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Wellington, TX
A 23-year-old female asked:

Episodes of near-fainting followed by muscle weakness & general dizziness. dx'd w/chiari malformation t1 ~7 years ago; usually asymptomatic. related?

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Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 26 years experience
Likely: Chiari malformation is a condition where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. In type i headaches associated with sudden coughing, sneezing, straining. Near fainting / dizziness also common.
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