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A 21-year-old female asked:

a sudden rapid feeling of falling, dizziness, shortness of breath, floating things in eyes, went to the er found nothing, should i get a cat scan?

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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need follow: Not sure how much was done in the er but you need to make a follow up appointment with your pcp for further evaluation and management. Your work up may include blood work and/or ct depending on detailed health history and symptoms.
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
Neurology 39 years experience
Dizziness: You can get ct or MRI brain. However if you are having these symptoms episodically only, then most likely you have bppv and may need an evaluation by a doctor specialized in dizziness disorders, vng test and rx by vestibular therapist. Exclude multiple medication use which also can cause dizziness.

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