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What are the causes of dizziness after a hit to the head and will it go away?

What are the causes of dizziness after a hit to the head and will it go away?

Concussion: You can develop a labyrinthine (inner ear) concussion from a blow to the head causing dizziness for several weeks. It usually spontaneously recovers over time ...Read more

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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My head swells in places that i have been hit before years ago now its swelling worse and causes headach and dizziness plus blurred vision .

My head swells in places that i have been hit before years ago now its swelling worse and causes headach and dizziness plus blurred vision .

Get seen soon!: If these symptoms just started, or are getting worse, go to an ER. If they have been happening over a couple of weeks and are not getting worse, get seen in the next few days. It's hard to say what's going on. Your symptoms may not be related to your injury but to something new. Either way you need prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old got out the shower, she got real dizzy & hit her head but not hard cause I grabbed her. She got real pale. Her sugar was 111?

My 8 yr old got out the shower, she got real dizzy & hit her head but not hard cause I grabbed her. She got real pale. Her sugar was 111?

Evaluation needed: People just don't faint or have syncope for no reason. The simplest one is vasovagal but that still has to be determined. There are rhythm abnormalities that can run in families or de novo. It is best to see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Need i be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Need i be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Yes: Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. It sounds like you have suffered a concussion and need to not exert yourself until symptoms are 100% resolved. See the cdc website for more info: http://j. Mp/12m6hk4. ...Read more

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Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Garbled: Sorry, but your post is very difficult to understand. It appears that you are making three separate statements: 1) Mororbike, 2) get dizzy, and 3) lump abreast your breast; each of which is unrelated to the other two. However, to be certain, you should repost your question with assistance from a native speaker of English. ...Read more

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I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion?and can it make me dumber

I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion?and can it make me dumber

Head injury: What you are describing is a head injury, not a brain injury (concussion) You have local pain and swelling which is likely due to fluid under the muscles of the scalp. This type of injury cannot make you dumber. ...Read more

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Home remedy for ringing in ears and dizziness after passing out and hitting head?

Home remedy for ringing in ears and dizziness after passing out and hitting head?

Likely concussion: The tinnitus and dizziness could be from a concussion especially if it is not localized to one ear. Concussion symptoms will improve over time. If it is one ear then you might have labyrinthine concussion where the force delivered to the temporal bone that houses the ear causes hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. See ENT if just one side. More importantly is why u passed out. Discuss with pcp. ...Read more

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Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should i be worried its due to hitting head?

Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should i be worried its due to hitting head?

Unlikely: Usually a concussion is when you lose consciousness. However, you still may have had that in the dizziness may be part of that. But the plugged ear suggest an inner your problem. You can confirm the issue with your physician and see what the advice is ...Read more

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Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Why did u faint?: First thing is to find out why you fainted. Your symptoms may be related to the underlying problem rather than the fall . A neurologist should see you for a full eval. A holter echo and tilt table test may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I hit my head now I feel dizzy what is it?

I hit my head now I feel dizzy what is it?

Merits evaluation.: Any blow to the head resulting in residual symptoms merits an early evaluation. One should see a doctor without delay for an assessment of mental status and neurologic signs and symptoms including pupils for inequality of size and any hint of cerebral bleeding. Persons on Aspirin are especially at risk of bleeding. A ct brain scan can exclude a bleed. ...Read more

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Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Indirectly: If the cut results in sudden loss of blood it can. Severe associated pain may cause an autonomic reaction resulting in dizziness. If a person is of an emotional, anxious nature dizziness may be a common reaction pattern. ...Read more

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My head spins repeatedly in a day but there is no exact time of its occurance and there is feeling of dizziness in me. So what might have caused this?

My head spins repeatedly in a day but there is no exact time of its occurance and there is feeling of dizziness in me. So what might have caused this?

Positional vertigo?: Often people who describe things like this have barany's positional vertigo. If your personal physician isn't able to make the call for certain, any neurologist can. Definitely get seen. ...Read more

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Dizziness and light-headed, what can cause this?

Too many to list: The causes are way too many to even begin to list. See a doctor and have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

Seek medical care: Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, ongoing confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness or loss of balance. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness feelin light-headed and. Lack of energy on occasions?

What causes dizziness feelin light-headed and. Lack of energy on occasions?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm getting dizzy when I turn my head to the left. Causes?

I'm getting dizzy when I turn my head to the left. Causes?

BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one possibility. Often patients find that feels like room spins when they roll over in one direction in bed. These are brief dizziness attacks due to otoliths (stones) in ear that are out of place. It is treatable and can be treated using exercises called the Epley maneuver that you can find online and do. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I recently had a popping sensation in my head followed by intense dizziness. What might be the cause for it?

Otolithic?: The noise could be from dislodgement of an otolith, a calcified part of the inner ear which when it stimulates inner ear nerves can cause vertigo. See your ENT doctor for evaluation, even though a single episode is rarely indicative of serious disease. ...Read more

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What would cause one to feel dizzy, the whole place is spinning. This happens if I holds my head down or turns it?

What would cause one to feel dizzy, the whole place is spinning. This happens if I holds my head down or turns it?

BPPV: Sensation of spinning which is related to movement of head and resolves shortly after cessation of movement is usually benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. If there are other associated signs or symptoms such as hearing loss or change, pain in ear or persistence of symptoms, one should be evaluated. See treatment of bppv on-line. ...Read more

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What can cause a "bell like ringing/vibrations" in my head. Not painful, not dizzy but not pleasant at all either.?

What can cause a "bell like ringing/vibrations" in my head.  Not painful, not dizzy but not pleasant at all either.?

Many causes: There are many causes to your symptom of tinnitus. You should see your doctor to get an evaluation and potential he either a hearing test or consultation with a specialist. ...Read more

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My girlfriend recently fell and hit her head and is showing dizziness and says she is drousy. How long before I can let her sleep?

My girlfriend recently fell and hit her head and is showing dizziness and says she is drousy. How long before I can let her sleep?

Head Injury: If the injury is more than 24 hours past you can let her sleep. If not the following is the best advice: if she is throwing up she needs to get to the er. If she is not throwing up you can let her sleep, but please wake her up every two or so hours to make sure she is able to be roused awake. After 24 hours the worry lessens. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness when your head lowers eg when bend down to pick something up rather than the usual low BP from sit to stand?

What can cause dizziness when your head lowers eg when bend down to pick something up rather than the usual low BP from sit to stand?

Peripheral vertigo?: A feeling of dizziness may mean a lot of things. Do you feel movement?

Peripheral vertigo causes us to feel movement in excess relative to our movements. It is common with bending over and picking something up. It may improve with sitting or lying still. It also gets worse with turning the head sometimes.

Sometimes other causes could be involved- low blood count, dehydration are examples 2 ...Read more