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Can a large thyroid nodule cause dizzy spells?

Can a large thyroid nodule cause dizzy spells?

Unlikely if only one: It can cause dizziness only if it compresses the blood vessels around your neck and since you only have one large nodule, it is unlikely to cause compression of blood vessels on both side of your neck. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe. Can this cause dizziness and choking?

I have been diagnosed with one 7mm cyst on my right lobe of the thyroid gland and one of 9mm on the left lobe.  Can this cause dizziness and choking?

No: Small thyroid nodules and cysts are common in the general population, especially women over age 40. These cysts usually have no clinical significance, and are too small to cause any symptoms. A 9mm cyst is the size of a pea. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will neck or jaw problems cause dizzy spells?

Need doctor's help! will neck or jaw problems cause dizzy spells?

TMJ?: You should start out with a full exam by your local medical doctor, then if indicated, consult a maxofacial surgeon or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Extreme muscle fatigue, dizzy spells and tachycardia and general body pain. 25mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Dr says its thyroid. I'm so desperate for your help.

Extreme muscle fatigue, dizzy spells and tachycardia and general body pain. 25mcg of synthroid (thyroxine). Dr says its  thyroid. I'm so desperate for your help.

Thyroid: Fatigue, tachycardia, dizziness could be signs of higher medication dose. Check with endocrinologist for your thyroid testing and evaluation for dysautonomia. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my head keep going numb? I have no neck problems that I no if. This has been happening since I have birth 1yr with dizzy spells

Why does the back of my head keep going numb? I have no neck problems that I no if. This has been happening since I have birth 1yr with dizzy spells

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003025.htm ...Read more

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What to do if i injured a nerve or something in my neck & am getting dizzy spells -- is this dangerous?

What to do if i injured a nerve or something in my neck & am getting dizzy spells -- is this dangerous?

UNKNOWN CAUSE: It doesn't seem all that likely that a nerve in the neck is the source of dizziness. Getting up suddenly can do it ordinarily. But you haven't described the dizziness well enough to zero in on it. See your dr and get a diagnosis. Then you'll be in a position to fix the problem. ...Read more

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I have been having dizzy spells and my head feel real heavy and my neck is tight?

I have been having dizzy spells and my head feel real heavy and my neck is tight?

Dizziness again: My least favorite symptom is dizziness because it is a vague non-medical term meaning many different things to different people. Head heaviness and neck tightness however are not vague--they are common symptoms usually due to either a muscular problem (including stress) or structural problems of the spine. Try simple stretches of the neck etc, if this doesn't work out in a week, get it checked. ...Read more

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Why would the back if my head/neck keep going numb with dizzy spells no accidents or conditions that I no. Doctor says it doesn't sound bad. ?

Why would the back if my head/neck keep going numb  with dizzy spells no accidents or conditions that I no. Doctor says it doesn't sound bad. ?

Chiari malformation: Chiari I malformation is when the brain and skull are not compatible in size and can generate this -- have a brain MRI without contrast doen to be sure. ...Read more

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Found a big lump below the right ear on the neck. Really tired, and getting sudden dizzy spells. Any ideas?

Found a big lump below the right ear on the neck.  Really tired, and getting sudden dizzy spells.  Any ideas?

Lymphadenopathy: What you are describing sounds like "lymphadenopathy", which means your lymph gland is likely swollen. If this correlates with the new onset of tiredness and dizzy spells it is best to see your primary care physician for further evaluation. Commonly, lymphadenopathy is a nonspecific reaction to a viral illness but rarely can be indicative of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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What conditions involve dizziness, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since i was 3 i get severe dizzy spells?

What conditions involve dizziness,  headaches, stiff neck, shoulder pain and nausea, fatigue had this since i was 3 i get severe dizzy spells?

See below: Your numerous symptoms could be attributed to a myriad of conditions. Without a comprehensive history and physical exam it would be difficult to offer you a diagnosis. The reassuring thing is that your condition is likely not a fatal condition since it has been present since age 3. A dysautonomia is most likely. Tilt table testing can help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doc says my dizzy spells could be COPD but its generalized in my neck and head! Tingling in both and like fuzzy vision heat intolerance any suggestion?

Doc says my dizzy spells could be COPD but its generalized in my neck and head! Tingling in both and like fuzzy vision heat intolerance any suggestion?

Headaches at all?: Do you have bad headaches at all in conjunction or aside from these "dizzy spells?" I think it is possible for your symptoms to be at least contributed to by COPD. Is stopping the cigarettes not an option? I think that should be seriously considered in order to help take just a little more complexity off the table for this problem. Normal thyroid? ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more