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Hi, i have been having a lot of symptoms for the past week; like dizziness, disorientation, continuous headache, spinning sensation, fatigue, and vision blurriness. I had a CBC done two days ago and i attached the results for you. iwanna know if i should do further tests or what kind of infection could i have. Also lately belch a lot it has nothing to do with food it happens even on an empty stomach; if this has any relation what so ever.

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Expert:  Dr. Cecelia J. Russ replied 4 Days.

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The symptoms that you have like disorientation, headache, dizziness and blurred vision could be most probably due to infection in ear such as the middle ear infection, or infection in the inner ear called labyrinthitis. Another condition associated with these symptoms is migraine which is a neurological problem or due to vascular problem causing insufficient blood flow to the brain. From your blood test report it is evident that you have an infection somewhere in your body, and I’m suspecting it in the middle ear or inner ear. It is important to identify the cause for this problem through further investigations. So you will need to consult with ENT specialist or a Neurologist who will be able to assess your problem in depth and evaluate your condition better with more specific tests like peripheral blood smear. Your doctor might recommend you for more diagnostic tests at later stage if needed like a special type of MRI brain scan called MRA (A magnetic resonance angiogram) or MRV (magnetic resonance venography) which scans and identifies problem with blood flow to brain, because insufficient blood flow can also cause these symptoms. These symptoms could also be due to side effects of certain medications, so if you are on any medication right now inform that to the doctor. Do not worry, it is a curable problem, and with proper medication you will be relieved of these symptoms. Your doctor might either advise for a course of antibiotics to treat ear infection if present or medications for improving more blood flow to the brain. Belching has got nothing to do with these symptoms.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask if you further questions. Thank you.

Dr. Cecelia J. Russ
Category: Family Physician-GP
- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
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