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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dizzy spells: Consult a physician for this symptom. There are various causes of recurrent dizzy spells and your physician will take a thorough history and system re ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Many things: Please define YOUR meaning of the word "dizziness" because a number of things can cause isolated vertigo vs. lightheadedness. I see that you've had a ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes!: Dizziness has many possible causes, some minor, some serious. It could be a medication side effect, an ear infection, lack of fluid or food intake, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Many causes.: Dizziness can be either vertigo (sensation of things moving) or light-headed. There are many possible causes of vertigo. These range from inner ear pr ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Many things: Dizziness can be a heart rhythm problem, dehydration, thyroid problem, or an inner ear problem. I would suggest speaking to your primary care doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple issues: Your question requires a comprehensive physical examination with blood and urine testing. I advise stopping all over the counter medications at this t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Typically low BP: Faonting is caused by low BP (usually sudden decrease) @ should be further evaluated.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: Stomach irritiation or gallbaldder disease should be ruled out. Consult your private physician. Abstain from alcohol, acidic foods, nsaids ( advil, al ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: Sinus congestion wax in your ears vertigo if it continues or worsens, see md.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nausea/dizziness: Many causes possible, such as Migraines, inner ear problem, motion sickness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, diabetes, early pregnancy, hyper ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Requires evaluation: Medicines, drugs of abuse, toxins, medical & neurological conditions may cause tremors. Essential tremor is progressive and may be familial (others in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Par Fatteh
26 years experience Functional Medicine
Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
You need to see a md: You need to see a doctor you are at the age where you must take care of you body.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Fear,pain,trauma: It is a responce to fear, or as a result of trauma or pain, or if the infant is startled and confronted there is some association with iron deficienc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hard to say: There are many reasons for dizziness . This requires an evaluation with your physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Being overheated: Take your temperature. If it is high, that is greater than 101.3 than you need to take steps to get it down and also identify the cause. If you do ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Panic Attack: What u have described is a panic attack, can be treated with medication and therapy.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Dizziness: Depends. There are many possibilities especially problems of the brain, ear, and heart. Sometimes sudden changes in posture can cause this and numero ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Long Differential Dx: Though nonspecific, dizzy spells, foggy vision, exhaustion and random mild headaches, could indicate diabetes mellitus, hypertension, kidney disease, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Migraine vs Vertigo: If the spells are true vertigo (a spinning sensation, not just "floating") that lasts about a minute associated with nausea and triggered by head move ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You need to be examined and blood testing. There are several possibilities so they need to be explored you also need a urine preg test and need to giv ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Many: Headaches are caused by two different categories of biological happenings: either by muscle contractions, or by vascular irregularities (the alternati ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anxiety?: My first thought would be anxiety. See your doctor about an evaluation.

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