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Are there different types of vertigo?
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Dr. Thomas Benda
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Absolutely
Vertigo is a sensation of movement when you are not moving.
It is a symptom, not a disease. The length of the spinning spells helps us figure out what the problem is. Spells lasting less than a minute could be bppv. Spells lasting less than 24 hours may be migraine or meniere's disease. Spells lasting longer may be a viral inner ear infection. See your ENT specialist to figure this out.

In brief: Absolutely
Vertigo is a sensation of movement when you are not moving.
It is a symptom, not a disease. The length of the spinning spells helps us figure out what the problem is. Spells lasting less than a minute could be bppv. Spells lasting less than 24 hours may be migraine or meniere's disease. Spells lasting longer may be a viral inner ear infection. See your ENT specialist to figure this out.
Dr. Thomas Benda
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Yes and no
Vertigo will always be vertigo (false sense of motion or false sense of room motion).
But, vertigo can be caused by many different things. In general, you can have either peripheral (inner ear problem) or central vertigo (brain/brainstem problem). Then out of each of these, there are many causes of vertigo. Ents and/or neurologists are the best doctors to see for an evaluation of vertigo.

In brief: Yes and no
Vertigo will always be vertigo (false sense of motion or false sense of room motion).
But, vertigo can be caused by many different things. In general, you can have either peripheral (inner ear problem) or central vertigo (brain/brainstem problem). Then out of each of these, there are many causes of vertigo. Ents and/or neurologists are the best doctors to see for an evaluation of vertigo.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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