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A 28-year-old male asked:

Dizziness and loss of balance when walking. symptoms only occur when walking and does not occur when standing up, sitting down, moving head position but only happens when i walk. ears were blocked and been using ear drops. what could cause the dizy?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Due to the fact that you are noticing ear symptoms along with dizziness and balance issues when you walk, this could be an inner ear issue that is related to the blocked feeling he have in your ears. A face to face examto look at your ear canal, eardrum and assess for a possible infection that is behind the eardrum would be very helpful. Treatment for inner ear issues include Epley maneuvers.
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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Ear wax and ear infections, as well as many other conditions, can cause dizziness. See your doctor
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Last updated Mar 5, 2021

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