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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Seeing Zigzag Lines

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The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

Zigzag lines: Zigzag lines that last a few minutes often followed by a headache may be due to migraine but anytime you have new symptoms they should be checked out by a doctor to insure they don't indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Fortification lines: This is actually one of the classically described migraine auras, referred to as "fortification spectra." use these visual symptoms as a cue to take your abortive medications, and you may be able to eliminate the headache that follows. ...Read more

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Im seeing floating black specks what causes this?

Im seeing floating black specks what causes this?

May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes you to see bright lights when you have migraines?

What causes you to see bright lights when you have migraines?

Aura: The bright lights or "scintillating scotomata" are due to dysfunction over the occipital lobe of the brain, and a response to the emerging neurochemical changes which proceed from back of brain forwards, eventuating in the full blown headache. ...Read more

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What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

May be infection: You may have infection, but you need to clarify your source which is what part of body. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

I just started seeing spots all of a sudden. What could cause this?

More info needed: Could be a lot of things. If they shimmer, move around and you get a headache might be migraine. If it's just one eye go get checked now particularly if the spots seem to flash. If it reminds you of a bug flying around could be a harmless "floater." i'm assuming these are spots before your eyes and not spots like a rash. ...Read more

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Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Several: High prolactin can cause a number of symptoms especially in women. The most common and notable is missed periods and infertility. There can be milk or breast discharge and if due to a large tumor in the pituitary headaches, decreased libido or loss of peripheral vision. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to see small, bright dots of light in their field of vision?

What could cause someone to see small, bright dots of light in their field of vision?

May be serious: Bright dots are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing bright dots, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more