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why do I get dizzy when I lay on my back and turn my head left

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

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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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Positional vertigo?: The chances are that this is benign positional vertigo but other diagnoses should be ruled out vertigo is a symptom not a diagnosis!
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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 member asked:
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 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 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Might be migraines.: There are many causes for migraines, from eating foods like chocolate to drinking wine to exposure to light to being upset to much more. These are of ... Read More
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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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Myofascitis: When flexing your neck you are stretching the fasciae covering the upper/mid trapezius muscles. These muscles connect to the mid thoracic spine. This ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. G. Robert Kletzker
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Positional vertigo: This is frequently caused by positional vertigo. Exercises often will correct this problem. An ear specialist is the best physician to see to diagnose ... 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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Bad bed: Your mattress is not giving you even support.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rommen
8 years experience Family Medicine
Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stret ... 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 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Low blood pressure: Check your blood pressure. This is a sign of ortho static hypotension, commonly called low blood pressure.
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is impossible to say without being able to examine you and order appropriate studies. Have it evaluated.
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

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