Symptom: Vertigo

Vertigo: Feeling that the room or person is moving or spinning.
Introduction: Vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving or spinning within the environment. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness, but this word needs to be distinguished from symptoms such as balance difficulty, fainting, or general weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. True vertigo requires the sensation of movement. Any dizziness or vertigo symptom needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Vertigo:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Vertigo (40 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Vertigo (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Vertigo (8 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Vertigo condition information
  • Causes of Vertigo (40 conditions)
  • Medication Causes of Vertigo (2 causes)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Vertigo: dizziness (76), balance difficulty (75), weakness (227), fainting (91)
    Vertigo type of: Balance symptoms (75)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Vertigo: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Vertigo: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
    • Certain ototoxic drugs
    • Aminoglycosides

    Conditions listing symptoms: Vertigo: The following list of conditions have 'Vertigo' 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.


  • Balance disorders ... vertigo
  • Basilar artery migraine ... vertigo


  • Herpes zoster oticus ... vertigo


  • Labrynthitis ... vertigo


  • Ménière's disease ... vertigo on waking up


  • Perilymph fistula ... vertigo


  • Vertigo ... vertigo
  • Vestibular neuronitis ... vertigo

    Related medical articles for Vertigo:
  • Introduction: Vertigo
  • Basic Summary for Vertigo
  • Causes of Vertigo
  • Medication Causes of Vertigo
  • Symptoms of Vertigo
  • Treatments for Vertigo

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