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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

Yes: It certainly can. It can upset your vestibular system, and cause dizziness. Be seen by your physician for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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3 months now been having epsiodes of dizzy/spinning sensations when laying mainly also worst at night when laying headaces at night at well been treated twice with predisone no help really dr says fluid in my ears ? Can this cause this symptoms?

3 months now been having epsiodes of dizzy/spinning sensations when laying mainly also worst at night when laying headaces at night at well been treated twice with predisone  no help really dr says fluid in my ears ? Can this cause this symptoms?

Ménière�s disease: Ménière?s disease describes a set of episodic symptoms including vertigo (attacks of a spinning sensation), hearing loss, tinnitus (a roaring, buzzing, or ringing sound in the ear), and a sensation of fullness in the affected ear. Episodes typically last from 20 minutes up to 4 hours. Ménière?s disease is also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops and is one of the most common causes of dizzines ...Read more

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Feels like fluid moving around in rt ear when I tilt head around. No pain, throbbing, or discharge, but causes bit of dizziness. Persistent 5 days?

Feels like fluid moving around in rt ear when I tilt head around. No pain, throbbing, or discharge, but causes bit of dizziness. Persistent 5 days?

Diagnosis: If you have fluid in the middle ear without pain, it is most likely a viral infection. You need an expert opinion to rule out any problem with your middle ear. These types of problems usually do not require any specific treatment and disappear;. If the symptoms persist for 3 weeks or more see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

Seek immediate help: Very difficult to determine without proper exam. Reasons for ear drainage vary widely and must be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Please, seek medical attention with your pcp or any other provider who can see you within a day or two.. ...Read more

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Can fluid in the ears cause popping sound in ears when swallowing, dizziness, nausea, headache/pressure? What is a natural cure for this if so.

Can fluid in the ears cause popping sound in ears when swallowing, dizziness, nausea, headache/pressure? What is a natural cure for this if so.

Ear fluid: Ear fluid can result from nasal congestion, i see you have an inhaler, do you also suffer from nasal allergies? Treating the latter will control the fluid in the ears and the dizziness, headache, etc will ease. See an allergist for a long term treatment that does not involve medications. ...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