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What could one pupil being larger than the other and dizzy spells signify?

What could one pupil being larger than the other and dizzy spells signify?

Many possibilities: Pupils of unequal size could be due to irritation of the eye with different chemicals. If you are dizzy and your doctor put you on something called scopolamine patch, touching your eye can cause the pupil to widen. Generally unequal pupils should be brought to a doctors attention for a complete work up. Not to alarm you but I would try to get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


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I've been getting dizzy and feeling the room is spinning for 3 days. Have noticed tonight that one pupil is larger than the other. Any ideas please?

I've been getting dizzy and feeling the room is spinning for 3 days. Have noticed tonight that one pupil is larger than the other. Any ideas please?

See Neurologist: Your symptoms suggestive of VERTIGO, but with findings of pupils as you mentioned seems a more central cause of vertigo' May be related to neurological disorder. So see your MD and Neurologist ASAP ...Read more

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What could be the significance of one pupil being larger than the other and associated dizzy spells other than brain tumour?

What could be the significance of one pupil being larger than the other and associated dizzy spells other than brain tumour?

Anisocoria: There is a normal condition called anisocoria which is seen in 10-20% of people but the pupils are usually only a millimeter or so different. Dizziness can be caused by problems in the brain, but also inner ear disorders, as well as side effects of medications. Should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure what is going on! ...Read more

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I hit my head hard at work and have a large knot and am still dizzy and sleepy feeling 24 hours later. Also revived a black swollen eye from it.?

I hit my head hard at work and have a large knot and am still dizzy and sleepy feeling 24 hours later. Also revived a black swollen eye from it.?

Hello ER!: Those type of symptoms should not be ignored! Head injuries are a very serious problem at times- just ask hillary clinton! All joking aside, I would highly recommend having your head checked in the local er right away! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Insufficient data: It is impossible to say exactly what is going on, age, blood pressure, other symptoms or complicating comorbid conditions, medications, state of your "nerves" all matter. Give details ...Read more

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What could be wrong if one pupil is bigger than the other and I have cloudy vision and dizziness?

What could be wrong if one pupil is bigger than the other and I have cloudy vision and dizziness?

See your doctor: Dizziness can be many things. An unequal pupil and vision changes should be checked right away, usually by an eye doctor or a neurologist. Starting with your regular doctor might get you where you need to be the fastest. ...Read more

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I'm getting lightheadedness, dizziness and dilated pupils when turning my head to the right. What could this be?

I'm getting lightheadedness, dizziness and dilated pupils when turning my head to the right. What could this be?

Circulatory problem: When you turn your head there might be some degree of arterial compression which can cause these symptoms, especially with the vertebral arterial circulation at the back of the spine. You should check in with a neurologist to have this evaluated as it might progress. ...Read more

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Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

? goose egg: You likely have a local subcutaneous hematoma or bruise over the scalp, and this will resolve over the next several days. Your description otherwise is reassuring, and does not implicate any direct brain problem. ...Read more

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Pupil is blown out, recent head injury no bleeding or loss of consciousness, dizzy and disoriented, could it be treated at home?

Pupil is blown out, recent head injury no bleeding or loss of consciousness, dizzy and disoriented, could it be treated at home?

Urgent evaluation: A blown pupil following trauma could be from orbital injury, but, much more worrisome, would be something compressing on the responsible nerve in the brain, such as from brain swelling. This needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?

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

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What are some common causes of spontaneous pupil dilation and dizziness? Head MRI clean

What are some common causes of spontaneous pupil dilation and dizziness? Head MRI clean

Pupils: Pupil dilation or mydriasis can occur with anything that will cause increased sympathetic tone or adrenalin. Nerves, excitement, fright, flight are all things that will dilate the eyes. Caffeine, decongestants eye drops can all dilate the eyes. ...Read more

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Abused medications, I have dilated pupils, cold sweats trembling, and dizziness what can I do?

Abused medications, I have dilated pupils, cold sweats trembling, and dizziness what can I do?

Go directly to hosp: You may be toxic, you maybe withdrawing, but regardless, you need immediate medical attention. Head for emergency dept NOW, get evaluated and treated. Once stabilized, enter a rehab program. You do NOT NEED TO SELF DESTRUCT. Act now and save your future. ...Read more

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Blurred vision, redness, dilated pupils, and dizziness are my symptoms, what could this possibly be?

Blurred vision, redness, dilated pupils, and dizziness are my symptoms, what could this possibly be?

