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Doctor insights on: Can Lupus Cause Balance Problems And Dizziness

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I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?

Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis.

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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required.

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Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Might it be possible that a bad eardrum cause balance problems or dizziness?

Dizziness: Not sure what you mean by "bad" eardrum but problems in the middle ear. .. Infections, trauma, tumors... Can cause dizziness.

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Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Likely not: Dry eyes can cause drying of the cornea. Balance is mediated by the inner ear and cerebellum...

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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue.

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Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Can being vitamin d deficient cause dizziness and balance problems? I recently had a blood test and my gp told me I was deficient (score was 15) and put me on high dose supplements for a month.

Not usually: But why not replenish this vital vitamin, as it is critical in numerous immunological and hormonal bodily functions, and deficiencies have been associated with numerous problems. Give it at least 3 months, and recheck levels at that point.

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Can a very small old infarct in white matter change to cerebellum cause balance problems, dizziness, perception problems, weak legs forgetfulness?

Can a very small old infarct in white matter change to cerebellum cause balance problems, dizziness, perception problems, weak legs forgetfulness?

No: Your symptpoms does not seem to be related to the small old infarct in the cerebellum. You need to see your physician and get evaluated.

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Can brain cancer cause these symptoms? Depression/poor memory/balance problems/dizzy/severe fatigue/body jerks/weakness/head pressure

Can brain cancer cause these symptoms? Depression/poor memory/balance problems/dizzy/severe fatigue/body jerks/weakness/head pressure

Yes: Yes it can, not specifically tho. Brain mass causes different symptoms based on where its located.

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP.

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What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

What is this? Balance problems while standing, feeling off balance or I might fall. Feeling dizzy when I turn my head. I get very sensitive sensations.

Diagnosis: Balance problems may be otologic (inner ear) or central (brain). The symptoms sound like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an inner ear disturbance caused by loose calcium carbonate stones). See an ent physician for appropriate diagnosis and therapy.

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Dizziness and balance problems, could this be a ear disorder, is this possible?

Dizziness and balance problems, could this be a ear disorder, is this possible?

Balance problems: The most common cause of dizziness and balance problems is related to the inner ear. In rare cases it can also come from issues in the brain, particularly in an area of the brain we call the cerebellum, .

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I experience brief dizziness and balance problems and occasionally some very brief sensations in my chest (non painful) that go away quickly. They are typically 2-3inches below my nipple or to the left, near my side. Rarely in the center of my chest?

I experience brief dizziness and balance problems and occasionally some very brief sensations in my chest (non painful) that go away quickly. They are typically 2-3inches below my nipple or to the left, near my side. Rarely in the center of my chest?

Not certain: It is difficult to explain your symptoms without further evaluation. This could be cardiac, arrhythmia or neurological in origin. I favor arrhythmia from your description. You need a physical examination and some simple lab testing to define the problem. Establish with a health care professional and get checked out.

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Can you help determine my symptoms? Dizziness, tremors on left side, head pain, balance problems and general body pains. Been to the doctors, no help

See a neurologist: The dizziness, imbalance, focal tremors, associated with aches and pains suggest many potential illnesses, and this needs to be diagnosed. Am perplexed why you conclude that your doctors have been of "no help", as our job is to diagnose and ease misery, not to ignore problems. In pts with many problems such as yours, might wonder about lyme disease, inflammatory issues, vasculitis, etc.

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Could you giveme some insight to some symptoms I've had recently. Lightheadedness, dizziness, balance problems, heart palps. I'm a healthy 19 yr old?

How's the BP?: These symptoms can be physical as in anemia or inner ear, cardiac, blood loss, anemia, neurological as in vasovagal, hormonal, emotional, fatigue, medications, too much caffeine, etc. Etc. Iow, see a doctor at your earliest convenience. If you are or passing out, however, go to the nearest er.

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