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Diagnostic Tests for Balance symptoms

Diagnostic Test list for Balance symptoms:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Balance symptoms includes:

  • 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
    • Neck examination
  • Blood tests
    • Hemoglobin to detect anemia
    • White cell count to help detect infection, especially cerebral infection e.g. meningitis, cerebral abscess
    • Glucose - to detect Diabetes (which can cause autonomic neuropathy) or low blood sugar.
  • Other tests
  • Radiology investigation
    • Cervical spine X-Ray
    • CT Brain
    • MRI Scan brain - the choice to locate acoustic neuroma or other tumor and may detect multiple sclerosis.

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.

 

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