OTC meds?: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will do this (any anticholinergic medicine can do this) Eye conditions like gluacoma can cause this. The vision is often blurred if the pupils are dilated. Excessive stimulants can do this (caffeine). If you find yourself making frequent trips to the refrigerator as well, check to see if someone is spiking your Ovaltine with marijuana. Otherwise go see the eye doctor ...Read more

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17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

Must be evaluated: By a professional not by you, to make sure no intracranial injury, will need tests for this, take her to your nearest ER ...Read more

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Having dizziness, blurry vision and constant head pressure for more than a year. Now, my pupils are dilated. Is this normal?

Having dizziness, blurry vision and constant head pressure for more than a year. Now, my pupils are dilated. Is this normal?

See a doc: The symptoms you describe above warrant a visit to your doctor. It is possibly that blurry vision may be causing headaches. The solution may be as simple as a pair of glasses. ...Read more

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When I don't wear my eye glasses where suddenly things I normally can see (up close) becomes blurry and my pupils dilate and I get dizzy.?

When I don't wear my eye glasses where suddenly things I normally can see (up close) becomes blurry and my pupils dilate and I get dizzy.?

It's your refractive: Error and that's why glasses correct your vision to make up this difference. Without glasses, you may end up with eye strain, headache, dizziness and need to rest. So wear your glasses! ...Read more

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Migraine with new symptom of pupil in right eye completely dilated. Feel weird right now, kinda tired and dizzy....Is the thing with the pupil normal?

Migraine with new symptom of pupil in right eye completely dilated. Feel weird right now, kinda tired and dizzy....Is the thing with the pupil normal?

Not at all: The dilated pupil may be due to compression of cranial nerve iii, by a structural problem at the base of the brain, and needs immediate attention. Please get this evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Unequal pupils r>l, both reactive, intermittent r eye pain and r sided headaches up to 3months. Noncontrast CT normal. Dizziness past few days. Tumor?

Unequal pupils r>l, both reactive, intermittent r eye pain and r sided headaches up to 3months. Noncontrast CT normal. Dizziness past few days. Tumor?

Neurologist, MRI: First, don't panic. Uneven pupils, aka anisocoria, are often due to a benign condition like migraines which would also explain the eye pain and headaches. However, more serious causes like multiple sclerosis and brain tumors are possible. You should see a neurologist who will likely order an MRI of the brain as part of a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Help, I have horrible dizzy spells sometimes after standing. Asymmetric pupil dilation, fuzzyness, odd sound in ears like ringing. Doctors found nothing. PTSD was mentioned?

Help, I have horrible dizzy spells sometimes after standing. Asymmetric pupil dilation, fuzzyness, odd sound in ears like ringing. Doctors found nothing. PTSD was mentioned?

See below: Your symptoms that you mentioned don't sound like PTSD unless there are others that haven't been mentioned. It sounds like more of a problem with your nervous system involving your brainstem, cranial nerves or inner ear. You should see your doctor again. A head CT would help to determine if you have a tumor, infection, stroke or other bleeding in these areas. Please go back soon. ...Read more

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Took 30 mg Adderall & Zofran (ondansetron) ODT 8 mg. Resting heart rate between 100-125bpm. Breathing heavy, pupils dilated, dizzy, some tremors. Is this normal?

Took 30 mg Adderall & Zofran (ondansetron) ODT 8 mg. Resting heart rate between 100-125bpm. Breathing heavy, pupils dilated, dizzy, some tremors. Is this normal?

Sounds: Like a pretty classic side effect profile of Adderall!!!

Discuss with your Prescribing Physician!

Meantime try taking after a meal!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Dizziness, loss of balance, dilating pupils, feeling anxious, mood swings, arms feel weak, doc says its migraine? What else could this be? Frustrated

Dizziness, loss of balance, dilating pupils, feeling anxious, mood swings, arms feel weak, doc says its migraine? What else could this be? Frustrated

Possibly migraine: This could be possibly a migraine or migraine variant. Do you get associated headaches? How long do the symptoms last. I would recommend second opinion if you are not comfortable with your first assessment. Could be hormone related (not just female / male hormones) or possibly tumor (I doubt it though). ...Read more

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What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

Dehydration: More frequently than not eye pressure is related to dryness or sinus pressure. Both of which are also causes for dizziness. Suggest taking more fluids daily and if inadequate response, you need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this persists, see your family doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache and dizziness. Because of eye?

Not enough informati: Why do you think it is your eye, many causes for headache n dizziness not all related to eye. Some issues may be sinus, allergy, perhaps migraine, medications or blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

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