A female asked:

I was diagnosed with pneumonia and have been really sick since last week. everytime i cough i get instantly dizzy. is this normal?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Vertigo: This may be due to involvement of the middle ear (semicircular canals), to decrease in oxygen to brain, to neurological involvement by organisms like Mycoplasma, or to other factors. Recommend strongly that you go back and see the doctor again ASAP.
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