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Having dizzy spells, sudden deafness and ringing in the ear. Pain in the neck and head. Severe constipation. Are these related?

Hi, I am a 44 yr old female. For the past two days I have been having dizzy spells, ringing in my right ear with a little pain and sudden deafness , which comes back after a few seconds.I have had a pain in my right side of my neck and up into my head for a few weeks now which I put down to muscle spasms? I do feel a little nauseas, I feel shaky and cold . I have not got a temperature. I have had trouble with bowel movements for yrs now and am constipated most days. Is this anything to do with my onset of dizziness , or is it a separate condition? I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow morning.
Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The combination of dizziness, ringing in your ear and hearing loss sounds as though it may be related to meniere's disease. This is normally associated with these symptoms along with the nausea.
It is caused by problems related to the inner ear and diagnosed mainly on history,though your ENT may conduct investigations to assess your hearing and to rule out more other conditions.
Treatment involves reducing salt, avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco plus the use of medication.

The constipation is not likely to be related.

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Having dizzy spells, sudden deafness and ringing in the ear. Pain in the neck and head. Severe constipation. Are these related?

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The combination of dizziness, ringing in your ear and hearing loss sounds as though it may be related to meniere s disease. This is normally associated with these symptoms along with the nausea. It is caused by problems related to the inner ear and diagnosed mainly on history,though your ENT may conduct investigations to assess your hearing and to rule out more other conditions. Treatment involves reducing salt, avoiding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco plus the use of medication. The constipation is not likely to be related. I hope this helps