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Your Imbalance or Floating Feeling May Also be Known as:
Disequilibrium
Imbalanced

Top 3 Imbalance or Floating Feeling Causes

  1. 1.Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a common disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of intense dizziness with head movements. It is believed this is caused by tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear that become dislodged from their usual position within the inner ear.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who will perform a physical test and treatment maneuver to confirm and treat this condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, episodic dizziness, vomiting, dizziness, vertigo (extreme dizziness)
    Symptoms that always occur with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:
    episodic dizziness
    Symptoms that never occur with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:
    hearing loss, heartbeat sound in the ear
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    You needs to go to the hospital by ambulance or as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, arm numbness, being severely ill, leg numbness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Call 911 immediately. The longer you wait, the fewer treatment options available and the worse the outcome.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, new headache, being severely ill, stiff neck, arm weakness
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Imbalance or Floating Feeling

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our imbalance or floating feeling symptom checker.

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Imbalance or Floating Feeling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced imbalance or floating feeling have also experienced:

    • 8% Fatigue
    • 5% Headache
    • 4% Dizziness
  • People who have experienced imbalance or floating feeling had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Less Than a Week
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced imbalance or floating feeling were most often matched with:

    • 3% Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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