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Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Symptoms
I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?
Don't panic: A collection of blood under the lining of the mouth is usually from trauma, like biting. It would not be an expected side effect of prednisone, but steroids can impair wound healing, so that might explain it. If concerned, have it checked out in the next few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?
AIED: causes sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to complaints of hearing loss, nearly half of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss patients report other vestibuloauditory symptoms including aural fullness, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and vertigo. There is no single diagnostic examination or laboratory study. History and physical with an audiogram and some lab studies can be very useful. ...Read more
I have possible menieres disease, because of constant ear infections. But there is a chance for a tumor. What are the symptoms for inner ear tumor?
Unclear : 3 distinct issues. Ear infections, menieres syndrome and inner ear tumor. None of these issues has anything to do with the other. Menieres is fluctuating hearing loss with tinnitus and vertigo (comes and goes). Ear infections are pus in the middle ear leading to severe pain and hearing loss. An inner ear tumor (acoustic neuroma) presents with progressive difficulty hearing. Please see an ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone heard of an inner ear disorder, had undetected ear inf yrs ago caused insomnia and loss of hearing seemed i had similar symptoms as anxiety?
Ear resp.# disorders: Hearing/ear(s) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with hearing): feel like there is something stuck in your ear, that your ear canal it plugged or blocked, that there is a pebble in your ear that you can't get outlow rumbling sounds reduced hearing, frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness, # dis insomnia, los ringing in ears, noises in ears, noises in the head other # med. ...Read more
How can someone live normally with inner ear disorders? The CT scan showed chronic sinusitus and meds help with symptoms but I think was misdiagnosed
Go back: If you think you were misdiagnosed, talk with your doctor and discuss your concerns. See an ENT specialist if you haven't already. You can always get a second opinion as well just to be sure. ...Read more
If i'm not having any ear problems, and no spinning room, just dizzy headed when lowering my head and off balance, could it still be inner ear disease?
I've been on bed rest on my back for 2 months. When I sit up on bed I feel dizzy in the head until lay down. Do I have inner ear disease?
I was diagnosed with possible minieres disease. However the doctor wants me to go for a mri, what are my chances of having a tumor in my inner ear?
Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?
Inner ear disorder and disease my entire life i've had to relearn balance. When i was around 14 years old i couldn't ride amusement park rides anymore without throwing up. Doctors never paid attention to me and my problem.
As an adult i was finally put
Too non-specific: We need to know what specifically you are talking about. Inner disorders could be vertigo, hearing loss (sudden or gradual) tinnitus (usually central in origin), meniere's disease, labyrinthitis, positional vertigo or even an autoimmune disorder involving the inner ear. In general there a few treatments for inner ear disorders unless you know more specifically what you mean. ...Read more
Inner ear infection: The inner ear has 2 primary functions: hearing and balance. With an inner ear infection, you could have problems with hearing or balance or both. Sometimes, inner ear infection can extend to the cerebrospinal fluid and you can develop symptoms of meningitis. This could cause neck stiffness, sensitivity to light or sound, headache. Other general signs of infection include fevers and chills. ...Read more
None: Inner ear disorders cause vertigo (and/or hearing loss) but not lightheadedness. The latter can be caused by blood flow problems to the brain, nutritional issues or intrinsic brain problems but these are different from vertigo which is the subjective sensation of motion in the absence thereof. Head to your pcp or an ENT to talk about the difference. ...Read more
Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?
Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more
Inner ear: All inner ear disorders do not come with nystagmus. You have to differentiate cochlear and vestibular problems which are both of the inner ear. Cochlear problems cause hearing loss and vestibular problems cause vertigo. Nystagmus is the eye responding to vestibular problems of the inner ear in some cases. Central neurologic problems which do not involve inner ear can cause nystagmus, as well. ...Read more
Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
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