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Is it common to lose control of your bowels when you get an attack of labyrinthitis ?

Is it common to lose control of your bowels when you get an attack of labyrinthitis ?

Uncommon: Uncommon but not unheard of. Acute labyrinthitis can make you feel so bad that vomiting and loss of bowel function could occur. If this happens more than once you definitely need to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Suresh Mukherji
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Labyrinthitis (Definition)

Labyrinthitis is a condition caused by swelling and irritation of the inner ear. This often results in a loss of balance, a loss of hearing, and dizziness. Risk factors include behavioral factors such as smoking, recently having a viral infection, ...Read more


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Is it common to lose control of your bowels when suffering labyrinthitis?

Is it common to lose control of your bowels when suffering labyrinthitis?

Very worrisome: Vertigo and incontinence suggests a more serious disorder. Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear that causes spinning vertigo, nausea, and often hearing loss and/or tinnitis. This usually is associated with signs of viral illness. An acute bout of vertigo with loss of awareness and loss of control of bowel and/or bladder may be caused by a seizure. ...Read more

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I didn't get much sleep last night and I have labyrinthitis, my anxiety is going crazy. Mini panic attacks and feeling like I won't ever be able to sl?

I didn't get much sleep last night and I have labyrinthitis, my anxiety is going crazy. Mini panic attacks and feeling like I won't ever be able to sl?

Seek on site help: If you have had attacks of labrynthitis in the past, I suggest you see your PCP or ENT Doctor. If this is a new onset, never had it before, you should go to an ER to make certain it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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I took an ativan (lorazepam) for my dizziness from labyrinthitis and anxiety attack last night, only got a few hours sleep if that. If I get anxious and take another ativan (lorazepam) will it knock me out I can't sleep yet?

I took an ativan (lorazepam) for my dizziness from labyrinthitis and anxiety attack last night, only got a few hours sleep if that. If I get anxious and take another ativan (lorazepam) will it knock me out I can't sleep yet?

Not a good idea: Chasing symptoms with Ativan/lorazepam is a bad idea. Settle yourself in a dark, relaxing place, practice your deep breathing/meditations, and you should fall asleep. Your anxiety will be less when you wake up. Ativan (all benzodiazepines) are terribly addicting. You should avoid them, managing your anxiety with non-drug methods mentioned above. If meds absolutely needed, safer ones available ...Read more

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Can it be possible to lose bowel control during a panic attack?

Can it be possible to lose bowel control during a panic attack?

Yes it is: When one is extremely frightened, one can have sudden diarrhea stools or lose control of bowel. In a sense your body gets rid of bowel contents so you can run or fight with less distraction. This response happens in other animals too. Witness horses who suddenly come upon a bear, etc. It can happen with soldiers on battlefields too. ...Read more

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Are there good OTC remedies for labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis: There are over the counter antihistamines which can help with the symptoms. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) bonine and similar otc medications are available. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do for labyrinthitis?

Recommend an ENT: That diagnosis gets tossed out far too often. I recommend that you see an ENT for appropriate testing and treatment. Do not want to speculate here with so little info. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna is an infection of the inner ear. It is also known as labyrinthitis. The inner ear controls balance, so patients usually have severe ...Read more


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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more