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Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Middle ear effusion: In general, fluid in the middle ear should not cause dizziness or headache. It definitely causes hearing loss in the affected ear. There are many other causes for dizziness or headache. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor, possibly an otolaryngologist, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


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Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab Or inner ear issues ?

Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab
Or inner ear issues ?

Labyrinthitis.: Yes, congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which if symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. the indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

Many things: You new a good ENT evaluation with an exam, hearing evaluation, and possibly a fiberoptic nasopharyngeal exam. It could be related to many things like allergies, tmj, and a variety of ear problems. ...Read more

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I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

 I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

Ear discharge: Ear pain and discharge especially when it is not clear most probably from infection, may need antibiotics, have it examined. Allergic symptoms could be treated with decongestant nasal spray, steroid nasal spray and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Ear pressure for 9 years constant everyday dizziness and anxiety could this be allergies?

Ear pressure for 9 years constant everyday dizziness and anxiety could this be allergies?

Not likely: Eustachian tubes drain the middle ears empty into the far back area where the nostrils meet the throat. Allergies cause these tubes to get clogged, and can result in fluid backing up into the middle ear, right next to the inner ear. This could cause balance issues, even dizziness, but usually not for months or years. Anxiety? Consider allergy medication side effects of decongestants, steroids. ...Read more

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Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

Otologist: Any ENT can evaluate & treat these symptoms. Otology is a sub-specialty of ENT that deals strickly with ear problems. These specialists are an excellent choice. They are usually located in the big cities. If you live in a more rural area, make sure the ENT has specialized testing (electronystagmography or video nystagmography). ?You may have menieres syndrome. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more