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    DonChips posted:
    Recently I started hearing this sound which seemed inside my ears and it was a squeak, squeak, squeak sound that matched the beat of my heart. It sounds like fluid being pumped under pressure thru something. When I took my blood pressure the beeps that the digital blood pressure machine I used matched the sound in my head which tells me I am hearing my blood pumping thru me! My blood pressure reads, each a day apart are 143/89 pulse rate 64 - - - 157/85 pulse rat3e 61 - - - 145/87 pulse rate 67. What does it mean, if anything, that I am hearing my blood moving thru me so clearly that it keeps me up at night? I hear it when I'm standing, sitting, lying down. It seems louder at times but this is hard to tell because the sounds around me seem to block it unless i really listen for it. Is this a bad sign? Can you help?
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:
    Hi: Under normal circumstances, one is not aware of, does not sense, perceive, hear or feel his/her own heartbeat, as if it were not beating at all. Noteworthy, as applicable, in any position, a sound that is synced to one's own heartbeat, heard in the ear/ears, or the head, typically referred to as pulsatile tinnitus, has various causes, including some head/ear-related and cerebrovascular/cardiovascular problems. Some reported known causes, as applicable, are carotid artery (in the neck) stenosis (narrowing), arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), other vascular anomalies, vascular tumors, valvular heart disease (VHD, usually aortic stenosis, narrowing of the heart valve), states of high-cardiac output (anemia and drug-induced high output), and other conditions causing turbulent blood flow. Normal resting heart/pulse rate is 60-100 beats per minute (BPM). Average is 72-78 BPM in men, and 78-84 BPM in women. Normal blood pressure (BP) in adults is under 120/80 with 115/75 or 110/70 considered as being optimal/ideal. Prehypertension is defined as systolic of 120-139 mmHg and diastolic of 80-89 mmHg. Stage 1 hypertension is systolic of 140 to 159 and diastolic of 90 to 99. Stage II is systolic of 160 to 179 and diastolic of 100 to 109. Stage III is systolic greater than 180 and diastolic greater than 110. Stage IV is systolic of 210 and greater and diastolic of 120 and greater. Also, of the different types of heart conditions/problems, some which may/can occur at any age, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic), or even be silent. Medical rule of thumb, report ANY bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening, or new symptom(s) to a/your doctor promptly. Keep ALL other known modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely in-check. ALWAYS be proactive in your health care and treatment. Take care CardioStar* WebMD community member (8/99) - - b Be well-informed As Applicable American Tinnitus Association b About Tinnitus - Consumer - FAQ Approximately 3% of tinnitus patients experience pulsatile tinnitus, i.e., typically hearing a rhythmic pulsing, often in time with a heartbeat. Pulsatile tinnitus can indicate the presence of a vascular condition...... - - WebMD b Heart Disease TYPES i Acquired in life or congenital (abnormality/defect developed during birth) b Heart Disease SYMPTOMS LEARN TO recognize your symptoms and...... Mayo Clinic b Cardiovascular disease 101: Understanding heart and blood vessel conditions Understanding all the different types of cardiovascular disease can be confusing. Get a basic overview of...... Mayo Clinic b Heart disease prevention: 5 strategies keep your heart healthy - Health A to Z b Making the Most of Your Doctor Visits HealingWell b You and Your Doctor: It Takes Two to Tango Your medical care is a TWO WAY street... i Quote "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!" - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society . It's your there. :-) . . b WebMD/WebMD message boards does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
    DonChips responded:
    It's not that I hear my heart beat, rather it's more like I can hear the blood being squeezed thru the veins! I read all you wrote but for the most part, you were over my head! If you could explain to me all that you said in simple terms I'd like that. This has me a bit worried since for the better part of my life I have had no problems at all! My mother was that way as well but at age 62 she died of a heart problem, 4 months later my dad died from a heart problem as well! They both told me our family has heart problems in it so I worry. If there is anything I can do now before something that can not be undone happens, well that's what I want to do! I thank you for getting back to me and hope all is well with you!
    healus88 responded:
    hey i recently got this ringing in my L ear but in my right i have what you do , a swooshing or sound of blood going through my veins kinda noise...blood rushing kinda....the swoosh goes with the beat of the heart.... its scarey , i went to ENT and i have Tinnitus thats what he called it , but got no solid answers as to why....i was told i have hearing loss in L ear......all my other tests were normal... i hope you end up with the answers you need , id be curious to know what you find out...take care
    healus88 responded:
    have you gotten any answers yet? i go to a new doc today so im going to get another opinion. i am very scared cause i dont know what that is in my ears too....swooshing .....its getting louder... let me know what you find out.....take care M

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