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I have had a sore neck, dizziness and poor appetite/sickness feeling for past 4 days. I recently took a long Hall flight. Could this be a cause?

I have had a sore neck, dizziness and poor appetite/sickness feeling for past 4 days. I recently took a long Hall flight. Could this be a cause?

Sick: Certainly you could have gotten a viral infection while traveling. Make sure you are drinking adequate fluids.
If no better in another day or two, I would see your primary care physician or go to an urgent care facility.
I don't think at this time you need to go to the emergency department, unless the symptoms get worse or you develop other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Have headaches everyday and a sore neck. Feels right and makes me dizzy at times?

Have headaches everyday and a sore neck. Feels right and makes me dizzy at times?

Headache: Considering the symptoms you describe, there are a few potential explanations for your headache, which include tension headache, migraine, or infection such as sinusitis. iTry taking Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if safe for you) for relief. If it persists (especially the dizziness) or this still concerns you, you should see your doctor for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side. Can't turn neck, no injury.

Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side. Can't turn neck, no injury.

Neck problems: Check if there is any fever, sore throat, or headaches.strep throat can do this. Also check if there is any medications. Check for injuries. ...Read more

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I have dizzy headache and sore neck after a hit to the head. Should I be worried?

I have dizzy headache and sore neck after a hit to the head. Should I be worried?

Not worried: Just cautious. If the headache continuously worsens or your visious starts to blurr or you start vomiting or your mentation changes or you balance then you should go to the er. Meanwhile put ice on the hit to the head. Aoou can take whatever you have at home for the headache and that would be fine too. ...Read more

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I have sore neck, dizziness mainly when standing, fatigue, and occasionaly very light pain in my head ?

I have sore neck, dizziness mainly when standing, fatigue, and occasionaly very light pain in my head ?

Need an exam: There are multiple causes for each of your symptoms and it's quite possible they are not all related to the same problem. Dizziness on standing can be a sign of low blood pressure, among other causes. You won't find the answer to your symptoms on the internet. If concerned you need to see your physician, discuss your symptoms with he or she, have your BP checked sitting and standing etc. Etc. ...Read more

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I have a sore neck and everytime I turn my head, my vision goes funny. It feels like my brain moves and I get dizzy and nauseous. What should I do?

I have a sore neck and everytime I turn my head, my vision goes funny. It feels like my brain moves and I get dizzy and nauseous. What should I do?

Dissection?: I would recommend seeing your doctor soon. Not enough info or exam to tell, but could be a vertebral dissection or narrowing of a blood vessel in back of head. Special imaging is needed to look for this, and complications can be devastating if gone undiagnosed, . ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness worsened by being upright), light sensitivity, sensitivity behind ear radiating to jaw, anxiety. Sore neck and back?

Fatigue, dizziness worsened by being upright), light sensitivity, sensitivity behind ear radiating to jaw, anxiety. Sore neck and back?

There can be many: Causes Dizziness is a common symptom in neurology and has lots of different causes

There are lots of different causes of dizziness - migraine, middle ear problems (vestibular disorders - like BPPV or labyrinthitis)- and drug side effects are all common ones. Medications can also causes these symptoms as well. Schedule an appointment with a primary care physician, ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMD can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and TMJ. Earache, tinnitus, headache, toothache, neck pain and clicks are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Grandma 190bp stabilise @ 160 today, complain of persistent neck ache. Dizziness gone after medication. What to do?

Grandma 190bp stabilise @ 160 today, complain of persistent neck ache. Dizziness gone after medication. What to do?

Be concerned: I would be worried about carotid dissection from increased blood pressure. This is an emergency and must be evaluated immediately. Go to er. ...Read more

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Headache, backof neck ache, lo bac ache, an left leg aches an off balance, dizzy ears ring what's wrong?

Several things.: Dizziness, ringing ears, vertigo, and balance issues seem to be related and you should seek an ENT for eval. Neck pain w/ HA, and low back pain, most often, is triggered by underlying arthritic changes of the spinal joints and can have secondary muscular features including spasm and headaches. Talk to your doc about treatment options or seek pain management. ...Read more

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I have bein diagnosed with straightening of the neck. Can this cause sore scalp and dizziness?

I have bein diagnosed with straightening of the neck. Can this cause sore scalp and dizziness?

