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Intermittent periods of extreme dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, episode of extreme constipation, green stools. Cause and cure?

For a couple months now I have been experiencing intermittent periods of extreme dizziness , at seemingly random times I lose all sense of balance and the room spins, from 10 minutes all the way to several hours. This happens about once a month, until the last 2-3 days where I have been feeling a mild dizziness constantly, and some nausea . About a week ago I experienced extreme constipation and did not have a bowel movement for 6 days, during which I took laxatives. Today my stool was green. I have no idea if these problems are related, or what I should do.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You are suffering from either, disease of internal ear (either Meniere's disease , labyrinthitis or Benign Paroxyxmal Postural Vertigo). A course for adequate duration of betahistine will cure your dizziness.

If you have been having episodic constipation, alternating with diarrhea, or constipation alone earlier too, then it is Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

If you are middle aged, an obstruction in the colon (polyp or other growth) may be the cause. Colonoscopy will reveal presence/absence of the growth.

Green stools after a chronic constipation, is normal. Take strong laxatives initially, followed by Psyllium husk twice daily to avoid getting constipated in future.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.

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Answered: Tue, 17 Dec 2013
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