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Ear infection and vertigo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   ok i have this problem i dont know if i should go to the doctors
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   but ever since i have an ear infection i have had to vertigo attacks
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the last one i had lik 3 months ago but bad and when it happened i felt lik it happened on the right side of my brain only
Doctor :   Ok
User :   because i felt like water or something wash moving around on the right side of the brain only
User :   i was so scared
User :   when it stopped it did leave a mark
User :   which is up till now i feel slight vertigo none stop
User :   and when i walk its not comfy
User :   and i just feel this imbalance on my right side
User :   and i feel a very slight pressure on the top of the right side
User :   but no pain
Doctor :   Which side ear was infected
User :   am thinkin it could b cancer
User :   i cant really remember
User :   but i think it was the left on though
User :   so what could be wrong with me
Doctor :   No, sometimes infection in the ears affect the vestibular apparatus which is responsible for balancing the body
User :   but i was cured from it lik 2 months b4 i had the first vertigo attack
User :   but that attack went completely in minutes
User :   but the second one was so bad and i still feel it slightly even till now
User :   none stop
User :   is is possible it would ever go?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get examined by a Otorhinolarynologist
User :   and it's been two to 3 months since the last one
User :   who is that
User :   an ear or brain scan
Doctor :   A specialist for Ear nose and throat
User :   but dont you think it could be brain related
User :   bcause i feel a bit discomfort at the top of my right brain
User :   no pain though
Doctor :   the need for the scan can be determined once after examination only
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   No, i don't think brain involvement
Doctor :   Brain gets affected very rarely post ear infections
User :   ok thank you
User :   would go see one
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with?
User :   no thanks
User :   just that
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, have a nice time ahead
User :   just that should i be worried about the feeling in the head though
Doctor :   No, its nothing but virtigo
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Healthcaremagic
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