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why do i get dizzy when i blow my nose

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Hyperventillation: You are blowing too hard. Gently blow your nose. If you are having much congestion, get a neti-pot. Be sure to drink lots of liquids.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Bunged up?: Does this mean stuffed up or have a cold and much congestion? if this is true, it is not infrequent that people that blow their nose will get dizzy. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: These actions increase blood pressure which may be the cause. The other possibility is a perilymphatic fistula where fluid leaks out of the inner ear ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Drop in pressure: your pressure is dropping when you blow your nose. We call this valsalva maneuver. you tense up and your blood pressure drops. Not much you can do ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Valsalva: Often it is because people do a valsalva maneuver when they blow their nose hard. (you can google valsalva). That maneuver changes both blood pressur ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Nasal irritation: This suggests that you have significant irritation in your nose, making you susceptible to bleeding whenever you have any trauma to the nose, such as ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stimulation: Likely stimulating the vestibular (balance) organ. If you get dizziness at other times. see MD.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Get thee to a doctor: Dizziness may be benign, but if you can reproduce symptoms with neck positioning, it may signify arterial insufficiency that could make it more likely ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
BPPV: This may be from a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. See your doctor...If it is bppv they should be able to give you some exer ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dizziness: This might be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or bppv. See an ent. The doctor may be able to perform a modified epley maneuver, which has a &g ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Keimowitz
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold symptoms: Colds as we call them are caused by a variety of viral infections. Most of them cause irritation of the linings of the nose and that irritation cause ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Seriously?: Alcohol is a nerve poison. Is this news to you? If you are specifically complaining of drinking any fluid causing the symptoms, then you have an unusu ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't know: I have never heard of a connection of nausea and sneezing. Anyone else?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. G. Robert Kletzker
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Positional vertigo: This is frequently caused by positional vertigo. Exercises often will correct this problem. An ear specialist is the best physician to see to diagnose ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus drainage: Your sinuses drain into your throat. This is normal.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Blowing: Your nose increases intranasal pressure that is transmitted through tubes, causing your tympanic membrane to pop.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Probale inner ear: See a neurologist or ent. It can be treated with medication.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hot?: Coughing involves not only muscle contraction but also straining, increasing pressure in the abdominal cavity and also forcing air out of the lungs. T ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Several options: Stop blowing your nose. Have your blood pressure checked. It gets more complicated after that and would require an ENT or neurologist's oppini ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: You could be having migraines, tension headaches or sinus headaches. Sometimes dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep ap ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't blow!: You are probably forcing air into the sinuses or increasing the blood pressure that distended the blood vessels inside the skull both of which can cau ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
They tire also: When an individual is tired, the likelihood is that they have also "tired" their eyes out as well. When you read or look at the computer, for example ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience Neurology
Vestibulopathy: You may have vasovagal reflex which sometimes affects the BP or inner ear issue.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Don't be scared: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with and it's location is very far removed and completely unrelated to your nosebleeds.
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