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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I am getting vertigo and tinnitus in both my ears when I hear loud sound. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from tinnitus and vertigo for the past 15 years. Tinnitus had started first in my left ear and that is partially cured. Now I am hearing just a small sound. Now for two years, tinnitus affected my right ear. I am working in a car workshop at their office only. Still...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I need to know a few more details before commenting on further management in your case. 1. Is the tinnitus on the right side present throughout the day with the same intensity? 2. Do you feel like hearing your speech loudly? 3. W...  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 »

How can eustachian tube be drained to improve vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having vertigo for over five weeks. I was prescribed Doxycycline and Mescline. Unfortunately, the Mescline did not make me feel better. I think my issue is that my eustacian tubes are clogged and need to be drained. How can I do this? Is there a medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ear blocking sensation with vertigo for five weeks especially if it is bilateral is unlikely to be due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Eustachian tube dysfunction in general does not cause significant vertigo unless there is associated infection of middle ear or fluid in ...  Read Full »

I have semicircular canal dehiscence and patulous eustachian tube dysfunction. Can I fly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two inner ear conditions. Both are somewhat rare: Right-semicircular canal dehiscence and Left- patulous eustachian tube dysfunction. What I want to know is whether I can fly- take an airplane without getting ill and sustain further inner damage?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Super semicircular canal dehiscence is a rare inner ear condition. In this condition there will be giddiness and imbalance when exposed to loud noise and imbalance, echoing of once own voice, etc. This condition usually does not get worsened by change in environmenta...  Read Full »

Vertigo and nausea with violent shaking coming from my shoulders. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old woman. I have been having rough episodes of vertigo and nausea along with violent shaking that seems to be coming from my shoulders. I have pins and needles all the way down to my legs. I went to the ER twice because my condition suddenly and abruptly worsened. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Recurrent vertigo and nausea and associated neck pain which is radiating to shoulders and hands are suggestive of a rare form of vertigo known as cervical vertigo. Usually, the causes of cervical vertigo are acute cervical spine injury, cervical spondylosis, ce...  Read Full »

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