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Is labyrinthitis common? My 67 yr old brother had been suffering

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Is labyrinthitis common? My 67 yr old brother had been suffering from spinning, ringing in his ear, dizziness, sometimes Nassau/ vomiting. He has had vision issues-eye crossing, hearing issues. This has come/ gone routinely over the past yr. He cannot drive and has found it incapacitating at times. He also has stiff neck/ vertebrate issues as well, but thinks those two 1st separate issues. His regular Dr. Has not been much help. I put his symptoms in searching, and larbyrinthitis popped up. He read it and said these are his exact symptoms, he was feeling like he was going crazy. Your input would be appreciated. He lives in a small town. I read that neuro otologists specialize in these symptoms, but don't see that title anywhere here.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
HelloLaryrinthitis should have resolved after this time.He needs to see a regular ENTThere should be ear/nose/throat doctors.This can beinner earbrain problem [tumor would need to be ruled out]heart rhythm problem [serious]auotonomic nervous systeme problem. Ear can be ruled out by ENTGo over this list with his doctor. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily