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How is Meniere's disease diagnosed?

To diagnose Meniere's disease, your doctor will first ask questions about your symptoms and any risk factors you may have, such as allergies or certain medicines. You'll need to take a hearing test and possibly several other tests to judge how well your inner ear is working.

For example, an examiner may flow warm and cool air or water into your ears or place you in a revolving chair. Either test will cause your eyes to move involuntarily due to fluid movement in the inner ear; a machine can measure these movements to see whether they are normal. To judge how you balance, an examiner may conduct a posturography test in which you stand on a platform (with a safety harness) and try to keep your balance. You may need an MRI or other imaging test to make sure you don't have a tumor or something else that can cause symptoms similar to Meniere's disease.

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