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Can An Enema Cause Vertigo
Nausea, dizziness, light headed, severely constipated, severe stomach pain. Laxatives and stool softeners aren't helping. Will an enema help?
Depends on age: Acute vertigo is usually due to a viral infection that affects the inner ear, causing unsteadiness sensation for days to weeks. Older persons may get "benign positional postural vertigo" which is chronic for years. Tumors, trauma, vascular problems can also cause this, but are much less common. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis: It is unusual to have true spinning (vertigo) for 3 months. There is either an inner ear problem or a neurological problem. You need to see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have a hearing loss in one ear and ringing in one ear, consult an ENT doctor. Otherwise, if you have other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
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