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Dr. David Astrachan
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Call the surgeon: One should be feeling relatively well 4 days after lap chole. Rash can represent an allergic reaction to any medication, to tape if tape was applied etc if around incisions then an infection needs to be ruled out. Dizziness and fatigue can represent dehydration , medication side effect or even may point to a bigger problem like leak etc. plz reach out to your surgeon/ hospital sooner ...Read more

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I've been having gallbladder attacks lately, and they keep getting worse (i.E. Vomitting, dizziness, chills). Is there anything i can do to prevent them?

I've been having gallbladder attacks lately, and they keep getting worse (i.E. Vomitting, dizziness, chills). Is there anything i can do to prevent them?

See a surgeon: If in fact your symptoms are related to your gall bladder it probably needs to be removed. The question is obviously whether the gall bladder is the source of these problems. A good diagnostician should be able to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil as well?

Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil as well?

It should be okay: It's best to check with your surgeon, but Advil should be fine and can help with pain without making you dizzy. It also will not cause constipation like hydrocodone. You can start with 2 pills every 6-8 hours and see if it helps. If you need to, you can take 3 pills every 8 hours. Make sure to take Advil with food. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more

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