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A 49-year-old female asked:

i have been suffering with dizzy/lightheadness; passing out for almost 9 years now, nobody can figure it out. what do i do or where can i go?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you, which may include a referral.

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How come I get dizzy and feel like passing out when I wake up?

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What is causing me to have this feeling of passing out/becoming very dizzy?

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can kerosene fumes cause dizziness and passing out?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Sure can: Any fumes in excess of the needed oxygen content you are required to take into your lungs can cause dizziness and if severe enough or prolonged enough can cause a person to pass out. This is simply based upon the brain not receiving enough oxygenated blood to maintain function. Need to have good ventilation in closed spaces when burning kerosene or simply leave the area till you recover.
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Provided original answer
Glad it helped you Monkey. Be well.
Jan 12, 2014
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Why do I get dizzy when smoking cigarettes? I've been smoking a long time and this just started! i've even passed out from it.

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Clogged arteries: Toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can clog arteries (atherosclerosis). Nicotine can further narrow the arteries by causing muscle around the arteries to go in to spasm. If it affects the arteries supplying blood to the brain, one can experience these symptoms. Stop smoking and seek medical help.
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There are a few things to help you quit smoking. Talk to your doc.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Is mastoid disorder cause fatigue & passing out & extremely dizziness?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Mastoiditis: It really depends. You have not given enough detail about your mastoid disorder. If you had a chronic infected mastoid, it is possible that it could cause some inner ear disturbance. However, this is a condition that needs a careful ear exam and possibly imaging with a CT scan. See an ENT doctor.

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