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A 36-year-old female asked:

i felt like floor was dropping under feet when walked. ct scan showed chronic sinustis. meds got rid of symptom. was it due to sinus inflammation?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Sinusitis: It is possible that the congestion in the upper respiratory tract associated with the sinusitis was producing changes in the semicircular canals, part of the middle ear, which help maintaining your position sense and balance.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have tingling feet my MRI shows L5 -s1 bulging disc with mid atrophy of some muscles around l5-4-3 . My doctor tingling feet. Are because of and this disc hasn't. Caused it. He gave me nortriptilin is my doctor right? I still have tingling feet and som

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