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Can an ear infection cause upset stomach

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Younggren
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Viral: Many ear infections are actually caused by viruses. These can cause a constellation of symptoms to include nausea.
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Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Many ear infections are due to a viral illness that can affect the whole body, including the stomach. In addition, rarely infection in the middle ear ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in h ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Problems: Your blood sugar level at 210 is way too high and needs careful attention. Your age is a critical issue. If your diabetes levels are less than about ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Not likely: Fungal ear infection does not cause headaches without severe ear pain first. It is more likely that you have migraine headache which very frequently c ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not directly: Ear infections are one of the most common infection diagnoses in children. They can occur with or without related symptoms. In this case, it is likely ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities:: 1. Separate and unrelated. 2. Same virus caused both infections. 3. Cramps due to antibiotic taken to treat ear infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
The real...: ...Risk factor is drinking while lying on her back. Sleeping position has little if anything to do with ear infections.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sinus infection: It is not necessarily an inner ear infection, but fluid that may be affecting your inner ear as a result of your sinus infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/sn ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Ear infection may cause imbalance and nausea but would be unlikely to lead to a bloated feeling.

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