Neck Straightening: Several conditions, from congenital disorders to poor posture, may cause the head to move out of its natural position. With torticollis, or wry neck, the muscles on one side of the head spasm, causing the head to twist to one side. With kyphosis, the muscles on the front of the neck pull the head forward. In many cases, these conditions may be corrected with surgery, but exercises can also help. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

URTI: You are ill and may have strep, other bacterial/viral infection, mycoplasma, retropharyngeal abscess and /obronchitis/pneumonia. Would seek medical attention soon. The stiff neck is concerning, is it just the sides of your shoulders or do you have difficult bending your neck forward? Do you have sensitivity to light? Nausea? headache? if so it is a medical emergency and go to the ER immediately ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Can a pinch nerve in the neck or crown of skull cause dizziness? Strained neck heard a pop doesn't hurt but very annoying. Lower back of head tender.

Pinched Nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause temporary and limited episodes of dizziness but it shouldn't necessarily persist as long periods of dizziness. There might be something else going on if that is the case, including a diskmpronlem with nerve or vascualr compromise. If the dizziness doesn't clear expeditiously, I would make an appointment to see a neurologist and have it thoroughly checked out. ...Read more

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Please everyday sore throat long time now causeing dizziness weakness nausea?

Please everyday sore throat long time now causeing dizziness weakness nausea?

See your PCP: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. You may have symptoms consistent with influenza and may require supportive care and guidance. You should also keep well hydrated. ...Read more

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Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded, dizzy. Lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Under right jaw I have lump. When I look to the right downward, and turn head upright I feel lightheaded, dizzy. Lymph under arm and neck tender, causes?

Lump a concern: I suspect the lump and the dizziness are unrelated. The combined movements of your head which you describe might make anybody dizzy by slightly compromising the blood flow in your neck. This is not particularly concerning. However, lumps need attention and if it persists for a week or so, along with the tenderness, see your doctor for evaluation, especially if it seems to be enlarging. Good wishes ...Read more

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Please I have everday sore throat causing nausea dizziness weakness was at the doctor no tests are done what can cause it?

Please I have everday sore throat causing nausea dizziness weakness was at the doctor no tests are done what can cause it?

History: Start with a good history. For example do you drink alcohol or smoke? Any recent illnesses? Do you snore when sleeping? Start with a good history. Then you need your exam. If nothing is obvious here perhaps some bloid work to look for infectious process then perhaps scoping. Go back to doctor ...Read more

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Postnasal drip for awhile. Now its causing choking during the night. This week I now have sore throat dull head pain & dizziness. All related? Cause?

Postnasal drip for awhile. Now its causing choking during the night. This week I now have sore throat dull head pain & dizziness. All related? Cause?

Sinus infection: The head pain and dizziness suggest more than a typical upper respiratory infection. The post nasal drip could be draining from the sinuses as well. You might benefit from nasal saline rinses, a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase from a physician, and possible an antibiotic course. I'd talk to your physician about all of the above. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a yellow tongue, dizziness, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, and weakness/fatigue?

What is the cause of a yellow tongue, dizziness, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, and weakness/fatigue?

How long?: It depends on how long you have been sick! If this is 10 days or less it sounds like strep throat or another acute infection. A yellowish or whitish coated tongue can occur with strep. It is crucial that you get seen to rule out strep because untreated streptococcal infections can lead to rheumatic heart disease. So get thee to a doc ASAP! If you have had this a long time ask again w/details ...Read more

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Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Certainly: You should consider seeing a health care provider who can look inside your ear and make certain you don't have a residual bacterial infection that would be improved with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I recently went to the doc cause I had side, back, and stomach pain so they told me it was inflammation. But now I have a sore throat earache dizziness and headaches?

I recently went to the doc cause I had side, back, and stomach pain so they told me it was inflammation. But now I have a sore throat earache dizziness and headaches?

Pain: The spectrum of pain you describe can either be due to acid peptic disease sucj as gastritis or ulcer or it may be associated with pancreatitis. You need to see your doctor and have an amylase and lipase done and ultrasound of the upper abdomen. Further testing may be needed ...Read more

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Frequent coughing. Coughing up yellow/green mucus. Sore throat. Lightheaded/dizzy. Frequent urination. Runny nose. What could cause this?

Frequent coughing. Coughing up yellow/green mucus. Sore throat. Lightheaded/dizzy. Frequent urination. Runny nose. What could cause this?

Infection: You have symptoms of infection. Treat with rest, fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are not better, be assessed by your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have swollen painful lymph nodes on one side of my neck, a headache, a fever, a sore neck, dizziness, shortness of breath this has come on in 24 hrs?

I have swollen painful lymph nodes on one side of my neck, a headache, a fever, a sore neck, dizziness, shortness of breath this has come on in 24 hrs?

Infection: You sound like you have an infection, possibly bacterial or viral, or both. The shortness of breath is the worrisome thing in your description. You should see a doctor very soon. ...Read more