Hearing Your Heart Beat? ...

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Hearing Your Heart Beat? ...

This might sound totally foolish; but... For the past few weeks, I've been, at times, literally hearing my heart beat in my right ear. It gets quite loud at times and is sooo annoying! I know it's not a blood pressure issue because it was great at my appointment a week and a half ago. I totally forgot to mention it at that appointment. Is anyone else experiencing this? haha I know it sounds ridiculous; but, it's happening! haha I'm going to try to check my blood pressure at work tomorrow just to be sure that hasn't changed.

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do you have allergies? or have you had any inner ear problems? when I get congested and it spreads to my inner ear this sometimes happens to me.

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Nope! I googled it after I posted this, though, and I found a forum with a number of women discussing this exact issue (right ear and all) and, apparently, it's totally normal because of the increased blood volume during pregnancy! It's just sooo annoying! I'll keep an eye on it, though, and mention it at my next appointment if I'm still finding it to be an issue.

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I can't say that I have had that happen but I would think it would be normal as you said due to increased blood volume.

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That sounds like a very reasonable explanation!

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I have this often, but it's in my left ear. But I think mine is caused by allergy problems. I used to take lipoflavonoid which helped but once I got pregnant I stopped taking it. It totally sucks and is very annoying.