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Why do I get dizzy when I lay down on my left side

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
Dizziness: It may be related to an inner ear problem. Please visit an ENT physician.

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Inner ear issue: is most likely. Avoid lying on that side, get up slowly from any position, and see a clinician to get an actual diagnosis. Lots of useful info on h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Vertigo: Does it feel like the room is spinning around you? Especially since you describe your dizziness occurring in a particular position, you may have beni... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Just to be safe: See an otolaryngologist or neurologist, as sounds like you have focal left ear problems, and if hearing loss on that side, might check for acoustic ne... Read More
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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probable positional: You most likely have benign positional vertigo which is characterized by vertigo.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
See an ENT: You would benefit from an in person evaluation by a board certified otolaryngologist.
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A few thots: Maybe a local inner ear issue on the left, or perhaps, arterial compression in neck due to position, or even intracranial issues such as colloid cyst ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Left side 'dizzy': 'dizzy' is the worst word in the english language, because everyone means something different by it. Much more detail is needed about what you mean b... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ans: Could be a vascular issue or an inner ear issue. Make sure you hydrate well and you are best to see your doctor at your age. You need a complete evalu... Read More

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