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What Can Cause Nausea And Dizziness
Depends:: You want to HAVE dizziness & nausea or NOT have dizziness & nausea? Sorry, that was irresistible. The dizziness and vomiting centers are located in the brainstem. They respond to a wide variety of stimuli in the body e.g. gastroenteritis, in the brain e.g. migraines or rotational movement or vestibular mismatch, & systemically e.g. cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more
Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation! ...Read more
Probably migraine: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headaches, and they are often associated with nausea/vomiting. Otc pain meds can contribute to rebound/medication overuse headache, which causes the headaches to actually worsen in the long run. You should see a neurologist who can get you on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute agent (i.e. Triptan i.e. Imitrex) for the pain. ...Read more
Possibly: Rhinitis is a non-specific term describing irritation of the nasal passages. It can originate from many different sources including allergic, irritant and infectious. Those agents can cause body responses like dizziness or nausea to a variable degree so depending on the agent any or all symptoms could occur together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Sometimes stomach discomfort can cause what is known as a vagal response, which while not dangerous, can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. The greatest concern would be if the heart burn was related to blood loss, which could also cause dizziness. A great many things not related to the digestive tract can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
Not commonly: Any medication can cause a varying array of side effects to any patient. Although its not a common side effect ,doesn't mean its not the drug causing you a problem. The easiest thing to do is have your doctor change the medication to another and see if things resolve. If they don't a work up for why you have these issues should be performed. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Nonspecific symptoms. Many things. See MD.Get a more detailed answer ›
Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more
Many things: 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
What is dizziness?: Dizziness is a non-medical term, which is vague & non-diagnostic because it means many different things. Common meanings such as lightheadedness, floating, near-fainting, spinning are well-known but there at least 50 other descriptions of this non-descript word. What is your "dizziness"? Define it better to get a better answer. ...Read more
Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stroke: Perhaps you mean "aphasia", an impairment of language ability? Someone who's had a stroke, who has a brain tumor, or even CNS infection may show confusion and aphasia. There are several types of aphasia -- such as expressive, where the person understands what's said but cannot articulate; and receptive, where nothing is understood. Selective impairments of reading or writing can happen too. ...Read more
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