Vertigo

The feeling you get as if you are moving when you are actually not is called vertigo. Most people describe vertigo as feeling dizzy or feel their surrounding is spinning. The common causes of vertigo are changes in head position, inner ear disorder, inner ear infection, and abnormal bone growth in the middle ear.

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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

Neurologist

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 »

How to reduce the levels of iron and ferritin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old male. For many years, I was treated for hemochromatosis. Then, about 12 years ago, I had a genetic test. The results prompted the hematologist to abruptly stop the recurring phlebotomies. I do not recall the test result and apparently, it cannot be located. But, I r...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Badaku Desai

General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your iron saturation and serum ferritin is high and these are suggestive of iron overload or hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). You talked about a test that was done and then the hematologist stopped the phlebotomy. I think, probably he must have ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS)?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain, which is like pressure or something I cannot explain, but it really hurts.It happens in my whole left chest and my upper left-back.I experienced it yesterday. This feeling frequently happens after I have done some tiring physical activities or when I am stressed. My left arm...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. These symptoms are probably due to anxiety, but another cause is subclavian steal syndrome (SSS). In SSS, blood is diverted from brain to arm during exertion leading to arm pain, dizziness, vertigo, visual impairment, etc. SSS occurs due to blocka...  Read Full »

Please give some treatment options to get cured from dizziness and vertigo.

Query: Hi doctor,I have dizziness and vertigo for two and a half years now. We think of this condition as cervicogenic. But I do not get a real solution. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention some more details about your problem. Please mention whether these problems are constant, any associated hearing loss or tinnitus or ear fullness, and any fever or pain. Please mention whether you have diabetes or hypertension, and any heart-related ailme...  Read Full »

Why do I get lightheaded while seeing a spinning object?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I had a Vitamin D3 deficiency with back pain five years ago when I was working abroad. I came back and did physiotherapy and Ayurvedic treatment. Things got better in the next two years time, but still, I need to take care while lifting weights as I have slight back p...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have developed thought in your subconscious mind like things will spin in the head if you see them going around. Some people are scared of heights, rain, etc. It is similar to that. And if we suspect vertigo. Vertigo usually occurs when fluid moves from one canal ...  Read Full »

Is my giddiness connected to CT diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, CT scan report of the brain shows that I have cerebral atrophy. What does it mean, and what should I do? I need proper guidance and suggestion. I have giddiness, and the doctor informed me that I have a vertigo problem. I am feeling good. But regarding the CT scan reports, I need cl...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding the symptoms. Mild Cerebral atrophy means that your brain size and volume is a little less as compared to others. Now it is a very subjective thing, and you need not worry about it. This is not related to your vertigo episode. Commenting upo...  Read Full »

Can high BP result in a persistent dizzinesss?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has very high BP, and the doctor diagnosed her with TIA. She is unable to get up now. He had said that she will be fine in two or three days and will be able to get up on the bed. However, she fell rapidly on the bed again when we tried to lift her. We are giving her vertigo...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about the symptoms: Are these symptoms episodic or persistent throughout the day? What the patient exactly feel while trying to get up? Are there any weakness of arms, legs or facial deviation, change in voice, etc.? Is the...  Read Full »

Can a lymph node enlargement be due to the HIV infection from a needle injury?

Query: Hello doctor. I am a 26-year-old male who is 5.10 feet tall and weighs about 163 lbs. I am a firefighter or paramedic working on the ambulance. Twenty days back, I had a dirty needle stick incident involving myself and a patient. The patient was a 27-year-old female who admitted to me she smokes cr...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Not all people are HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive, and not all who smoke or take any drugs will be positive. Moreover, her all panel tests are negative, and she is negative for HIV too. Though we cannot tell it is conclusive likely, s...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to get rid of inner ear fluid.

Query: Hi doctor, I was told by my primary care physician that I have some fluid in my inner ear. I have also had dizziness, nausea and feeling like the room is spinning. I also think that I have vertigo, but I am not sure. The episodes happen at night and sometimes during the day. My current medication in...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do your symptoms increase on changing position? Do you have fullness in the ear, ringing sensation in ear or reduced hearing? There can be two possible diagnoses in your case, but I need to know if you have any of the above symptoms. Either it can be benign paroxy...  Read Full »

How could herpes infection cause clogged ears and hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have clogged ears and pain from ears to the throat, vertigo, and always feeling confused. I had a sinus nasal drip which I thought that is why my ears where clogged it has been six weeks and it is still clogged, popping and painful. I saw an ENT and he said I had no fluid and there ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from clogged earaches with painful jaw joints and sore throat with vertigo and all these sufferings may result from herpes infection according to your assumption. When herpes affects th...  Read Full »

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