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A 17-year-old male asked:

What would cause a short spur of complete disorientation/ dizzy spell. it lasts less than 2 seconds and doesn't happen much, but when it does?

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Dr. Joe Turnbow
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Petit mal seizure: This could be a form of epilepsy called petit mal seizures. Assuming you are not using illicit drugs or too much alcohol you should see a neurologist and probably have a brain wave test (electroencephalogram).
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Fleeting: In my experience symptoms that are serious always last more than two seconds. However if you still have concerns, I feel that a neurologist would be a good choice to evaluate and advise you.

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Last updated Oct 10, 2016

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