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

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Injury to inner ear: During head trauma it is common to have trauma to inner ear also which leads to dizziness.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 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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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Psychiatry 68 years experience
Why dizzyness?: Dizziness is an impairment in spatial perception and stability. Because the term dizziness is imprecise, it can refer to vertigo, presyncope, disequil... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Blood pressure: This may relate to changes in blood pressure when you move or it may be your inner ear giving you the problem when moving. Either way--a visit to you... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Chest pain: Chest symptoms and dizziness require careful consideration- this may be something that can wait or may need to be evaluated in an emergency room now. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
?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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology 34 years experience
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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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
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
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