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Causes Of Unequal Pupils
What would cause unequal pupils in a patient that has been in a medically induced coma for over a week?
Depends: It is important to know if this had been true prior to the illness onset. If not present prior the possibility is high the pt has had some intracranial catastrophe such as brain bleed. The unequal pupils suggest a bleed or other intracranial event. Need to speak to the neurologist. If not under the care of neuro get a consult. ...Read more
What can cause unequal pupil size?it is not very much bigger than the other one and it contracts fast to light. And should I worry?
Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?
Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?
Emergency: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but, signs of a life-threatening amount of pressure in the head (tumor/bleeding/mass as possible causes) would include drowsiness, change in pupils, change in mood/alertness. and sometimes other neurological symptoms incluing balance/dizziness or weakness or seizures. ...Read more
Anisocoria: is a condition of unequal pupil sizes. Affecting 20% of the population, it can be an entirely harmless condition or a symptom of more serious medical problems. Have it checked out. If it is harmless, just ignore it. If there is an underlying medical problem, then that is what needs to be treated. There are medicines to make a pupil larger or smaller, and the strength can be adjusted. Don't do that ...Read more
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