Originally Posted by K9Unit6
I have recently begun to have throbing (heartbeat) in my right ear. It usually comes on after I have been drinking. Sometimes it won't last long, but today it is still throbing from last night. If I stick my finger in my ear, it stops. I do have high blood pressure, and am on hydrochlorothiazide for that. Is this related to drinking, or some other cause? Please help.
Two things you may want to lok into are:
Patulous eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction - The eustachian tube stays open most of the time. The eustachian tube is a passageway from the back of the nose to the middle ear that may be opened or closed by action of a valve-like device. Under normal circumstances, it remains closed for most of the day, opening only on occasion to equalize air pressure in the middle ear and the exterior environment.If the tube remains open, the patient complains of hearing one's own voice or hearing echoes of owns own voice.
A consition called SSCD- ask about a High Res CT Scan of the inner ear bones looking for sscd- A hole in the inner ear bone that can cause autophoney - and a vemp test -
Keep us posted!