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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)

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


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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but i'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Im 68.Severe pressure ontop of head,dull right ear,Fluid behind right eardrum,dizziness,sickness loss of appetite.Ct scan normal. Will this go away?

Im 68.Severe pressure ontop of head,dull right ear,Fluid behind right eardrum,dizziness,sickness loss of appetite.Ct scan normal. Will this go away?

Recheck: Severe persistent headache should be reexamined. Perhaps taking to your doctor for follow up is prudent. If unavailable a recheck at the emergency room might be helpful? ...Read more

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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