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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Vestibular Neuritis (Definition)

Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over ...Read more


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Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Describe optic neuritis?

Describe optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve often caused by multiple sclerosis. The symptoms are a sudden decrease in vision in one eye usually associated with eye pain. This condition can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes vestibular migraines?

What causes vestibular migraines?

Triggers: Do you mean paroxysmal vertigo or basilar migraine. Both can occur together or separately and vertigo is associated with migraine. This can be due to sensitivity of brain glutamate to external or internal triggers from genetic susceptibility. Therefore, uncover causation, and/or use preventative meds to treat the issue. ...Read more

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What causes optic neuritis?

What causes optic neuritis?

MS and idiopathic: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis - especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation. It is not a symptom of the migraine. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of optic nueritis.?

Vision loss, pain: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve (the main nerve carrying visual information to the brain from the eye). When this happens, the vision diminishes, night vision may disappear, color vision is disturbed, and pain occurs behind the eye when the eye moves. There are many causes of which the most prominent in the young is multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis & sun: No, sunlight normally affects the cornea and the lens, and sometimes nonvisual surfaces of the eye. Sunlight does not cause optic neuritis. ...Read more

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What symptoms characterize trigeminal neuralgia?

What symptoms characterize trigeminal neuralgia?

See below: Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms may include one or more of these patterns: occasional twinges of mild pain episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking and brushing teeth bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several seconds episodes of several attacks lasting days. ...Read more

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What are the only ear infections that cause dizziness labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis?

What are the only ear infections that cause dizziness labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis?

Middle and Inner: By definition, anything behind the tympanic membrane can end up affecting balance, dizziness/ vertigo. Outer ear infection usually does not affect balance, but is very painful, and severe pain can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

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What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent  on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

Disturbing signs...: What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. ...Read more

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What viruses could cause both peripheral neuropathy and vestibular neuronitis? HIV negative, HSV negative.

What viruses could cause both peripheral neuropathy and vestibular neuronitis?  HIV negative, HSV negative.

Most likely viral: Viruses have been associated with vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis including herpes viruses (that cause cold sores or chicken pox and shingles), influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, hepatitis, and Epstein-Barr. Other viruses may be involved that are as yet unidentified because of difficulties in sampling the labyrinth without destroying it. Peripheral nerves can also be infected by them. ...Read more

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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more