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Can lightheadedness and costochondritis be associated? I have been diagnosed with costochondritus for about one year and this seems to be a new sympt.

Can lightheadedness and costochondritis be associated? I have been diagnosed with costochondritus for about one year and this seems to be a new sympt.

No: Costochondritis is an inflammatory condition at the junction of the bone and cartilage portions of the rib and is characterized by pain and tenderness, but it really would have no association with lightheadedness. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question.

Dr. Christopher Piller
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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. I cant get out of bed at mornings because I feel some heaviness in my body. What can cause this?

I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. I cant get out of bed at mornings because I feel some heaviness in my body. What can cause this?

Unknown: It sounds as if you are not feeling well at all. Unfortunately it is impossible to know what the cause is without further information. It sounds like you are feeling poorly enough to need a genuine medical exam. Please see a medical provider soon! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

Infection: It is possible that you have an ear or sinus infection causing those symptoms - see your doctor to find out.

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What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

A brain tumor...: ...For one. But most of the time, such symptoms are due to something common, such as a cold or flu. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor and make sure it is not something serious.

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I've been having headache about for a year. Also lightheadedness. What causes this?

I've been having headache about for a year. Also lightheadedness. What causes this?

Not ok: This is not ok. While there are many possible causes, it will take a clever physician to determine the reason for your headaches. I am sure your PCP is clever and recommend you see him/her.

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What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

SUNCT?: Ice pick or SUNCT headaches can be like this- they may be very painful and very short lasting. They can be treated well too http://www. Neurocuro. Com/sunct-headache/

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Everytime I start my cardio workout, I get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Everytime I start my cardio workout, I get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Which problem?: Are you asking about exercise intolerance or pain in the shoulder? Unless you have baseline medical problems such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophy, juvenile arthritis or some other unusual malady for a 17 year old then, I'm sure answers to your questions are very simple. You will just need a little guidance and direction as to what and how you're doing things.

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What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

May: Be nothing much. If these expected side effects go not go away, then get checked with same MD to r/o any serious infection. Again not common to have serious problems.

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Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Possible: You obviously need an examination with visual field testing by your eyecare physician. With that data doc could address your questions. Pituitary tumors require medical team approach. Not internet info.

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Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Neurologic symptoms: Its not possible to give you a meaningful response. Are you 16 or 96? were you perfectly healthy or had many different medical and psychiatric conditions 4 months ago? You have had a medical work up and we don't know the results of the other tests like blood tests. I cant think of a condition that would just appear in the evenings. It may have to do where you are at that time not the time itself.

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Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, eyes twich acasionally cause me to loose focus, mind insomnia, fatigue...What could be causing this?

Dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, eyes twich acasionally cause me to loose focus, mind insomnia, fatigue...What could be causing this?

Anxiety: Dizziness can be difficult to evaluate, vertigo is where to room is spinning, being light headed is different and usually transient. Some medical issues include anemia or thyroid problems. If you are not sleeping and having anxiety, everything is worse; do you clinch your teeth at night? If so its bruxism; panic attacks? Sertraline at 50mg, with some anxiety+sleep, Clonazepam 1mg can make big dif.

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Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated.

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What can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and headaches? I know I'm not pregnant. I missed my period last Month and I don't have any ear pain.

What can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and headaches? I know I'm not pregnant. I missed my period last Month and I don't have any ear pain.

Dizziness: If you are sexually active & missed your period make sure 1st that you are not pregnant. There are so many causes for dizziness. You need to see your Dr for evaluation & work up. Good luck

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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already.

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Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Weakness, chest pain, lightheadedness, muscle pain, chills, tingling limbs, headaches, nausea, lightheaded, rapid heartbeat on movement, palps. Cause?

Stress reaction: Your symptoms may be related to a heart issue but due to your age and unknown other medical history, this is less likely. There are also many other causes that may produce these symptoms like stress reaction or anxiety. However the latter causes are not serious, thus it is important that if these symptoms persist that you seek out medical attention to further identify the cause.

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What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: Many issues:? anemia, low or high blood sugar, pregnancy itself, hormonal fluctuations etc. The best idea is to have a thorough OB-GYN examination, .

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Had Costochondritis for a few years now, chest hurts a little. The breathing part is bad. I feel like I can't breathe. I'm lightheaded, what can I do?

Had Costochondritis for a few years now, chest hurts a little. The breathing part is bad. I feel like I can't breathe. I'm lightheaded, what can I do?

Analgesics: If it's really costochondritis, which is simply a form of arthritis, it should improve with simple analgesics. Have you tried, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve/Naprosyn) in reasonable doses? Also- heat and massage are very helpful. Have you tried a hot tub bath?

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I have lightheadedness, chills and light headache for a week now what could it be please?

I have lightheadedness, chills and light headache for a week now what could it be please?

Virus likely: These symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to a viral illness which hasn't yet localized to the throat or intestinal tract. Rest, drink adequate fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Viral infections should resolve in about a week or so but if symptoms persist longer and especially if there is accompanying fever, cough, urinary symptoms or rash, see your physician for an evaluation and tests.

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Since Tuesday just gone have had feeling a lightheadedness when I move. Had headaches too. Now I feel like room spinning.

Since Tuesday just gone have had feeling a lightheadedness when I move. Had headaches too. Now I feel like room spinning.

Contact PCP and get: Referral to ENT for further evaluation for benign vestibular neuritis, or labyrinthitis, as there are specific tests that look at your eyes while your head moves, and seeing if nystagmus is present or not, while the head is in motion. There are tiny hair cells in our inner ear that keeps us balanced, and sensitively connected to eye movements. Treatment depends on what you have. Prognosis is good!

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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