What causes nausea and vertigo? 7 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Vertigo and Vertigo-Associated Disorders

Vertigo is the sensation that things around you are moving or spinning when they are not, and may feel similar to motion sickness.

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2

Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the inner ear in which a nerve that detects head movement becomes inflamed. It causes dizziness, nausea, vertigo, and potentially permanent loss of hearing.

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3

Menieres Disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, hearing problems, and a ringing sound. It's thought to be caused by changes in the fluid of the inner ear, and usually only affects one ear.

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4

Head Injury

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A head injury could be an injury to the brain, skull, or scalp. It can vary in severity depending on the cause. In some cases face swelling can be a sign of a head injury.

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5

Benign Positional Vertigo

Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is a sudden sensation of spinning triggered by changing the position of your head. It's caused by a disturbance of the balance mechanism of the inner ear and may be an inherited condition.

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6

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuromas are noncancerous tumors that grow on the nerve that connects the brain and ear. They can cause dizziness, vertigo, headache, vision problems, and pain.

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7

Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is a condition in which a carcinoid tumor secretes chemicals into the bloodstream. The cause of this rare syndrome is unknown and treatment involves treating the cancer.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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