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Pressure in ears when bent down, continuous spinning, body imbalance. Suggestions?

I have this pressure in my ears when i bend down and I have this continuous feeling of spinning. Sometimes it gets really bad to the point where I feel like I m not present. Sometimes I lose my balance, like when i close my eyes my head would go backwards. I ve seen many ENT doctors and had an MRI that looked at multiple sclerosis . This has been around for 4-5 months. I am 16 years and female.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Any pathology in the vestibular apparatus in inner ear (it is associated with maintenance of body posture & balance)
2. Any fluctuation in blood pressure levels such as Hypotension.
3. Decrease in blood sugar levels (Hypoglycemia)
4. Deficiency of certain nutrients like Iron, Vitamin B 12, Calcium, etc. which also interferes with blood formation & nerve conduction.
5. Tension/stress & lack of adequate rest and sleep.

Investigations like complete blood count, estimation of blood pressure and blood sugar levels will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.
A CT scan of brain might be required to rule out any pathology.

So, it will be better to consult your General Physician & get a proper physical examination done.
So that appropriate management steps could be taken.
Meanwhile, you should maintain adequate hydration, take a healthy balanced diet & avoid stress.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jay Patel's  Response

There are many causes that can give similar symptoms other then MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS,

Here are some to list and may needs to be investigated rather them coming to conclusion of multiple sclerosis.
***(A) LABYRINTH APPARATUS PROBLEMS ( a organ present in ear which helps the sense of position)
cause of problems
a) Menier's Diseases , ( person feels dizzy, and associated with some hearing loss)
b) Viral labyrinthitis (person feels dizzy, or sensation of room moving around , vertigo)
c) Otolith (small stone in ear canal makes feed dizzy , but dizziness comes at certain position/movement only).
d) Problems with the vestibular nerve (hearing/balance nerve)

***(B) LOW BLOOD PRESSURE - CAN put you to dizziness/loosing balance if the blood do not reach sufficiently to brain's center for balance due to some compression / obstruction in the blood vessel)
causes for low blood pressure
a) Hypothyrodism (low thyroid hormone, associated with fatigue, low energy and weight gain)
b) bradycardia (low heart rate)
c) heart failure (heart to weak to pump blood)
d) liver diseases
e) low sugar
f) Postural hypotension (position induced low blood pressure)

1) If possible try to CONSULT other ENT/ NEUROLOGIST (Brain doctor)

2) There are number of test that still needed to be done in order to come to conclusion which are as follow
a) May need CT-BRAIN with dye to check the blood supply channel.
b) blood test of thyroid hormone level check, lever enzyme profile, sugar level
c) physical test for orthostatic hypotension (position induced low blood pressure)
d) Audiometery to check any HEARING changes/problems
e) labyrinthine stimulus test to check the apparatus.

hope it helps

Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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