Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common vertigo due to precise head position changes. It is the cause of the sudden spinning sensation and is characterized by brief periods of slight to severe dizziness. It is because the crystals seen in the otolith organs are dislodged. In that case, they move into the semicircular canals in the inner ear, which are sensitive to the changes in head position, causing dizziness.

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Is vertigo normal in an 80-years-old man?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old and has been diabetic for 30 years. He has had a bypass in the past and also a stroke almost sixteen years ago. He feels a little dizzy after getting up from bed for the past week. His symptoms were more yesterday, and he was feeling imbalance while walking in...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about his problem. Yes, this condition is called benign paroxysmal postural vertigo (BPPV) when the giddiness comes on movements. This type of vertigo is common at an elderly age. When he stands, you should ask a physician to check your father's blood pres...  Read Full »

For two weeks, I feel as if the world is moving around me. Is it vertigo?

Query: Hi doctor,Two weeks ago, I started swooning. The world seemed moving around me, and walking had to be supported. Immediately, I met a neurologist who said that it was likely to be vertigo. One week later, I met an ENT specialist. She confirmed the diagnosis, saying it was BPPV. She further said that...  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq .com.To start with, I would like to know how exactly was the onset of the symptoms.1) Was it a spinning sensation? As in, the whole room was spinning when you open your eyes, or was it a wig feeling of unsteadiness, or was it more of the dimness of vision or a blackout feeling?...  Read Full »

I have dizziness related to head movement and anxiety. Is it due to vertigo or substance use?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dizziness related to head movement, which started four months back when I got into a uber ride. Looking at my bright LCD phone and as the car moved, I got intense dizziness, weakness, and nausea. Thirty minutes goes on, and it has been reduced to a normalized state of dizziness,...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and would explain that your symptoms are compatible with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is a benign inner ear disorder related to p...  Read Full »

Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl...  Read Full »

Can stress cause giddiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I have been having slight giddiness kind of feeling. I am not able to tell if it is giddiness since I did not fall or have any balance issues. This has been there for a week. I had the same symptoms two weeks back. It feels like some kind of pulling sensa...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be benign positional vertigo, which is more common. I guess you might experience giddiness when you suddenly turn your head. It is mostly because of imbalance in the middle ear fluid, usually following ear infection, which is responsible for maintaining our pos...  Read Full »

What causes giddiness with generalized itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I was admitted to ICU in a hospital with below conditions at night 4 AM. BP 90/60 mmHg, temperature afebrile, PR 80/min, CVS, R and PA NAD, giddiness, started generalized itching and nausea. There is no history of headache, visual disturbance, weakness of limbs and bowel and bladder distu...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know a few more details. What did you feel in giddiness exactly? Was it feeling of everything rotating around you or feeling of head rotating or feeling of darkness in the front of the eyes or increased heartbeat? For how long these problems lasted? ...  Read Full »

What can cause episodes of dizziness and electric shocks in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am getting bouts of dizziness as an electric shock in my head. I have some nerve twitch in my temple. I have done some screening tests such as stress echo, blood test, and holter monitor. All the results came back normal. My doctor referred me to an ENT speci...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dizzy boots are caused due to inner ear disorders including positional paroxysmal benign vertigo. Electric shock-like feeling in the head occurs due to trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition where a nerve in the brain gets irritated and it ap...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to vertigo or a brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Before three years, I had vertigo and I consulted a doctor. He gave me some medicines and I was fine after taking them. Now, I have some symptoms for twenty days. I feel like things around me are in motion. It gets worse when I try to sleep and when I lie down on the...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details of your symptoms. Please mention the feelings you have while having the symptoms of to and fro. Please mention whether you see these surrounding objects rotating around yourself or swinging or kept in a stable place. Please mention whet...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy often?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a baby before sixteen months. When she was four and a half months old, I started to get dizzy spells in certain positions. It was triggered by tilting the head to the right side while using my phone. It does not happen every time but it was very sporadic. It got severe after a few ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having dizziness with hyperacusis. There is an increase in hearing sensitivity. The dizziness associated with these symptoms must be investigated. It can be positional vertigo but you should consult an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist and get an MRI (magne...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my motion sickness with dizziness, vertigo, and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gone to many doctors and did many investigations, and no one can diagnose me so far, and here is my condition. Regularly, I have normal motion sickness, which required me to take Cinnarizine or Stemetil before traveling by plane or long distance by car, but this happened when I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from motion sickness associated with dizziness, unsteadiness, nausea, and vertigo. Motion sickness is dizziness and nausea when you ride in a car, train, boat, airplane, etc. Ag...  Read Full »

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