Concussion of inner ear

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I have been reading up and several different problems can be caused by hitting your head (i.e. seizures, inner ear infections, etc.). Sorry that I'm not of much help, but you should make an appointment with your doctor, the bumps on the head may have caused a treatable problem.
He came out after lunch and told me my left inner ear did't work, my right inner ear worked a little, I had a left side traumatic brain injury. He said there is no way to get this better. It has been 2 years since the tests I feel like maybe my eyes have helped me feel better. I still get dizzy, have vertigo, light bothers my eyes I wear sun glasses everywhere. They are special to make it so I can only see things in front of me.
My doctor ordered a CT Scan which showed a berry aneurysm, in light of this, my concussion became secondary. I'm concerned because my balance is getting worse when I first get up from a sitting or laying position, I stumble a bit before I seem to get my feet working. I've noticed that this is occurring more often. Is this just a probable side effect from the concussion?
Firstly I would like to reassure you that the symptoms that you describe do not appear to be caused by a head injury. Your history does not suggest a concussion. The type of injury that you had is unlikely to have caused a subdural hematoma (SDH). Acute SDH usually produces features of raised intra cranial pressure such as headache, nausea, vomiting and sometimes loss of consciousness with seizures. You have not experienced any of these symptoms.
Loss of consciousness isn’t required for a diagnosis of concussion or post concussion syndrome. Post concussion syndrome occurs within first 7 to 10 days and until 3 months. Symptoms are variable including dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, loss of concentration and memory, light and noise sensitivity, headache varying from a tension type to cluster headaches. You need to consult a neurologist immediately.
He has ordered a MRV/MRA. He said it most probably is from my head trauma/inner ear concussion but i may be starting to develop meniere's type changes in my ear. I hope it's just the concussion. I really hope it just takes time and I get back to normal. You never know how good you had it until you can't do all the things you took for granted. If I do get back to normal I don't think I'll ever take them for granted again.
Other than a 21% weakness in my left ear (supposedly a low number), all tests were fine. No sign of a Labyrinthitis so my ENT took me off the Topamax and put me on Elavil and a diuretic. He thought I might have Meniere's and that it wasn't presenting as typical Meniere's. After over 5 weeks of taking the prescribed meds, I began to feel worse. My ENT brought me back in and was clearly baffled. By this time, I am walking with a cane and not driving. I asked the ENT if I was crazy.
It is important to be evaluated by an ENT to exclude inner ear damage as a result of the trauma; tests can be done to ensure that the nerve at the base of the skull goes to the ear is not dysfunctional, as this can lead to vertigo (room-spinning). For post-concussion fatigue, there are a few treatment options including stimulants, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and others depending on the associated symptoms.
I posted this at the end of another post, but it may have gotten missed. So, I'll start a new post...for the past couple of weeks I'd been having this "whooshing" sound in my right ear (don't know how else to describe it). I would also, even before this, have periods where my right ear would lose normal sound and be replaced by this ringing sound. Would this have any connection to my now having vertigo?
Pain at the back of right ear suggest, some kind of nerve compression at the exit from the cervical rib. As you are computer specialists and have to be in one posture for long, also points that it might be related. You need to see an orthopaedician and if possible a neurologist to rule out any pathological state. X-ray of cervical ribs will help to come to some conclusion. Examination by a specialist is foremost important.
( A tumor of the inner ear.) An ENT cannot see it by looking into your ear. I am hoping this is not the case for you and that you beat this pain.
Dizziness and headaches can be a result of an inner ear infection also. If there are problems with the inner ear, then one may feel dizzy. The inner ear is responsible for balance, and the labyrinth may become infected. This throws off the sufferer's co-ordination and balance, resulting in frequent dizziness. Pls get an MRI brain or CT brain to rule out any traumatic brain injury.Pls consult a neurologist if there is any abnormality with any of these.
Tinnitus is mainly heard in ears but sometimes few persons feel that it is coming from head. Common reasons of tinnitus could be any inner ear disorder due to extreme noise or meniere’s disease, large ear wax, head trauma, and due to some medications. If you are hearing continuous ringing noise, please arrange an appointment with an ENT specialist right away who will evaluate the possibilities here and can provide you further treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you.
I thought I would throw my situation out there to get some comments from those on this forum. I had a whiplash concussion/lower back trauma in an accident 11 years ago. I had 7 months of headaches/brain fog/fatigue before things returned to normal. My issue is this.....I have had 5 instances since then where I have come down with a fever, like the flu was coming on. Each time I revert back to the same symptoms described above.
