How is peripheral vertigo and dizziness diagnosed?

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The first step in diagnosing peripheral vertigo and dizziness is a physical examination. You doctor will examine your inner ears, eyes, and how the eyes move. During the examination, your doctor may also move your head in positions to induce your vertigo or dizziness in order to observe your eye movements and balance. They may test your coordination and hearing, too. In some cases, your doctor may use blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, or EEG tests (record electrical activity in the brain) to further diagnose the cause of your vertigo.

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