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What is endolymphatic hydrops?

What is endolymphatic hydrops?

Inner ear disorder: Endolymphatic hydrops is a disorder of the vestibular system (your inner ear 'balance center). It includes conditions such as meniere's disease, which is characterized by dizziness, hearing loss and ear pain. Here's a helpful link: http://www.Californiaearinstitute.Com/ear-disorders-endolymphatic-hydrops-ear-institute-bay-area.Php. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Are meniere's disease and endolymphatic hydrops the same condition?

Are meniere's disease and endolymphatic hydrops the same condition?

Yes: Their symptoms are the same (episodic vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and fullness of the ear). Endolymphatic hydrops is most frequently described as a disorder of increased pressure within the inner ear and has many known etiologies or causes. The term meniere's disease should only be applied in cases where the cause is idiopathic or not known. ...Read more

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What's the difference between primary endolymphatic hydrops and secondary endolymphatic hydrops?

Primary vs Secondary: Primary endolymphatic hydrops would be a problem intrinsic to the inner ear itself. While secondary would be caused by something outside of (affecting) the inner ear. The symptoms maybe the same. An example of secondary would be if medications were causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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Secondary endolymphatic hydrops, does Claritin (loratadine) help?

Secondary endolymphatic hydrops, does Claritin (loratadine) help?

Secondary Endolympha: Underlying cause and natural history is unknown. Claritin (loratadine) is not going to help. ...Read more

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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

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I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

I have endolymphatic hydrops in one ear. The meniett releaves the pressure but makes me very dizzy for 48 hours. My symptoms started with using new in-ear headphones. Could it be a plf?

Possible: Hydrops and plf both can cause fluctuating ear pressure, and hearing loss so may be hard to distinguish. Another cause could be superior canal dehiscence but the hearing loss in this condition is usually conductive. Consider getting fistula test from audiologist. In plf condition usually begins with blow to ear, major baropressure event, heavy straining such as hard cough or lifting heavy objec. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hydrops affect their foetus?

What to do if I have hydrops affect their foetus?

Fetal hydrops: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm

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Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrops gallbladder with litiasis?

Can you tell me about hydrops gallbladder with litiasis?

Mucus filled/swollen: A gallbladder in which a gallstone has blocked its duct will sometimes absorb the accumulated bile and leave behind a white mucoid substance in the gallbladder. A mucus filled gallbladder from a blocked stone is called hydrops.Hydrops is a word used in other conditions as well where there is excessive swelling. Lithiasis refers to the stone which is usually a cholesterol stone . ...Read more

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2 kids with nonimmune hydrops, 1 f 2 1/2 yrs, 1 m 3 months?

2 kids with nonimmune hydrops, 1 f 2 1/2 yrs, 1 m 3 months?

Hydrops fetalis, : Excessive fluid build-up in 2 or more body parts in a fetus, can be pretty severe, as you describe. Non-immune hydrops can be from heart or lung problems, severe anemia (alpha-thalassemia or infections), genetic syndromes or problems in fetal development. I'd seek evaluations of both kids by a geneticist to look for a cause ; by your state's early intervention program to assess their development. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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