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Is Persistent Dizziness Due To Femoral Hernia?

I believe I have a femoral hernia based on the location ( Due to some heavy lifting.) It occurred about a month ago. Since the occurrence, I have been experiencing dizziness when I lay down to sleep - I have to fixate my eyes on an object to stop the dizziness. The dizziness comes and goes. Is the dizziness connected with the hernia?
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
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No certainly not. An uncomplicated inguinal or femoral hernia would not cause dizziness. The dizziness could be due to internal ear problem, general weakness associated with low hemoglobin count, or low serum proteins. There could also be other ailments which would cause dizziness. I suggest you get a complete blood count with ESR, Serum protein level, and if this shows any abnormality, please consult a general physician. If the tests are normal, please consult an ENT surgeon who can evaluate if the vertigo is due to an ear disorder and advise on the treatment.
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Is Persistent Dizziness Due To Femoral Hernia?

No certainly not. An uncomplicated inguinal or femoral hernia would not cause dizziness. The dizziness could be due to internal ear problem, general weakness associated with low hemoglobin count, or low serum proteins. There could also be other ailments which would cause dizziness. I suggest you get a complete blood count with ESR, Serum protein level, and if this shows any abnormality, please consult a general physician. If the tests are normal, please consult an ENT surgeon who can evaluate if the vertigo is due to an ear disorder and advise on the treatment.