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Punctured ear drum waiting to heal its own. Feeling heartbeat in the ear. Should I be worried?

Hi, I punctured my ear drum a little bit over a week ago, saw an ENT that said my ear drum should heal on its own. Just today I started hearing a very loud whooshing sound in that ear. It s the blood being pumped from my heart, but being that I ve never heard it before, and there s this loud nonstop sound, I started panicking over the idea of a heart attack or something. Is it normal to hear your heart pumping blood through your ear? I m sure I m hearing it through my left ear loudly because of the injury. Should I be worried? I will lose sleep over this if it can be linked to heart failure of some sort or what not.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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hello

Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query

I have gone through your query regarding your ear drum perforation followed by hearing loud sound of your heart beat.

Here I would like to tell you that you get your B.P. checked as hypertension may disturbe your sleep and also enhance this unwanted sound. Usually the traumatic perforation heals well spontaneously and during this period one should avoid infection and cold. and you are advice not to put anything in your ear.

wishing for early recovery.

Regards.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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