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What causes sudden severe dizziness and gas?

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Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2015
Question: I woke in the middle of the night very dizzy the room was spinning. Since I have a lot of gas on my stomach. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
gas will not cause giddiness.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to healtcaremagic,

Gas in the stomach will never cause vertigo.

Dizziness can be caused by diseases of the ear or of the brain.

Diseases of the brain causing vertigo are haemorrhage or interrupted blood supply to the cerebellum (area of the brain associated with balance) , tumors of the brain, multiple sclerosis, acoustic neuroma.

Diseases of the ear like BPPV ( benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), Meniere's disease, labyrynthitis can also produce vertigo. It is usually associated with nausea and vomiting.

In general diseases of the ear are the commonest causes of vertigo of which BPPV is the most common cause.

Central vertigo is common in the elderly and has to be ruled out in your case.

Please see a doctor to come to a diagnosis. You may require CT or MRI of the brain.

Till then be very careful, falls are very common in people with vertigo.

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi MS ENT
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What causes sudden severe dizziness and gas?

Brief Answer: gas will not cause giddiness. Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome to healtcaremagic, Gas in the stomach will never cause vertigo. Dizziness can be caused by diseases of the ear or of the brain. Diseases of the brain causing vertigo are haemorrhage or interrupted blood supply to the cerebellum (area of the brain associated with balance) , tumors of the brain, multiple sclerosis, acoustic neuroma. Diseases of the ear like BPPV ( benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), Meniere's disease, labyrynthitis can also produce vertigo. It is usually associated with nausea and vomiting. In general diseases of the ear are the commonest causes of vertigo of which BPPV is the most common cause. Central vertigo is common in the elderly and has to be ruled out in your case. Please see a doctor to come to a diagnosis. You may require CT or MRI of the brain. Till then be very careful, falls are very common in people with vertigo. Regards, Dr Rajkishori Godhi MS ENT