed when I close my mouth (jaw) thumping gets louder and faster. When I open my jaw it goes away.

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For the past 24 hours, I've been having the spastic thumbing in my ear. It doesn't match my heart beat either. It's very random, but it seems to happen every 3-6 seconds and lasts about 5-10 seconds. What could this be?

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