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  •  Those tests you had, auron renouille, might well (0+ / 0-)

    have been ones that you wouldn't get in most countries.  Brain stem tumors are pretty rare, while ear problems are common if you include ringing in the ears and 'true' vertigo where you feel like you're spinning.  

    I generally tell patients over 70 who have those symptoms that the fancy tests usually don't even give us an answer you can hang your hat on, and that I've never seen an, "Oh my gosh, it's a good thing we looked and did all these tests!" situation in anyone in that age group.  So in what seem to be typical cases, I encourage the patient to take something like dramamine

    If your symptoms were not typical of ringing in the ears or vertigo, auron renouille, or if you aren't up in years, I wouldn't have the confidence to tell you that spiel.  I'd probably send you to a neurologist and/or an ENT doctor.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:29:40 PM PST

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