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Positional vertigo during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello doc
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Good eveninng.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   doc..wen i was 7 month pregnant i had a problem..the prob;em was even a slight head movement i used vomitt..and all the things around me started revolving
User :   and this not tat usual nauseating thing r morning sickness
Doctor :   Ok
User :   den i dont remember wat my doc treated me
User :   after tat i had gone to a physician and he had got my CT scan done..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i consulted 2 says its vertigo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and the oder says its just a infection(something like sinus types) which is giving all the symptoms of vertigo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so now im confused wat exactly my problem is..?plz help me out
Doctor :   Ok
User :   even now i hav this problem..
Doctor :   How long ago did you have these symptoms?
User :   yes..but mildly i cannot bare high volumes
Doctor :   Are you still having these symptoms?
User :   if i see ne one shaking there head... i feel my head is spining
User :   and also if i turn my head from left to right i cannot manage myself
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated symptoms such as ringing sensation in the ear, reduced hearing, headache, ear ache?
User :   yes..ring
User :   ringing in the ear
User :   no ear ache
User :   head ache for oder reasons not related to this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the CT scan report is normal
User :   no such abnormalities...only thing is i hav heel pain
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, thyroid hormone abnormalities in the past?
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
User :   no
User :   k doc
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   k
Doctor :   There is a condition termed as positional vertigo. It is a condition where a patient gets dizzy, nauseated, vomits, uneasiness that occurs when ever there is a sudden change in the position of the head.
User :   wat is d permanent solution for this
Doctor :   I believe what you have is this.
Doctor :   The cause why this happens is not clearly understood, however,
Doctor :   it is associated with some Ear, nose, throat and sinus conditions.
User :   but wen i took tretment for this der was no improvement in my condition but wen my doc treated for cold infection it reduced considerably
Doctor :   If you do suffer from regular sinusitis, it could be a contributing factors.
User :   i was given vertin 16 but it didnt help me
Doctor :   Other causes which may trigger positional vertigo are mild infections (viral), certain fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, few drugs, hormones and so on.
Doctor :   Off course a structural brain problem in the CV junction can also be a cause. This is ruled out by the CT brain scan.
User :   so wat oder test clearly defines my problem
Doctor :   This conditions usually settles on its own.
User :   is it doppler test
Doctor :   It could take a few days to few months to settle.
Doctor :   And is a non concerning problem.
User :   k
Doctor :   However if the symptoms are persistent, then it means that you need an Ear, nose and throat examination.
User :   wat r those tests
Doctor :   Test to see how the ear functions may be necessary.
User :   k
Doctor :   So consult an ENT specialist who will perform these tests.
Doctor :   The heal pain that you describe is not related to positional vertigo.
User :   k
Doctor :   Doctors will look at your blood to look for possible infections, electrolytes and so on.
User :   ne ENT specialist u wud like refer me to
Doctor :   An ear examination using otoscope will be performed.
User :   k
Doctor :   further ear function test such as audiometry may be done if necessary.
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Apart from these tests,
Doctor :   doctors may also like to examine your neck and X ray of the neck will complete the evaluation.
User :   will this problem leads to ne serious problems in future if left untreated
Doctor :   I would want to tell you that
Doctor :   this is one of the common symptoms and nothing to be worried about.
Doctor :   I understand that the symptoms is distressing, but no major complications is expected.
User :   k doc...thank u very much for ur time n holding to ur patienve
Doctor :   If all the tests come out normal, then no major problems are expected.
Doctor :   If a problem is found, that can also be fixed with treatment.
User :   thank u very doc no oder queries
Doctor :   So do not worry.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thank u..good nite
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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