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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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 icliniq.com.I 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Hearing has deteriorated significantly with vertigo. Can it be due to acoustic neuroma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have no current medications. Over the past 2 or 3 years, my hearing in my left ear only has deteriorated significantly. I would say it is less than half as good as my right. I went to an ENT doctor, with an audiologist appointment. The audiologist said I had a moderate hearing loss in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To rule out acoustic neuroma we do need an MRI scan. Acoustic neuroma is a tumor that grows inner to the inner ear where there are a lot of nerves passing by. If the tumor grows and involves the nerves it can cause palsies of the nerves which may be irreversible....  Read Full »

Is continuous pressured feeling in the head with headache indicative of brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, For three years, I have been having vertigo and unsteadiness symptoms. I went to see different doctors and ENT specialists who ran many tests and did not find anything, they put this on account of stress and anxiety. I kept having periodical moments where my vertigo and unsteadiness is h...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headache and other symptoms: 1) Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years? Did it start only six years ago or used to occur before also? 2) In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can a...  Read Full »

Can I have tinnitus due to side effect of AZO?

Query: Hello doctor, I began exhibiting symptoms that I would describe as tinnitus from a week. I get a loud noise or ringing in my left ear, although it also happens in the right ear. One fine day the tinnitus actually went to the other ear (my right ear), my tinnitus since then has not been focused in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While you have elaborated on your symptoms very meticulously, I still require some more details. Is there any hearing loss? Do you have any fullness of the ear? The tingling feeling, is it permanent? Do you have any giddiness? Any change of ear fullness or tin...  Read Full »

After a severe attack of vertigo, my EKG is abnormal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs. Two weeks back, I had dizziness following an attack of severe vertigo that made me fall to the ground. My psychiatrist sent me for an EKG, I went to the cardiologist to review the reports, and he said that the EKG was abnormal. My psychiat...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you informed your psychiatrist about vertigo? Because vertigo could be caused by some of the drugs you are using, like Depakote (Divalproex sodium) and Risperdal (Risperidone). So, you could be having the dizziness due to the side effects of the medication. ...  Read Full »

Will sudden stopping of antidepressants cause vertigo?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom felt vertigo and pain in the neck and shoulder one month back. So consult a nearby doctor through video call. The prescription of the doctor is attached for your reference. She used to take Venlor-XR 75 for the last 12 years. The doctor stopped Venlor-XR 75 and prescribed other me...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. However, she should not suddenly stop your Venlor-XR (Venlafaxine Effexor) 75 mg. she may have withdrawal symptoms. Instead, she should taper off gradually if she wants to stop. Otherwise, she should continue her Venlor-XR 75 mg. She sh...  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 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 »

I developed a painful lump at the back of my head after a fall. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I had a fall from the bike, which resulted in bleeding from one of my ears and blood vomit. I was kept in ICU under observation for two days. After that incident, I had developed a small lump on the back of my head. It used to hurt a little when I touch. Since a few months,...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. If the lump is getting bigger now, then it is very significant. The symptoms which you said, can be because of the brain fluid getting collected in the lump and so, less fluid in the skull. I would advise you to get a CT scan brain with very th...  Read Full »

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