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Peripheral vertigo; Central vertigo
The primary symptom is a sensation that you or the room is moving or spinning. The spinning sensation may cause nausea and vomiting in some people.
Other symptoms can include:
If you have vertigo due to problems in the brain (central vertigo), you will usually other symptoms from the underlying conditions. They may include:
A physical exam may reveal:
Tests to determine the cause of vertigo may include:
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