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What can cause dizziness and lightheadedness and chest pains but EKG is fine as well as blood pressure? Have totally passed out and couldn't see

What can cause dizziness and lightheadedness and chest pains but EKG is fine as well as blood pressure? Have totally passed out and couldn't see

Arrythmia/Valve: This could be an intermittent dysrythmia/arrythmia and could also be a heart valve issue (less likley). It could also be dehydration, anxiety and some other more obscure diagnosis. Get over to your doctor or emergency room and get checked out. If this occurs again, go to the er or call 911. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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Can depression cause dizziness and lightheadedness aa wwll as passing out and chest pains?

Can depression cause dizziness and lightheadedness aa wwll as passing out and chest pains?

Depression: Depression can be associated with physical symptoms such as dizziness and lightheadedness. However, chest pains and passing out could be due to more serious causes such as heart problems. Therefore, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Depression can increase the risk of a heart attack in those with heart disease. ...Read more

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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dizziness and lightheadedness, what could be the cause?

Dizziness and lightheadedness, what could be the cause?

Not enough info: Need more information to figure this out. What makes it better or worse ? Have you seen a doctor about this yet? ...Read more

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What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

Vomiting: Vertigo is the sensation of movement when you are not moving. For most people this causes nausea and vomiting. The sensation comes from ear and brain centers that are designed for balance and orientation. When they are off kilter we sense movement and get very disoriented. The cause may be quite complex. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can a drop in sugar cause dizziness, naseua, lightheadedness and no balance and what can I eat to help?

Can a drop in sugar cause dizziness, naseua, lightheadedness and no balance and what can I eat to help?

Yes: Dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, and feeling off-balance can all be symptoms of low blood sugar. Try drinking a glass of milk or juice and see if the symptoms go away. If you have a blood glucose monitor at home, always check your blood sugar if you are having these symptoms. If they persist after a snack, a physician can evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Can eating one meal a day cause weakness or dizziness/lightheadedness?

Can eating one meal a day cause weakness or dizziness/lightheadedness?

Expected: Human is not made to eat just one meal a day and thus you are subjecting yourself to bouts of hypoglycemia when without food for a long time , thus the weakness and dizziness you need to eat at least 3 meals a day. They need not be large, just enough to cover your energy need. ...Read more

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Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more