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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My wife experiences dizziness when she gets up from the bed in the morning. It also happens when she turns around while lying down. Dizziness is not observed at any other time. This has been observed in the last one week and intermittently

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did she have any ear infection or ear related complaints before this episodes started?
User :   About two years back she had pain in the ear and also feeling blocked sensation. We took treatment and it stopped. At that time it was also observed that she had a small hole in her eardrum
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is the dizzy spell only with certain position changes? or is it present all the time in all positions?
User :   Dizziness is only when she gets up (we lie down in the floor) and when she turns around. It is not observed always
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does she have nausea and/or eye movements at that time?
User :   She doesnt have nausea but feels that the whole room is revolving for two to three seconds
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was the hole in ear drum treated?
User :   yes. but iam not sure if it is healed fully. but we did not have any recurring problem
Doctor :   she needs a repeat examination by a ENT surgeon, this condition that she is having is probably benign positional vertigo (BPPV)
Doctor :   and it has to be treated by treating teh underlying cause
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and few exercises.
User :   is it serious. is it curable
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it depends on the cause
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if a nerve is involved then cure takes longer time
User :   what could be the cause
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it can be due to the ear, nerve, infection, inner ear problems
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other causes include alcohol, excessive use of aspirin tec
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she needs to be examined to see what is teh cause in her case
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and treat the cause
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and teach her few exercises and techniques to overcome these problems.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes.Thank you doctor. I will consult our Office doctor at the earliest
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   No Sir. Thanks for the consultantation
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