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

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
15 years experience Neurology
Dizziness: It may be related to an inner ear problem. Please visit an ENT physician.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Positional Verigo: You might have benign positional vertigo. See an ent. If you do, this can be easily treated with some maneuvers.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?inner ear: This could be a sign of left inner ear problem such as otolithic dysfnctn, meniere's, endolymphatic fistula, etc, and best to evaluate using a videony ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Inner ear: Could consider local inner ear problem, such as "otolithic dysfnctn", where the receptors are irritable and shift when on left, but could also wonder ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration ?: You may be aspirating when coughing while lying on one side. This can be due to many factors, but best to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist to see i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cough on left side: Stuff drains from right lung into left and you cough. Check with your Dr. to see what is going on.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Needs evaluation: Most of us learn that left-sided chest pain might mean a heart attack, but it is usually with exertion--not lying on your left side. Inflammation of t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Maybe vestibular: Positional dizziness can be caused by an inner ear or other vestibular problem on one of your ears. An ENT or neurologist can do some maneuvers and t ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Rumbling Guts: When you lay on your left side, because of the anatomy of your gastrointestinal system, this position favors emptying of the stomach and enhances the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: But maybe the weight on your stomach in that position is causing your issues.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly BPPV: If by dizzy you mean that you feel as if you are moving or things around you are moving then that is called vertigo. Vertigo is a problem usually of t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: This may be due to stress but with your concerns i suggest you see a doctor and .Have this evaluated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Easy answer!: Think of a glass of soda--fizz rises to the top, right? This happens with air in your gut. As you see from colon anatomy, there is a left (descending) ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not gyn: Need more info, for how long, how are your menstrual cycles, have you tried any relief measures? If persistent see your PCP, GYN, or request a consult ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Direct pressure: Some patients have temporomandibular joint pain which can elicit tenderness when lying on ones side. Very few patients have actual inner ear pain, and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Which side: Ask you question again with more info. Which side hurts??? Which side are you lying on ????? Please ask again
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dizziness: This might be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or bppv. See an ent. The doctor may be able to perform a modified epley maneuver, which has a &g ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience Neurology
BPV: You may have something simple as inner ear issue called benign positional vertigo, its usually associated with viral ear infection or sinusitis, if sy ... Read More
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