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Doctor insights on: Sudden Unexplained Dizziness

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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


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How can I treat unexplained dizziness and nausea?

How can I treat unexplained dizziness and nausea?

Get evaluated: If you have had a complete vertigo evaluation (exam, vng) and your ENT can't explain your problem, then you may benefit from vestibular/balance rehabilitation. This is a kind of physical therapy which re-teaches the body how to judge your position in space so that the symptoms are not as bothersome. ...Read more

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What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

What would cause unexplained dizziness followed by heavy sweating?

Vasovagal reaction: An overactive vagal nerve reflex can slow down the heart and lower the blood pressure. This usually goes away in minutes when the head is lowered down to the heart level by simply lying down. In someone with hypertension, this could be do to a reaction to your blood pressure medications. Your doctor show know about this. ...Read more

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I have regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have, what to do?

I have regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have, what to do?

See doctor: You need to see your doctor for a check up to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have?

Please help! I am having regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have?

See a trusted doctor: Unexplained weight loss and dizziness both are good reasons to be checked out. Most of the time its a fixable problem. ...Read more

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I'm getting these unexplained dizziness spells and nausea. I eat right and 3 times a day. And get enough sleep at night. Any ideas?

I'm getting these unexplained dizziness spells and nausea. I eat right and 3 times a day. And get enough sleep at night. Any ideas?

Dizziness causes: Dizziness is a rather nonspecific symptom. Have to differentiate between lightheadedness, more like faintness, or vertigo which typically has some component of movement like a spinning sensation. Can get nausea as a result of dizziness; rarely the other way around.

Recommend physician consultation to look for causes of the dizziness. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight gain, body rejecting piercings after 6-11years, more tired, dizzy every now & again, when I get headaches there very painful.?

Unexplained weight gain, body rejecting piercings after 6-11years, more tired, dizzy every now & again, when I get headaches there very painful.?

Time to see doctor: The symptoms you described are non-specific and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without further history, physical examination and may be lab studies. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

You need an evaluati: You need an evaluation because this could be part of a systemic illness. The bruising could suggest you have low platelets. You can ask your physician evaluate you for a systemic problem ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising weight loss tiredness repeated infections dizziness generally feeling not well?

Unexplained bruising weight loss tiredness repeated infections dizziness generally feeling not well?

Need eval: You need to see a dr. As soon as possible and get a good history and physical examination done, with some testing to include at the least a cbc-diff and liver function tests, to assure your condition is diagnosed properly and any treatment can start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have a lot of unexplained bruises, serious fatigue, dizziness and very pale. Been like this for 10 days, but getting worse everyday. Any ideas?

Have a lot of unexplained bruises, serious fatigue, dizziness and very pale. Been like this for 10 days, but getting worse everyday. Any ideas?

Parents?: Because of your age it is not possible to give you specific medical advice for your condition without parental consent, however, on the surface of what you are saying I do not understand why someone has not taken the initiative to get you to medical attention? If your parents or guardian have not set up an appointment for you to see a doctor then, I believe an emergency room visit is warranted. ...Read more

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I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

Need to see your MD: Implanon is implantable birth control device, containing etonogestrel, usually pretty safe, and effective. If you have bruises, you platelet count may be low, may have a reaction see your physician for evaluation and blood tests and treatment (possible removal if it is due to drug reaction). ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising all over body, fatigue, wieghtloss, headaches, loss of appitite, body aches, mild dizziness, weak legs. What going on with me?

Unexplained bruising all over body, fatigue, wieghtloss, headaches, loss of appitite, body aches, mild dizziness, weak legs. What going on with me?

Something of concern: We get questions about "a bruise" all the time...those are not this much of an issue:
Generalized bruising
Weight loss

The other symptoms are hard to characterize (body aches/weakness/mild dizzy) since very common and usually from minor things.

