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Balance symptoms: Introduction

Balance symptoms: Problems with balance or vertigo. See detailed information below for a list of 1691 causes of Balance symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Balance symptoms:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Balance symptoms. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Balance symptoms:

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Balance symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Balance symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Balance symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Balance symptoms

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Message Boards for Balance symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Balance symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Balance symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examination of the ears for ear disease e.g. otitis media, ear wax, perforated ear drum, cholesteatoma
    • Eye examination for visual acuity and for nystagmus ( can occur with vestibular neuronitis, Meniere's disease , Acoustic neuroma, cholesteatoma, benign positional vertigo , acute labyrinthitis, cerebellar tumors , brain stem tumors , multiple sclerosis , basilar artery thrombosis or embolism, phenytoin toxicity, alcohol toxicity
    • Cardiovascular system examination for Blood pressure (laying and sitting) and cardiac arrhythmias
    • Central nervous system examination for cranial nerve palsies which may suggest Multiple sclerosis , acoustic neuroma, advanced brain stem tumor or basilar artery insufficiency
    • Central nervous system examination for disturbances of gait , co-ordination , reflexes and balance looking for cerebellar disease
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Balance symptoms:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Balance symptoms as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Balance symptoms:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Balance symptoms as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Tagamet (Cimetidine) and alcohol interaction
  • Alcohol and Calan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Alcohol and Isoptin (Verapamil) interaction
  • Alcohol and Verelan (Verapamil) interaction
  • Mysoline (Primidone) and Dilantin (Phenytoin) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Balance symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Balance symptoms may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Balance symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Balance symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Balance symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Balance symptoms

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically mild...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only...read more »

Balance symptoms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Balance symptoms

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Balance symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Balance symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Balance symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Balance symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Balance symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Balance symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Balance symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Balance symptoms. Of the 1691 causes of Balance symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 14 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 16 causes are "common" diseases
  • 13 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 20 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 35 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1634 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Balance symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Balance symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Balance symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Balance symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Stroke ... Coordination problems, balance problems, balance problems, Dizziness

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Causes of Balance symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Balance symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Balance symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Balance symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Balance symptoms:

    Subtypes of Balance symptoms:

    Coordination problems (2126 causes), Vertigo (169 causes), Poor balance (21 causes), Falls (86 causes), Falling (32 causes), Loss of balance (40 causes), Imbalance (17 causes), Loss of coordination (25 causes), Clumsiness (408 causes), Impaired coordination (161 causes), Increased risk of falls (5 causes), Titubation (13 causes), Constant vertigo (19 causes), Disorientation (199 causes), Dizziness (1357 causes), Dizziness in children (20 causes), Exercise and vertigo (8 causes), Giddiness (12 causes), Giddiness in children (15 causes), Giddiness in pregnancy (19 causes), Inability to hold balance (16 causes), Orthostatic vertigo (7 causes), Vertigo in children (57 causes), Vertigo in pregnancy (19 causes), Disoriented state (22 causes), Sudden onset of vertigo (6 causes), Gradual onset of cerebellar ataxia (5 causes), Sudden onset of balance disorders (7 causes), Reeling gait (13 causes), Sudden onset of disorientation (14 causes), Intermittent ataxia (28 causes), Ataxia (526 causes), Limb ataxia (43 causes), Gait ataxia (48 causes), Incoordination (283 causes), Speech ataxia (9 causes), Ataxic gait (25 causes), Sudden onset of sensory ataxia in adults (3 causes), Bilateral cerebellar ataxia (17 causes), Intermittent ataxia in children (11 causes), Ataxia in children (73 causes), Romberg's sign (10 causes), Sensory ataxia (21 causes), Sensory deficits (16 causes), Sudden onset of sensory ataxic gait (2 causes), Truncal ataxia (16 causes), Nystagmus ataxia (15 causes), Sensory ataxia in children (3 causes), Sensory ataxia gait in children (2 causes), Staggering (4 causes), Staggering gait (4 causes), Nystagmus in children (38 causes), Swaying (3 causes), Cerebellar ataxia (150 causes), Dysfunction of the extrapyramidal system (5 causes), Cerebellar ataxia in children (15 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Balance symptoms:

    Coordination symptoms (2126 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Clumsiness (408 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Balance symptoms:

    Dizziness (1357 causes), Falls (86 causes), Fainting (1326 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Balance disorders (1691 causes), Ear disorders, Gait (661 causes), Cerebellar dysfunction, Unsteadiness (1691 causes), Vertigo (169 causes), Giddiness (12 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Balance symptoms

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