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When to Seek Medical Care for Vertigo
Any signs and symptoms of vertigo should be evaluated by a doctor. The majority of cases of vertigo are harmless. Although vertigo can be debilitating, most causes are easily treated with prescription medication. Have a doctor check any new signs and symptoms of vertigo to rule out rare, potentially serious, or life-threatening causes. The source of vertigo may be not the ears or balance system (vestibular system) and it is very imporatnt to rule out other life-threatening causes first.
Certain signs and symptoms of vertigo may require evaluation in a hospital's emergency department, such as:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2017
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