Dizziness, Ear Pain And Enlarged KGB?
Night, my wife is 35 years old. For a moment feeling dizzy at the top of the head. Besides that, you also feel pain in the left ear. Last January, dr.saraf was diagnosed with vertigo, and thank God I was given medicine and returned to control and was declared cured. But now, the dizziness sensation returned, almost the same as the previous vertigo symptoms, but before that there was no pain in the ear. I thought this was due to menstruation and lack of blood, but my headaches came before menstruation. But what concerns me is that on the left side of the neck there is an enlarged lymph node (KGB), it has been around since 2011 until now and has not grown again, has even shrunk, and an examination has been taken through a biopsy, the result is negative, not cancer. Said dr. The oncology will also shrink later. My question is whether my wife’s dizziness is due to earaches or is there an effect from the enlargement of the KGB, please explain. Thank you. NGreetings. Irfan.
Hello Irvan, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Dizziness or vertigo can occur due to many possible causes, the following are some of them:
Inner ear disorders such as BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) or vertigo triggered by a change in head position, Meniere's disease, vestibular neuritis or vertigo that occurs due to swelling around the balance nerve that occurs due to viral infection. Injury or impact to the head or ear Infection of the ear Migraine type headache, especially bacillary type migraine. Side effects of drugs that are ototoxic (damage the ear nerves). Other problems in the brain such as a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), bleeding in the brain, or diseases such as multiple sclerosis can also cause vertigo. Your wife's ear pain may be related to her vertigo, but enlarged lymph nodes may not be related to the vertigo unless the enlarged lymph nodes are related to an infection in your wife's ear.
It is better for your wife to check back with a neurologist for further tests. If there is no suspicion of a brain and nerve disorder causing the vertigo, you can ask for a referral to an ENT doctor for further ear examinations.
For now, tell your wife not to prick her ears (including picking to clean earwax), and not to use ear drops without going through a doctor's first examination. If dizziness is triggered by certain movements, avoid sudden head movements. When the dizziness starts to strike, suggest your wife to sit or lie down to avoid falling.
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