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Meniere’s Disease

It is an inner ear disorder characterized by dizziness which feels like spinning (vertigo) and hearing loss. It is also associated with tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear), feeling of fullness, or pressure in the ear. It is common in young and middle ages and involves only one ear.

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I experienced sudden tinnitus. Kindly check MRI and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed tinnitus all of a sudden last year. I am attaching the last year MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) images for your evaluation. Of late, I have some muscle pull in my calves. I am waiting for your evaluation.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have analyzed your MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are age-related minor changes in the scan. But nothing is alarming in the scan. The tinnitus which you have can be because of isolated eighth nerve or inner ear involvement.Do you have...  Read Full »

My head has been spinning for days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My head has been spinning for several days and I used to hear some claps in my ears. The day before yesterday, some pimples appeared in my body and my stomach was very hot and I was vomiting yellow. Is it related to vertigo or to something I ate? I took Cotrim for pimples.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The spinning sensation is due to vertigo which could be due to either vestibular neuritis or Meniere's disease in both conditions cause vertigo. In order to identify the cause, please provide me with more details: Do you have any hearing defect? Any similar episodes...  Read Full »

I am experiencing balance issues and feeling dizzy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Have you seen any long term damage caused by cephalo-antibiotics? I have a debilitating balance issue and dizziness that feels like the entire earth is a boat. It had been like this for two and a half weeks after two of the 1 g Ceftriaxone injections. Please assume that I do not have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unlikely to have vestibular damage due to Ceftriaxone and that too when you have taken only two doses. I have not seen until now in my practice Ceftriaxone causing vestibular damage. Can you please tell me for what medical illness Ceftriaxone was prescribed to y...  Read Full »

I suffer from headaches and dizziness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My problems are headaches and dizziness. When I woke up this morning, my head was aching and when I stood up, I felt the room turning around. I could not stand for a long time. I have a previous history of vertigo and migraine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you have mentioned, most probably you have vertigo which may be due to many causes like: Inflammation of the labyrinth (inside of the ear) Positional vertigo with certain movement. Meniere disease which is associated with increased pressure inside the ear...  Read Full »

What can be the reason behind Meniere's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been told by my ENT and another specialist that I have Meniere's. I have two vertigo attacks a week, ataxia gait, where I stagger when I walk, tinnitus, ear fullness, and hearing impairment during an attack. This has led me to suffer from mild hearing loss. This is for a report ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All your symptoms do go in favor of Meniere's disease. Let me first brief you on what happens in Meniere's disease. Our ear is divided into three components. The outer, the middle, and the inner ear, The inner ear, to be specific, is responsible for two actions. 1. Proces...  Read Full »

I have hyperacusis, tinnitus, and headache. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to share my story quickly, and my question is to those who suffer from Meniere's. Does this sound at all like the syndrome? I have not received a Meniere's diagnosis, but I am scared I might be in the early stages of it because only one ear is involved. About 14 months ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If Epley maneuver has improved your dizziness, then it does not seem to be Meniere's disease, and also you used to get vertigo only when you shake your head which is not so in Menier's. Also, you will have hearing loss as well in Meniere's. Ringing in your left ear, is it...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing vertigo and nausea for the past seven days, and it gets worse when I lie down. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had vertigo and nausea for seven days. It gets worse when I lie down. I received my brain MRI images but the reports are yet to come. Can you look at these images and give me an idea? I am unable to get an appointment for three days. I have a medical history of vertigo, nausea,...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your uploaded images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These are just two cuts of a SWI (susceptibility-weighted imaging) series of brain images. These are not enough to give you a diagnosis....  Read Full »

I am suffering from dizziness and positional vertigo. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced mild dizziness and nausea after doing sit-ups. Suddenly, I noticed bleeding from my ear and immediately consulted a doctor who said I had scarred my eardrum. The doctor said I was suffering from eustachian tube dysfunction and an ear infection and prescribed me an antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, welcome to I understand your concern and will try to help you. Since most of your vertigo episodes are accompanied by hearing impairment and a sense of ear fullness, Meniere's is always going to be one of the diagnoses. However, muscular dystrophy is a diagnosis of exclusion and ...  Read Full »

Is Meniere's disease life-threatening?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had tinnitus for the last one or two years. But now, I have been noticing a ringing sound in my right ear. I have gone for a hearing and balance test at the beginning of this year, and it was clear. I took an MRI scan after a month, and the results were clear. So is this Meniere's ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your concern, tinnitus is not only the symptom of Meniere's disease. Meniere's disease has typical symptoms of vertigo, hearing loss, aural fullness, and tinnitus. As you do not have all these symptoms and all your reports are normal (attachments removed to protect...  Read Full »

I am suffering from awful tinnitus. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female, and I weigh 60 kg and 5.3 feet tall. From the last 2.5 years, I have suffered from headaches and balance problems. I had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was seen by an ear, nose throat (ENT) two years back, and it was all clear. At that time, I was of...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details or your problem: 1. What exactly happens in balance problem? Do you fall while walking? Or have a feeling of falling? 2. Do you have any associated hearing problem? 3. Is there a history of any ear discharge? As your primary complaint...  Read Full »

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