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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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I'm 37, having dizzy , hot spells occasionally, and my period comes a few days off every month recently. Am i starting perimenopause early?

I'm 37, having dizzy , hot spells occasionally, and my period comes a few days off every month recently. Am i starting perimenopause early?

See your doctor: 37 is way early to be peri-menopause, and there are other causes for your symptoms. Other hormones could be involved. Since this is recurrent, you should discuss these concerns with your doctor and have an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 32, been heavily bleeding with blood clots larger than a quarter for almost a month now. I'm weak and dizzy.is Perimenopause or do I go to er?

 I'm 32, been heavily bleeding with blood clots larger than a quarter for almost a month now. I'm weak and dizzy.is Perimenopause or do I go to er?

Maybe: Periods can go off of your normal cycle, this is most likely why you are experiencing heavy flow. You may have another irregular period before you go back to normal. If you are having more pain than a regular period or if your bleeding does not stop in a normal time please see your gynecologist. You may want to see your OB/GYN if you are dizzy every time you stand up. ...Read more

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Is dizzy spells normal for women going thru perimenopause, not sure if pregnant also starting bleeding after no period since oct 2011, pain in stomach?

Is dizzy spells normal for women going thru perimenopause, not sure if pregnant also starting bleeding after no period since oct 2011, pain in stomach?

No: Dizzy spells are not a usual symptom of perimenopause. You should be checked by your doctor, especially if there is a chance of pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy can cause internal bleeding and stomach pains that can lead to feeling faint or dizzy. It is a very serious, potentially life-threatening condition, so if your pregnancy test is positive, you should be seen in the er. ...Read more

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My periods have become irregular. Formication and vertigo. Hormone tests ok. Could it be perimenopause. What is treatment?

My periods have become irregular. Formication and vertigo. Hormone tests ok. Could it be perimenopause. What is treatment?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness?

What can cause dizziness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

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Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Don't think so: Foods themselves do not cause dizziness. If you have an abnormal release of Insulin in response to certain foods then your sugar could drop suddenly causing the sense of dizziness. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

Many causes: Difficult question. Often inner ear. Requires thorough eval because of the chronicity. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of random dizziness?

What're the common causes of random dizziness?

Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more

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Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

No: The active ingredient in every flavor of halls lozenges is menthol. I have never heard of menthol causing dizziness. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause dizziness?

Does TMJ cause dizziness?

IT CAN: A tmj/tmd issue can create ear problems and dizziness. I would first consult with an ENT dr. And let them determine if the problems stem from a specific ear ailment. You may have both TMJ and ear issues. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzy spell?

Many causes: Dizzy spells can be caused by a virus, ear disorder, drop in blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, TIA and others too numerous to include. Your doctor starts with a history and physical exam then orders tests based on the most likely causes for your particular symptoms. ...Read more

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Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus.It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction.The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause you to be so dizzy?

What can cause you to be so dizzy?

Need more informatn: First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you. The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more

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Will too much salt cause dizziness?

It may: Especially if you already have high blood pressure. The salt will only raise your blood pressure which can be dangerous for you. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Yes: Yes, because when your blood sugar is high, you can become dehydrated. High blood sugar plus dizziness means it's time to go to the er. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to get dizzy?

What can cause someone to get dizzy?

Many things: "dizziness" can be caused by low blood pressure, sinusitis, viral infection, ear infection, meniere's disease, a stroke or tia, brain tumor or other CNS process, or "idiopathic" (no discernable reason). If the symptoms are persistent or severe, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more