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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

Yes: This sounds like superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. For the affected ear, you can often can hear your eyes moving in your head or internal noises like creaking joints, or your heartbeat-called autophony. You can be sensitive to loud sounds. Certainly vertigo is possible. You need discuss with your doctor about whether surgery is advised. It can solve the problem quite effectively. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Sinusitis? : Your many symptoms fairly common in Sinusitis and Otitis Media (ear infections)Some classical symptoms of Sinusitis is head and ear pressure; vertigo; jaw pain;(Many pts. first see a Dentist thinking it's an abscess).Can have nausea from post nasal drainageRecommend nasal saline spray, moist heat to face, increase humidification. If no better need to see Doc for antibiotics +possible steroids. ...Read more

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Vertigo, full feeling in right ear, pain and sensation of fluid draining from same ear but is none. Tinnitus and hearing difficulty as well. Help?

Vertigo, full feeling in right ear, pain and sensation of fluid draining from same ear but is none. Tinnitus and hearing difficulty as well. Help?

Ear blockage: You need to see an ENT doctor for examination and hearing testing. The hearing lost could be from fluid behind your right ear drum hence no discharge. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses). I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head, and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

I have chronic sinusitis (opacified sinuses).  I started sinus rinse but have ear pain, shooting pains in my head,  and vertigo after rinse. Continue?

No: Occasionally sinus rinses will force bacteria or fungus into other areas including the brain. They are not recommended. Gentle saline spray may help or topical steroids. The sinuses can be difficult to treat and sometimes require drainage. Ask for an ENT opinion. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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I'm suffering from frequent headache(vertigo) with severe neck pain and ear pain, my eyes are also paining a lot. What causes this kind of pain?

I'm suffering from frequent headache(vertigo) with severe neck pain and ear pain, my eyes are also paining a lot. What causes this kind of pain?

Complex presentation: You need to be evaluated to determine clearly what is going on. Headaches, vertigo, neck pain, ear pain may have common dysfunctions or multiple layers needing to be addressed. Cervical, temporal bone dysfunctions for example contributing structurally to your problems. ...Read more

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Vertigo x 2 weeks upon yawning + swallowing pain lt. side of throat + ear pain. Seeing ENT one week. Help. ?

Vertigo x 2 weeks upon yawning + swallowing pain lt. side of throat + ear pain. Seeing ENT one week. Help. ?

Ent ok: Ent visit is ok but more going on here. The bigger problem is the vertigo and your age. You need to see your doctor for a full cardiac evaluation. Better get going ...Read more

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Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

Srry shld have put more detail I've had throat ear pain vertigo for days it's allergies went to doc thurs now headache body aches and nausea?

More: The new symptoms are not consistent with allergies. Really none of symptoms sound like classic allergy picture. Something is going on. Finish HealthTapping and proceed to urgent care or ER. You need a physical exam and sound sick. ...Read more

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What can I do?! i'm experiencing inner ear pain and severe dizziness?

What can I do?! i'm experiencing inner ear pain and severe dizziness?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. It also depends what you are doing at the time (rest, with activity, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing dizziness and ear pain for nearly 3 weeks now. On my third course of antibiotics and no improvement. Any advice?

I have been experiencing dizziness and ear pain for nearly 3 weeks now. On my third course of antibiotics and no improvement. Any advice?

Specialist: If you have taken 3 rounds of antibiotics appropriately and are still experiencing symptoms, evaluation by a specialist (ENT/Ear,Nose,Throat) would be the logical next step. ...Read more

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Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Different Structures: Ear pain and changes in hearing are separate anatomically from dizziness and vertigo pain that responds to a little water/alcohol mix suggests the ear canal. A cold and dizziness can affect the middle ear by changing function of the eustacian tube (middle ear) and associated labyrinthitis (vestibular apparatus responsible in part for our balance) which is not part of the hearing mechanism. ...Read more

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Right ear pain, dizziness. Strange tingling/firn/pressure feeling around them?

Right ear pain, dizziness. Strange tingling/firn/pressure feeling around them?

See a doctor: This is a complex set of symptoms that can be associated with many different causes including TMD, Viral inner ear infection, muscle strain, and more. If it isn't better in a couple of days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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