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Can a retracted eardrum cause dizziness?
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Can a retracted eardrum cause dizziness?

I have had a retracted eardrum for many years. Have been put on different nasal sprays for allergies and sinus congestion but the eardrum hasn't gone back to normal. Also, I get dizzy randomly. I have moments where my vision fades to black and I lose my balance from the vertigo. Can this be caused by the retracted eardrum?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Retracted ear drums can sometimes cause a middle ear infection and dizziness. Vertigo can also occur with inner ear problems. If your dizziness feels like you are spinning or the room is spinning (and especially if associated with nausea or vomiting), this might be due to an inner ear problem. Dizziness could also be due to neurological causes. So, if it persists, I would advise you to consult your doctor for an evaluation. Also, I would strongly caution you not to drive or operate heavy machinery while dizzy as you might injure yourself or others.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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hi i have 2 retracted ear drums, apprently uncommon in adults with both retracted simultaneously. i have these symtoms (symptoms) also. the dizziness, i really dont like it , i have had popping (everyday),  ringing, aching, pain, altered hearing, very sensitive hearing, feels like wearing sound blocker ears phones. my gp told me i have 2 retracted earsdums, got mri app and consultation this week.

but im in the same boat. didnt think ears could cause this much bother!
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