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Fluid In Ear Brain Fog
Possible causes of ear pressure, tinnitus, facial numbness around ear to cheekbone, clear fluid on exam, normal MRI of brain and also C-spine.
Mastoiditis: You may have had an inflammation in the area of your inner and middle ear. You may also have affected your mastoid which is in this area. Extensive inflammation in this area could cause irritation of the ear and facial nerves causing your symptoms. You need evaluation by both an ENT and neurologist. ...Read more
Phleboliths: Phleboliths are tiny stones or particles inside the fluid-filled semicircular canals; if one of these tiny particles becomes stuck on the cilia (tiny hairs attached to nerves and sensing the fluid movement within the canals), the result is a spinning sensation (vertigo). This is one cause of vertigo. One can be taught the epley maneuvers to dislodge a phlebolith. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would ringing in the ear and fluid in the ear cause snowy vision? I also am goimg through withdrawal from citalopram
No! See your eye Dr.: snowy vision needs to be evaluated by your eye doctor as soon as possible. This needs to be worked up. It's probably not related to your tinnitus. That's another issue separately. You may need to get a referral to an ENT doctor, and have your PCP check your blood pressure s well. Do not delay, and following up with your primary care physician to get it taken care of. Neither are normal findings. ...Read more
Usually ear: Check online for multiple causes of tinnitus. People who are constantly exposed to noise @ work are more prone to ringing in the ear- pilots, musicians, sports players, construction workers, entertainers etc. Ear plugs may minimize the chances of developing tinnitus. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dull headache for over a week, now I have post nasal drip and fluid in ears/ tubes. Varying brain fog. Can the fluid in my ears/ head cause the fog?
Headache neck ache pain in jaw pressure in forhead numbness in face spaced out feel wired brain tumor or brain abcess vertigo legs feel heavy?
Chronic dizziness vertigo feeling popping in the ears pressure around the eyes for 3 weeks. Ent found that my ear holding fluid causing the symptoms?
Upper respiratory : The description sounds like you are have sinus and middle ear pressure due to upper respiratory swelling/ inflammation/ congestion. The swelling blocks fluid drainage and causes pressure/ fluid buildup in the sinuses and ears. Allergy medication with decongestants may be helpful. Nasal decongestant sprays can also help. If this worsens, you need to see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more
Can a brain tumor cause loss of hearing in on ear and heat sensation through one eye followed with nausea?
Yes/other causes,too: Those symptoms can have many causes. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Fluid in ear: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.
Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The most common cause of ringing (tinnitus) is hearing loss. At your age, it is unlikely that the cause of your tinnitus is hearing loss, but it needs to be ruled out. Other factors may also contribute to tinnitus in the absence of hearing loss, e.g. Tmj dysfunction, excessive caffeine or alcohol consumption, medication side effect, etc. See your local ENT to further evaluate this symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?
Nonspecific : Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more
I have brain fog, slight dizziness and a sensation around right ear and head. I'm scared, what could it be?
Brain fog help: "Brain fog" is a non-medical term meaning confused or forgetful. Given your symptoms and that you are also a diabetic, suggest you see your primary doctor without delay for exam and proper diagnosis. If necessary, go to urgent care to be checked. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
For the last 3 months i have been having worsening brain fog,lack of concentration,headaches and slow thinking. I also have a 24/7 ringing in my ears.
Requires: medical examination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Occasionally, shingles can happen on the head and cause theses symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Sometimes, migraine headaches can cause similar symptoms to these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clogged ears and foggy feeling for a few days, can sinus congestion cause a lethargy and brain fog? humidity is high right now as well
I have had throbbing pressure in my head behind my left ear. It comes and goes, but when it comes its a stabbing pain. Strange brain fog as well?
Everytime i get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog..I?
I have brain fog, dizziness and ear pain and sinus pressure. What does this sound like? I've had it on and off for 3 years now.
Thyroxine, lantus (insulin glargine): I understand your distress. Thank you for informing about Thyroidectomy, Thyroxine and Lantus (insulin glargine). Thyroxine can cause anxiety which may cause dizziness and brain fog feeling. See Endocrinologist for Thyroid status and Diabetes status as Thyroxine may interfere with blood glucose control and reduce the effectiveness of Lantus (insulin glargine); and Treatment. See ENT Specialist for Sinus pressure and ear pain. ...Read more
Constant dizziness, brain fog, severe dry eye (being treated), ear and temple burning sensation. Most labs are normal.
Psychotherapy?: After ruling out any physiological abnormalities, let me as you, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as stress or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Stuffed up itchy nose, stuffed up very itchy ears with slight pain in them. Brain fog. pressure shift in my ears when i swallow.
Allergies/sinusitis: In either case, you should see your physician to see if you need treatment. ...Read more
Can inner ear infection cause dizzy, muscle tension brain fog and then anxiety. I believe i was misdiagnosed with anxiety disorder given wrong meds?
Ear infection: Middle ear infections can cause pain and dizziness, and maybe a feeling of "brain fog" when acute. As you recover, these symptoms should subside. Muscle tension and anxiety are not usually features of ear infections, and could be features of generalized anxiety disorder or possibly others. "brain fog" is a very encompassing term, and needs further exploration. ...Read more
I have attacks of dizziness (not vertigo), brain fog/slowness, nausea, tinnitus, & ear fullness. Mri & ENT workup normal. No meds help. I need relief.
Neuro time: You need to see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had a traffic related head trauma. No obvious damage. How much chance i may develop memory loss or brain fog?
The chance is low: As long as you did not develop any bleeding inside your head, and as long as you do not have a history of repeated head injuries, a single head injury like this stands very little chance of getting you cognitive difficulties later on or any sort of brain fog. I would not spend time worrying about it. When i was a student i was honored to be able to study in the soviet union. I fondly remember the hospitality shown to us as a student group in the ukraine.Best wishes to you and your family in the upcoming holiday season. ...Read more
I had two concussions within a year from bumping my head. Am I likely to ever feel the same again. As in no more headaches, and brain fog.
Depends: recovery from concussion depends on a number of factors including who you were before the concussion as well as how severe the concussions were, and age. The number of concussions experienced and how close they are together also matters. it's important to be sure that you weren't having headaches or brain fog prior to the concussions because that could mean you have migraine which is treatable. ...Read more
Could violently snappin my head back and forth to style my hair all my life cause head trauma or cause my brain fog/head sensations/confusion? I'm 19
No: The movements would have to very violent and rapid to cause any neurologic damage. Make sure your doctors rule out sleep apnea as a cause of your symptoms you list above, as this is frequently missed in young people. At the very least, a home o2 desaturation test should be run to rule this possibility out, followed by a home or lab sleep study if clinically indicated.I hope other docs chime in als. ...Read more
Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?
May not be anxiety: Anxiety can produce tension headache and difficulty concentrating ("brain fog"). But, if headache continues in location you describe for 4 weeks, it is possibly something more serious. Please consult your doctor, or a neurologist. They can recommend an MRI, EEG, or brain scan to rule out any serious issue. If all tests negative, consider CBT psychotherapy to treat your anxiety. Get help please ...Read more
Experience brain fog in am daily. Ppl say head suddenly goes forward then snap awake again. Stops midday. Feels like cant keep focus. Get 9 hrs sleep?
Sleep: Ask your Dr about OSA.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am anxious and worried, I feel dizzy and have got pressure in my head, and brain fog. Please help, what is it?
Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you may be experiencing these symptoms. You have listed a number of chronic medical conditions for which you are being treated. Recommend contacting your doctor for further evaluation to determine if medication adjustments are warranted and/or if new medical issues have developed that require immediate attention. Best to you. ...Read more
Off the top of someone's head, what would cause hot flashes, lightheadedness, feeling weak and brain fog. Im 29 male. Use to drink a lot for about 2y?
Brain fog/: Certainly heavy alcohol consumption could cause cognitive issues. Any other substance abuse/use?? - Heavy drinking can cause vitamin issues particularly in the Vit B family. I might try an over the counter B supplement for 2 weeks. if symptoms continue - I would see a physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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