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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. James Dukelow
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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 are the tests for fetal hydrops?

Ultrasound mostly.: Fetal hydrops can only be diagnosed with prenatal ultrasonography and certain blood tests can help with its etiology (e.g. Torch titers). Prenatal genetic diagnosis is also warranted in such cases to assess for down syndrome or other severe anomalies. This can be achieved with cordocentesis, amniocentesis, placental biopsy or cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for fetus with hydrops?

Differential diagnosis for fetus with hydrops?

Hydrops fetalis (HF): Hf is divided into two major categories: immune hf and nonimmune hf. Immune hydrops fetalis is caused by rh incompatibility, and used to be the most common cause. All other causes of hf are termed non-immune and may be caused by chromosomal aberrations, other genetic disorders, infections, anemias, structural birth defects such as congenital heart disease, and many other causes. ...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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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