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

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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 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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Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience Neurology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Injury to inner ear: During head trauma it is common to have trauma to inner ear also which leads to dizziness.
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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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
66 years experience Psychiatry
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
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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Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
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 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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