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Winchester, KY
A 36-year-old female asked:

Is there a test i could do at home to test inner ear i have a weird lightheaded feeling swaying sometimes drs say anxiety,worried tumor inner ear ?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
BAER: test can exclude the presence of a small acoustic neuroma if the test is normal. Medications used for allergies can cause lightheartedness. Dizziness is a complicated matter, I see about 10 patients a month in Kentucky who have difficult to diagnosis dizziness. I wish there was a simple home test. Unsteadiness with eyes closed that improves with eyes open is often due to low B12 (
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Last updated May 23, 2016


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