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Does vertigo ever go away by itself?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Variable timeframe: Some vertigo spontaneously goes away and other types of vertigo may take awhile to improve as your body adapts. Unfortunately, there are some patients who may experience very little improvement over a significant amount of time. If you continue to have persistent vertigo you should see your pcp and you may be referred to either an ear, nose, & throat doctor, a neurologist or both of them.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Yes: If the vertigo is due to vestibular nerve problem (? With viral etiology) or benign positional vertigo , and a few other causes it may go away by itself if persistent see a doctor.

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Does peripheral vertigo ever go away?

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Yes generally but: It depends on the cause. The most common form is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo which is often caused by a virus. Of course, there are other causes such as meniere's disease or trauma that are more difficult to treat.
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Do symptoms like vertigo go away quickly?

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Depends on cause: Vertigo due to a passing viral infection should pass quickly. Vertigo due to an acoustic neuroma (a non-cancerous tumor) can be chronic (always present). There are many causes of vertigo, and the answer depends on the underlying reason for it.

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