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Had Electronystagmogram test for dizziness and it resulted in normal everything. does this mean i have central dizziness and no inner ear problem?

Had Electronystagmogram test for dizziness and it resulted in normal everything. does this mean i have central dizziness and no inner ear problem?

Normal ENG: Depends. The ENG test is abnormal if during the test you are symptomatic. If you were symptomatic during the test and the test is normal, then the cause of your vertigo is central. ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

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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I was told i had an inner ear problem. Since then I have been getting dizzy during exercise. Could inner ear problems cause this? I also sweat a lot.

I was told i had an inner ear problem. Since then I have been getting dizzy during exercise. Could inner ear problems cause this? I also sweat a lot.

Yes it can: Inner ear problem can cause feeling of the diziness with the change of the position. It less likely however to cause excessive sweating. Check it with your doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm always dizzy. I heard dizziness could be sign of inner ear problem. What can I do to check?

I'm always dizzy. I heard dizziness could be sign of inner ear problem. What can I do to check?

Do you feel motion: If your dizziness is a lightheaded feeling or the feeling you might faint it might be due to your blood pressure or heart rhythm. Dizziness that is more a feeling that you are moving or things around you are moving is more accurately called "vertigo" and should be worked up by an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have not had a good physical examination by your primary care doctor you should 1st. ...Read more

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Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. If you are lightheaded i would recommend seeing a doctor. Vertigo will usually resolvs on its own after a week or so but see a doctor if it continues. If you are lightheaded then i would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Inner ear: The inner ear has two main functions: hearing and balance. If you have an inner ear disorder, you can have dizziness alone, hearing loss alone or both. Sometimes, people with inner ear disorders will have increased sensitivities to noises, too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly if I have an inner ear problem that sometimes can cause dizziness?

Is it safe to fly if I have an inner ear problem that sometimes can cause dizziness?

Yes: Usual commercial aircraft have cabin pressures that are the same as on the ground. During takeoff and landing these pressures may change, but you can use decongestants, nose sprays, and clearing methods to keep the pressures stable. Yawning helps to open the inner ear, and chewing gum may also help. As your doctor for medication to take just before takeoff and landing to help. ...Read more

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Does having a head cold cause dizziness after the cold has past? What if you don't know if you have an inner ear problem? Could a cold bring it out?

Does having a head cold cause dizziness after the cold has past? What if you don't know if you have an inner ear problem? Could a cold bring it out?

Possible: Colds can have you feeling weird and dizzy afterwards. Viral respiratory infections sometimes lead to vestibular neuritis (inflammation of the cranial nerve that controls balance) which will lead to a very specific form of dizziness called vertigo. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes it can: Positional dizziness can be present, because there are three semicircular canals at right angles to one another and the imbalance can only be detected by certain movements. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...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