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New Cumberland, PA
A 49-year-old male asked:

I've been having lightheadedness for 4 months. i have had mri of the brain, spine, everything's okay. i went swimming, jumped off the diving board, came back up to the surface, i was really dizzy for about a minute. possible inner ear issue? thanks?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
It could very well be an inner ear issue. There are a variety of structures in the inner ear area that are sensitive to position, inflammation, fluid problems and blood pressure problems. You have obviously been examined and referred for the MRI, next step would be to seek the input of an ENT (ears, nose, throat) specialist. There may be some simple interventions that can help.
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