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Q. Why do I hear my heartbeat only in right ear while bending down?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney
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This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 21, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 31, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am a 35 year old male. I can hear my heartbeat in my right ear when I bend towards my knee. In any other position like standing or lying down I do not hear this heartbeat sound. My hearing test is normal. Is it normal to hear this heartbeat sound when a person bends his head towards his knee? Also, I am hearing it only in my right ear. Is it normal?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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We are here to help you.

Most commonly such feeling of heartbeat known as palpitations is absolutely normal. However, this could be due to anxiety issues.

I would recommend you to get your electrocardiogram (ECG) and thyroid profile done and write back to me with reports.

Revert back with the reports to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Hello doctor,

Is it palpitation? I mean I can actually hear my heartbeat only through right ear when I bend down. Is it still normal?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I feel it as normal. However, getting an ECG done is not a bad idea.

Revert back with ECG report to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Hello doctor,

I had my ECG and thyroid test last month for insurance and they were fine at that time. I am worried about pulsating tinnitus. My hearing is also fine. I hope it is a normal thing. Please help.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • If your ECG and thyroid are normal, then I do not find any reason to worry.
  • I would advise you to start meditation as this all could just be stress related.

For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Thank you doctor,

Actually, you are right. I got little stressed about this. But, all I want to know is whether the heartbeat sound I hear while bending is normal or not.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, this is normal. If you are still worried, then you may get an echocardiography (echo) of your heart done.

For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Thank you doctor,

I will do that. Did you mean stress echo? Also, can this sound come all the time without bending? I am just worried about this.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • You are keep thinking that and it is bothering you. I would say that lots of people notice that.
  • I did not mean stress echo. I mean to say a simple 2D echo (two-dimensional echocardiogram).
  • I would also like to know whether you get any headaches associated as a lot people with migraine get this pulsating headache.

Revert back with the asked details to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Hello doctor,

I do not have migraine.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • If you do not have migraine, then this is absolutely normal.

For further information consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Thanks a lot doctor. I will not worry then.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, you need not have to worry. Start meditation and write to me after a week as to know how you are feeling.

Revert back after a week to a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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Hello doctor,

Today I ran on treadmill after a long time as I am trying to lose weight. I felt that after running on treadmill, when I bent immediately I felt heartbeat in my ear. Could it be because of blood rushing fast in vessels? Before food or exercise I do not feel this sound at all. Could it be because of more blood flow after food and exercise? Please guide.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • That is normal. It is an issue only in case you have associated severe breathlessness or chest pain.

For further doubts consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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