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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...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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Could TMJ cause hearing loss? Could TMJ cause lightheadness?

Could TMJ cause hearing loss? Could TMJ cause lightheadness?

No to hearing loss: Tmj disorders or temporomandibular disorders do not cause loss of hearing. It is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Light headedness is not an uncommon symptom in temporomandibular disorders. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ent. ...Read more

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Could headphones cause ear fullness/pressure feeling?

Could headphones cause ear fullness/pressure feeling?

Headphones: Not usually. How loud do you have them set at? Any history of ear disease or eustachian tube dysfunction? ...Read more

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Could earwax cause lightheaded/weightless head?

Could earwax cause lightheaded/weightless head?

No, but...: Haven't seen ear wax cause lightheadedness, but the ENT doctor can check the ears during an evaluation, if the primary care doctor has recommended a visit to the ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety ...Read more

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I'm confused between, dizziness, dizzy headed, imbalance and vertigo. Help!

I'm confused between, dizziness, dizzy headed, imbalance and vertigo. Help!

Don't know......: What are you really asking, please rephrase so i can answer your question. ...Read more

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Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Can a plugged ear cause dizziness?

Hmmm: Ear wax impaction does not typically cause dizziness, but have your ENT remove it just in case. They may be able to help with the dizziness even it it isn't related to the plugged ear. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

Could TMJ cause sinus and balance problems?

TMJ balance: Tmj could definitely cause balance problems (inner ear inflammation), I have two patients now that have that problem and one fells better after adjusted bite and night guard and the other is being fitted for a night guard. As to the sinus, i suppose it it can because of pressure your applying to your teeth, but its not really a cause to a sinus infection, just tooth relation. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Dizziness, clogged ear and hearing impairment?

Dizziness, clogged ear  and hearing impairment?

Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause these symptoms. Middle ear clogging can cause similar symptoms but the treatment differs. ...Read more

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Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Could UTI cause tinnitus and dizziness?

No, but...: UTI alone would not cause the symptoms you reported, instead, which strongly suggest some disorders in inner ear resulting from local irritation or its related nerve fibers. So, seek evaluation and counseling by otolaryngologist - ear specialist. ...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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Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Yes: Not only can untreated ear infections cause temporary hearing loss, but if the ear does not heal, even if treated, may cause problems. That is why it is very important for your physician to follow the problem until it is healed. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMD can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and TMJ. Earache, tinnitus, headache, toothache, neck pain and clicks are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

Multiple: Multiple things, but tops on the lists are neurological promblems like acoustic neuroma or multiple sclerosis; concussion or meniere's disease. Exposure to carbon monoxide or drugs: cocaine, asprirn, motrin. High blood pressure can cause these symptoms. So can ear problems like perforated tm and tmj. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear ringing?

It can : Over activity of these muscles can sometimes cause a ringing sensation, called tinnitus. It is not unusual for the patient with tmj/cmd to complain of ringing in their ears, or vertigo. The tensor tympani and tensor levi palatini are tensed whenever the jaw-closing muscles are tensed, i.e., when ever the jaw is clenched. The reason is that the same nerve (the trigeminal) feeds all of the muscles o. ...Read more

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Headaches, dizzy, nauseated, ringing in the ears?

It is time to see: A neurologist. Neurologists specialize in disease of and damage to the nervous system. Re.: make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss whether a visit to a neurologist is warranted. Hope it helps... ...Read more

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Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Can ear wax build up cause tinnitus and dizziness?

Ear wax: Usually you get some pain or decreased hearing but dizziness and tinnitus (ear ringing) can also occur. Try flushing with water. You can also mix hydrogen peroxide with water (1 part hydrogen peroxide and 9 parts water). If this doesn't work, you might need manual removal by a doc. ...Read more