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Rhythmic heart beat in left ear persists, red dot on ear drum. What is it?

Dr. of Audiology tested hearing fine. No indication of fluid or tumor from hearing test . GP had me on 240mg pseudo daily. Symptom of rythmic (heart beat) sound in left ear persists. Small red spot on ear drum. (described by Audiologist as looking like a blood blister . Following up with ENT but not for several weeks. SHould I seek more immediate attention?
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Small red dot/blister on the ear drum can be because of myringitis which is viral infection of the ear drum and resolves on its own or with steroid ear drops. The other cause can be intramembranous bleed because of some trauma during self cleaning of ear which also resolves on its own. Red area on tympanic membrane along with pulsatile beating in ear should be investigated radiologically for any vascular tumour in the middle ear, although the incidence is very less. Please get your blood pressure monitored regularly. Should see your ENT if the symptoms persist.
Answered: Sat, 5 Oct 2013
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