The degree of both of the concerning symptoms I cannot tell without an exam for your situation. But deep/bloody bruising worse but exam/tests regardles ...Read more

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Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Strange on and off blodoshot eyes with dizziness that isn't allergies. It won't go away. Lyme disease? Thyroid? Stress? Also unexplained weight loss.

Further evaluation: I would suggest a work up to include further evaluation of your asthma which is being treated with Advair. The evaluation will include a pulse oximetry test with and without exercise. These symptoms may be related to uncontrolled asthma. In addition, a TB test and CF screening test can be performed. A complete physical exam and history will determine other causes. ...Read more

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Past 3 months I've had rapidly increasin fatigue, night sweats/ chills, pains in my stomach/jointa, unexplained bruising-sores, dizziness, nausea what?

Past 3 months I've had rapidly increasin fatigue, night sweats/ chills, pains in my stomach/jointa, unexplained bruising-sores, dizziness, nausea what?

Vague but important: The symptoms could be due to anything from anxiety and depression to lymphoma/ leukemia, peptic ulcer disease or inflammatory bowel disease just to name a few. Go see your doctor and get a physical exam, a good history and some basic lab results. ...Read more

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Unexplained small bruises, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, weakness, weightloss, headaches, night sweats, occasional upper abd pain, dizziness, body hurts

Unexplained small bruises, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, weakness, weightloss, headaches, night sweats, occasional upper abd pain, dizziness, body hurts

Go and see a doctor: How long have your symptoms been present?

Since you have generalized complaints (night sweats, body ache) and multiple body systems involved (skin, GI)

The differential diagnosis is broad - autoimmune, infectious, blood disorders, cancers.

No point wasting time on online speculation.

Please go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in calf and thigh, nausea, dizziness and unexplained bruises and overall not feeling good heart rate elevated?

Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in calf and thigh, nausea, dizziness and unexplained bruises and overall not feeling good heart rate elevated?

See a doctor today: You could have a blood clot in the leg. If you are are having any shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, or your pulse is over 100 at rest - you should go to the Emergency Room now to get tested. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in leg opposite foot numb face numb nausea very low heart rate 60 dizzy and not feeling right. Unexplained bruises too

Ankle surgery 3 weeks ago pain in leg opposite foot numb face numb nausea very low heart rate 60 dizzy and not feeling right. Unexplained bruises too

Clots: There is a high possibility of clots forming in your veins post surgery. This condition is referred to as Deep Vein thrombosis. There is a high risk of clots forming in your brain or lungs as well which are medical emergencies. Please visit your nearest urgent care clinic or ER as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am feeling frequent dizziness for the past couple of weeks. Some times feeling normal, especially night time I am experiencing this more?

I am feeling frequent dizziness for the past couple of weeks. Some times feeling normal, especially night time I am experiencing this more?

Time to see doctor: You need to be evaluated. You know it is not normal to be dizzy. So get checked so you can resolve this issue ...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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Is ginger good for dizziness?

Herbal Therapy: Homeopathic ingredients such as cocculus indicus, lobelia inflata and gelsemium have proven to highly effective in relieving the symptoms of dizziness, weakness, fainting, fatigue, headaches and emotional upsets. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more

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What to do to stop dizziness?

Depends on the cause: There are too many causes of dizziness to list.
Low blood pressure, low blood sugar, anemia, dehydration, hypothyroidism, problems with ear, and on and on... They all have different treatments--see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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When is dizziness an emergency?

When is dizziness an emergency?

On dizziness: Dizziness is a common symptom caused by a number of different factors, some that are benign and some that are serious.

I would be concerned about dizziness that affected walking severely, dizziness associated with long-lasting double vision, clumsiness in one arm, or intractable vomiting. Sometimes these are signs of a problem with the brain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I relieve the dizziness?

Remedies: Provide fluids and rest to start. If not relieved make sure to provide some easy source of calories to raise blood sugar. providing a decongestant may be helpful if age appropriate and there are allergy or sinus symptoms coexisting ...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?

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