How is vertigo and dizziness diagnosed?

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The first step in diagnosing vertigo and dizziness is a physical examination. You doctor will examine your inner ears and eyes and test your balance and hearing. They may also use positioning tests to observe your balance and eye movements. In some cases, blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, or EEG tests (test that record electrical activity in the brain) are used to further diagnose the cause of your vertigo and dizziness. In most cases, vertigo and dizziness are easily diagnoses.

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