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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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 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 »

I have left-sided headaches accompanied by nausea, heaviness, and vertigo. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a headache, especially on the left side, but sometimes the entire head. When the headache is severe, I have nausea, heaviness, and vertigo. And sometimes, I have blurred vision. I have got my eyes checked, and there is a difference of 0.25 in both eyes. Kindly suggest to me wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of migraines. Do not worry as anything serious is going on. For this reason, I recommend discussing with your doctor the possibility of starting preventing therapy (Verapamil or Propranolol) to reduce the frequency and severity of hea...  Read Full »

Does the bony dehiscence of the inner ear cause ringing sound?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant ringing in my right ear. I consulted a doctor, and he did multiple tests. The temporal bone CT showed thin bony covering with possible blue line dehiscence. I got diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease three years ago. I was suggested to do a knee replacement, but now i...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It will help if you share the reports of CT (computed tomography)? Thanks.  Read Full »

I have difficulty walking with lightheadedness, migraines, dizziness, and nausea. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having problems walking with lightheadedness. It has affected my mental health, and I have been to every doctor. Some are saying it is vertigo, while others say it is blood pressure. But no tablets have helped. My current symptoms are dizziness, nausea, migraines, swaying sen...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Suppose you have already undergone all the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain and videonystagmography. And if they are found to be expected, then there are only a few possibilities that need to be ruled out. They are as follows; 1) Vestibular mig...  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 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 does it mean to have a sudden notch in the external ear with increased ear pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, A strange notch appeared in both the outer ears today. The notch seems to be firm, and it is not caused by mask use. It does not appear to be subsiding. I am experiencing high pressure in my ears. My doctor said that I might have immune system issues. But, tests have not been conduc...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a dent in the middle of the outer cartilage. According to the pictures provided here, you may suffer from perichondritis, which is the infection of t...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get an episode of vertigo when the cholesterol and blood pressure levels are high?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I work as an engineer for a consultancy firm. A few weeks back, I noticed that my blood pressure is slightly on the higher side. I checked my BP every day at night for about 2 to 3 weeks and found that 90 % of the time, it is in the range of 135 to 150/80 t...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You BP (blood pressure) is on the higher side as per current international guideline. It may be due to persistent anxiety. Cardiac pain is mostly seen as central chest pain and increases on exer...  Read Full »

I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? What...  Read Full »

What causes neck stiffness along with dizziness and pressure in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had neck stiffness for the past four months. It is accompanied by dizziness, feeling of pressure in the head and nose. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern, and your symptoms could be suggestive of cervicogenic headaches and peripheral vertigo. A wrong posture or a sinus infection can lead to this clinical situation.I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical examination and sugges...  Read Full »

I start to have sudden constant tinnitus from last week. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sudden constant tinnitus that started last week. I used to hold my nose closed while sneezing from the past four years, but I have stopped doing it now. And I had vertigo a few months back. I also use Rogaine.   Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer the following questions. Did you suffer from any loud noise exposure or trauma to the ear? Do you have any history of nasal or throat infection? Did you travel by flight recently? Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://...  Read Full »

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