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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 2 months ago

Ear infection or stroke?

I had vertigo the other morning, first time ever experienced this and lost balance. I had panic attack and felt dizzy lying down. Next day rang 111 spoke to lady who was paramedic, she got me doctors appointment who suspected and then a blocked ear and found ear infection but I worried it was a stroke or TIA. 

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Doctors are rubbish, 7 years intensive trading, years of seeing patients and they mistake strokes for ear infections.


    Beside that I have had many ear infections which all cause Vertigo.

    But according to you they have all been strokes.

  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Ear infections do cause those types of symptoms, but get a 2nd opinion if you are worried

  • 2 months ago

    I am not a doctor so I cant tell you anything for sure. I honestly wouldn't panic. However, if you are really worried about a stroke then you should definitely get in touch with your doctor or 111 again.

  • 2 months ago

    So you don't believe a GP who has trained for 10 years, but do trust random non-medical people on this site?  Stroke symptoms on the link.

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