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Can having fluid in ears cause dizziness or swaying feeling or could it be anxiety ?

Can having fluid in ears cause dizziness or swaying feeling or could it be anxiety ?

Fluid vs. Anxiety: Yes, your dizziness can be caused by both fluid in your ear or anxiety. Please start w/a visit to your doc to have your ears checked out. If all is well consider seeing a clinical psychologist to learn some ways to manage anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Fluid Behind Ear Drum (Definition)

Fluid behind the ear drum may be without infection (otitis media with effusion) or may become infected with pain and ...Read more


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Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab Or inner ear issues ?

Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab
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Labyrinthitis.: Yes, congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. ...Read more

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Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Can fluid in your ear cause dizziness and headaches?

Middle ear effusion: In general, fluid in the middle ear should not cause dizziness or headache. It definitely causes hearing loss in the affected ear. There are many other causes for dizziness or headache. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor, possibly an otolaryngologist, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is depersonalization a symptom of labrinthitis? how long does it last? fluid behind ears, constant ringing and dizziness, unable to focus

Is depersonalization a symptom of labrinthitis? how long does it last? fluid behind ears, constant ringing and dizziness, unable to focus

Not usually: Although these symptoms are distressing, they do not usually lead to depersonalization. Believe this person requires a psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Doc told had fluid behind ears proby from allergies. dizzy last 2 months.they ach of and on and I'm nausated what to do? WillAntibiotics hurt tommy?

Doc told had fluid behind ears proby from allergies. dizzy last 2 months.they ach of and on and I'm nausated what to do? WillAntibiotics hurt tommy?

Antihistamines: Consider trying antihistamines like loratadine and flonase, a nasal steroid. Both of these are available a the pharmacy without a prescription. Antibiotics will probably not be helpful. ...Read more

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Can fluid in the ears make you dizzy and give u breathing problems?

Can fluid in the ears make you dizzy and give u breathing problems?

Yes/No: The onset of acute otitis media in adults is associated with ear pain and decreased hearing. Vertigo and disequilibrium is infrequently reported. A preceding upper respiratory tract infection or worsening of seasonal allergic rhinitis may precede the onset of acute otitis media by several days. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, off balance. Have fluid behind ear, can this cause dizziness? What causes fluid with no infection?

Yes inner ear fluid: causes dizziness since inner ear is sense of balance, use flonase [generic at wlmart only 8 dollars , 1 spray twice a day will help alot , give it 2 weeks , can combine with antihistamine/decongestant pill and oxymetazoline[afrin] or neosynephrine same way but only 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Feeling worried went dr have fluid in ears dr said that could cause mild dizziness but even when don’t have fluid still lightheaded anxiety or allegie?

Dizzy: If you are still dizzy after seeing the doctor and ear problems are ruled out please return to your doctor. There are lots of causes for dizziness and he/she will investigate. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which if symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. the indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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Ear pressure for 9 years constant everyday dizziness and anxiety could this be allergies?

Ear pressure for 9 years constant everyday dizziness and anxiety could this be allergies?

Not likely: Eustachian tubes drain the middle ears empty into the far back area where the nostrils meet the throat. Allergies cause these tubes to get clogged, and can result in fluid backing up into the middle ear, right next to the inner ear. This could cause balance issues, even dizziness, but usually not for months or years. Anxiety? Consider allergy medication side effects of decongestants, steroids. ...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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What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

What would cause occasional episodes of ringing/ear pressure & sometimes difficulty swallowing? I get dizzy with it too.

Many things: You new a good ENT evaluation with an exam, hearing evaluation, and possibly a fiberoptic nasopharyngeal exam. It could be related to many things like allergies, tmj, and a variety of ear problems. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

Otologist: Any ENT can evaluate & treat these symptoms. Otology is a sub-specialty of ENT that deals strickly with ear problems. These specialists are an excellent choice. They are usually located in the big cities. If you live in a more rural area, make sure the ENT has specialized testing (electronystagmography or video nystagmography). ?You may have menieres syndrome. ...Read more

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What are possible diagnosis' if I have severe hearing loss, clogged ear/pressure, ringing, but absolutely no dizziness/vertigo. And its not wax.?

What are possible diagnosis' if I have severe hearing loss, clogged ear/pressure, ringing, but absolutely no dizziness/vertigo. And its not wax.?

See ENT: Assuming this is a one-sided loss, here are some of a number of possible diagnoses, all of which should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist: 1) sudden sensorineural hearing loss - need to see ENT asap; 2) cochlear-variant meniere's disease (symptoms usually fluctuate); 3) vestibular schwannoma (aka acoustic neuroma). ...Read more

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Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Possibly: I agree with dr. Block about the need to fully evaluate your complaints, looking for possible "medical" causes. However, anxiety disorders are medical causes also -- having physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms and effects. With "health anxiety" [your words] you're likely to interpret any physical sensation as a sign of serious physical illness -- when the anxiety itself needs treatment. ...Read more

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I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

I have fluid in my ears can it cause dizziness?

Yes: It certainly can. It can upset your vestibular system, and cause dizziness. Be seen by your physician for a diagnosis. ...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