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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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I have a loss of balance after my ears were pulled. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 now. My school teacher pulled both my ears in my childhood and afterwards, I suffered a loss of balance sometimes. I have pain in both my ears and also blurring in both my eyes and fatigue. I think I have mild vertigo. Please suggest the best medicines to cure this mild vertigo...  Read Full »

Dr. Narasimharaju. B. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Giddiness following pulling of the ear is uncommon. Are you sure you have giddiness from childhood after your teacher pulled your ears? You may probably be suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). We need to get a Dix-Hallpike test done to confirm yo...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden dizziness. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 years old male. I have been having sudden dizzy spells from the last month. I had a normal eye and heart tests, which were also reassuring, I have moderately high blood pressure. The doctor told me to get a brain computed tomography (CT) scan, and the reports came back normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. What exactly happened during the dizzy spell? 2. Do you feel your surrounding rotating around you? Or feel your head spinning? 3. Do you feel blackening in front of your eyes, heart rate getting faster, sweatin...  Read Full »

What is the reason for dizziness and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am suffering from dizziness and headache. There is some fluid sensation in my inner head. I have seen a neuro doctor and they said there is nothing to worry. But, there is a fluid leakage sensation which is quite disturbing. I would like to take an MRI. Kindly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be having BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) which is nothing but an inner ear inflammation. This can be mostly due to a viral infection. An ENT doctor will easily be able to check and examine your ear and this usually does not require any test. I ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from constant vertigo for more than a month. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had constant vertigo for more than a month. The vertigo feeling lasts for a second but is constant during the day. I feel it while standing, sitting, at every moment but I can say that it worsens with movement, for example: when I bend my head to eat something, when I brush my t...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Momentary vertigo associated with movement of the head is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo most commonly due to dislodging of the otoconia or otoliths in the posterior semicircular canal. You need to get the Dix-Hall...  Read Full »

I get bouts of dizziness and electric shocks in the head. Why?

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 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 »

Why do I have tinnitus in benign paroxysmal vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old student and I work on computers for a longer in a sitting position for hours with headphones on. No history of any illness in the family or my past. The first time when I felt sick, I had a buzz in my ears, tinnitus that lasted for a minute, and it sorted out itself a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After analyzing your symptoms, there are two possible diagnoses, and it does not look like a straightforward case of BPPV. In BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), we do see severe rotatory giddiness triggered by head motion. In BPPV, patients do not complain ...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old female suffering from dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. Yesterday morning, I woke up to the alarm and when I got up, my head spun in a way which I have never experienced. I fell on the bed and when I tried to get up, it spun again. My husband made me drink water and helped me in getting up. I felt tired and when I...  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, get relaxed. Do not panic. Everything has some solution. According to your complaints, it looks like a BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) which is a problem occurring due to some calcium crystal deposition in the internal ear, the part which ...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy when using my computer. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I seem to be getting these dizzy rush sensations. They happen randomly throughout the day, but mostly when I am on the computer. It feels like an electrical pulse is surging up through the back of my head. I also feel dizzy turning side to side and when I get a headache, it feels like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will try my level best to help you out. Your symptoms are mostly dizziness, which worsens with sudden eye movements or body movements, and are sometimes associated with headaches. Based on the symptoms, the most common cause in your age group is a vestibular migrain...  Read Full »

Can dehydration cause dizziness along with lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. For about four weeks, I have been experiencing lightheadedness. It happens a few times each week. I never pass out, but I get very hot and feel like I might pass out. I have also not had an appetite. I have lost about 5 pounds from not being hungry. I went to the doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are too young to have high blood pressure. There could be many reasons for dizziness. The most important one is orthostatic hypotension if you are on blood pressure (BP) medication. Others could be thyroid disorders, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and diabetes. If...  Read Full »

I am tired, lightheaded, and dizzy after lunch. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this complaint of extreme fatigue and tiredness after having lunch. I have a history of lightheadedness, spinning sensations, ringing in the right ear (sometimes), extreme fatigue, and tired legs. It is like a sudden drop in energy levels. I was told this could be postprandial....  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your history and assure you that you will be alright in a short time. Can you tell me whether you have undergone any other blood tests as you are 40? The probable cause could be type 2 diabetes mellitus, vitamin deficienc...  Read Full »

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