One is a deviated septum and the other is some kind of inner ear problem. Did she have some kind of head injury, that it could be a concussion? Or would the car scan rule that out? I'm sorry I don't have any better answers. I hope you can find out what is going on soon.
ooops, I meant whether one or both inner "ears" have displaced crystals....
in my head that began in the middle of a bunch of other weird ear and neuro symptoms in 1999. Began with what I now think was a small episode of trigeminal neuralgia (extremely painful lightning-type shocks below ears), a few weeks later a sudden severe hearing loss in one ear when I sneezed hard, a few weeks later the "jolts" started. They were like a split-second feeling of about to lose consciousness, like my eyes were going to spontaneously close but they never did.
I could be just laying on my back and it feels as the dizziness wants to return, it's like it go's to be dizzy and it stops. has anyone had this problem I think it's more than any inner ear problem, ???????
html I return to this point because all of the input that you describe is important info that is also precessed through the vestibular portion of the inner ear. Flickering light (or visually confusing environments), heavy sound pressure, especially pulsating sound, vibration to the head, acceleration and deceleration are all potent stimulants to the vestibular organ. (For example the receptors for acceleration are in the semi-circular canals of the inner ear).
), I fell while jogging only a few weeks before this all began and hit the front of my face on the ground. They did a CAT scan which showed no concussion or skull injury. Could CAT scan radiation actually contribute to causing skull bone problems like dents? There are no headaches although recently for 4 days my scalp would fall asleep and get that pins and needles sensation you do when your foot falls asleep. Very eery feeling! Do any of these match anyone else's observations?
Anyways, we've seen an ear nose and throat doctor who ran vertigo and balance tests which all came out normal stating that there was no inner ear problem. We then saw an opthamalogist who checked the vessels in his eyes and ran all the precautionary tests that I know of which came out normal. Next, we saw a nuerologist, who after hearing the story of his symptoms, guessed he may have vertiginous migraines.
It was blue and black behind my ear and down my head. I also had a lot of trouble hearing from my left ear, because the blood was pressuring my ear drum. Sometimes my ears ring, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the treble level on the radio or anything.
The ear pressure and eye twitching was happening all day on both left and right (eye, ear). Then all of sudden it hit me. The same sensations I was feeling back in October of 2009 were back, however, this time it was n the left side of my head. The feeling is similar to being dropped in an Elevator, with the rush to the head, except local to the right side. Then, I get confused and it takes me a little while to figure out what to do next.
However the hangover developed into the exact same feeling that I had when I had the bad trip. It wasn't as intense, but the same feelings of anxiety, a loss of my sense of reality, and general discomfort came with the feeling. These feelings lasted through the day, but I tolerated them and made it to sleep. I woke up the next morning... today, and the feelings were still there. Today was better than yesterday, but still noticably 'not right.' Is this depression? Anxiety?
There are many causes of vestibular problems - from head injuries to stroke to simple ear infections. If there's no improvement (sounds like it's been a few days) you may have to take him to the vet. Sometimes a conk on the head will cause a concussion and temporary dizziness but you can see improvement over the next couple days. Can you check in his mouth too, see if there's an abscessed tooth in there?
I see ENT on Tuesday. When I push on area of neck below my jaw, pain shoots up to my ear (ear ache almost daily), and shoots down my throat. The last 2 days I have been experiencing severe headaches and also worry about stroke. No one seems to be overly concerned with all of this over the last 4 months, except me. I have had a total of 5 visits with 2 different doctors with no results. Hope to find answers soon.
I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
I was told I have some inner ear problems that cause me to get sick when in an elivator or spinning or moving to fast. I have cronic neck pain but nothing showed on x-rays or MRI's which has been attributed to having my neck wiped around so much. I have cronic right shoulder pain but once again nothing shows on x-ray or MRI. I was using the benchpress during one of my workouts and heard a loud pop. I was unable to use my arm for several days and when I went to the medics they gave me Motrin.
My vision starts acting up and when it is real bad is accompanied by numbness on the left side of my face and slurred speech. Seen several doctors, which diagnosed it from everything from ear infection (becaue of fluid sounds??) to parasites in my stool (test came back negative but the doctor saw several cases of parasites that day). I've seen two neorologists. The first one did a lumbar puncture and an MRI and diagnosed me with psuedo tumer cerebri.
You can consult a Neuro-Otologist and Neurologist and see if you have any inner ear issues. Reason for dizziness can be very many. Get an MRI done to be safe.
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