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What causes dizzy spells with no other symptoms? Have been getting dizzy at random times for no reason and it scares me

What causes dizzy spells with no other symptoms? Have been getting dizzy at random times for no reason and it scares me

Many things: Please define YOUR meaning of the word "dizziness" because a number of things can cause isolated vertigo vs. Lightheadedness. I see that you've had a cardiac workup which is good. I take it that it was negative? Are your thyroid levels recently checked and OK? There is also a condition known as positional vertigo which is not uncommon in young people and misdiagnosed as other things. ...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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What can cause dizzy spells?

What can cause dizzy spells?

Many causes.: Dizziness can be either vertigo (sensation of things moving) or light-headed. There are many possible causes of vertigo. These range from inner ear problems (vestibulitis, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) to vestibular migraines to problems with the brainstem (such as strokes). Light-headedness can be caused by standing up too quickly, dehydration, or low blood counts. ...Read more

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What could cause of my dizzy spells?

What could cause of my dizzy spells?

Nausea/dizziness: Many causes possible, such as Migraines, inner ear problem, motion sickness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, diabetes, early pregnancy, hyperventilation, etc.
My recommendation is to seek medical attention if symptoms severe or other symptoms are noted. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells while sitting?

What causes dizzy spells while sitting?

Many things: Dizziness can be a heart rhythm problem, dehydration, thyroid problem, or an inner ear problem. I would suggest speaking to your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells while sitting down?

What causes dizzy spells while sitting down?

Hard to say: There are many reasons for dizziness. This requires an evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of my dizzy spells?

Please tell me what can be the cause of my dizzy spells?

Dizzy?: There are 2 basic types of dizzy spells. Are you lightheaded (feeling like you'll pass out) or having vertigo (sensation that things are spinning). The causes of each type is usually different. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzy spells and make me feel off balance?

What can cause dizzy spells and make me feel off balance?

Many things: From low blood sugar, inner ear problems, TMJ problems, low blood pressure, medications and many other medical conditions.
I suggest you mak an appointment w your dr. If this persists! ...Read more

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What are the causes of mini- dizzy spells several times every day?

What are the causes of mini- dizzy spells several times every day?

Need more info: Most important questions are duration, what are you doing when it happens, are there other neurologic symptoms especially visual change, history of migraine, are there any ear symptoms. There is no physiologic process that causes dizziness of a few seconds in duration. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my dizzy spells?

Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my dizzy spells?

See your doctor: You need to be examined and blood testing. There are several possibilities so they need to be explored you also need a urine preg test and need to give avoid history as to your symptoms ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more

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What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)

What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)

Gastric plethora: If you eat a heavy meal blood rushes to the stomach causing relative cerebral anoxia and you may have reactive hypoglycemia which all can cause postprandial dizziness ...Read more

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Strange dizzy spells. I'm unsteady. The room doesn't move, it's just not right. What could cause it? There's no pain, lasts hours

Dizzy: Many things can cause dizziness, including but not limited to: Heart rhythm issues, Blood pressure issues, Dehydration, Metabolic causes such as low or high sugars, thyroid disease, underlying seizure disorders, clogged arteries in your neck, inner ear issues, etc. That being said, Statistically an inner ear issue is the most likely problem. Best to get an eval of the Dizziness. ...Read more

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I have had serious dizzy spells for quite some time, very concerned, wondering if that can be caused by too much alcohol and cigarette use daily?

I have had serious dizzy spells for quite some time, very concerned, wondering if that can be caused by too much alcohol and cigarette use daily?

Alcohol & cigs: If you've identified 2 factors that could be making you worse, you have opportunity to stop them to see if you feel better. Alcohol can definitely make you feel dizzy. Also, I suggest you see your physician for a full checkup, because alcohol and cigarettes can make additional health problems more likely. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dizzy spells and numb feet. What could be the causes?

See a neurologist: Your symptoms are probably from 2 separate causes. Long standing dizzy spells are from inner ear irritation and numb feet indicates peripheral neuropathy. See a neurologistl. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Can constipation cause dizzy spells?

Indirectly: Attempting to evacuate your bowels when constipated can cause dizziness due to the straining causing diversion of blood flow. ...Read more

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Does lamotrigine cause dizzy spells?

Possible: Most medications can cause dizziness but it should be confirmed that the spells occur only when you take the medication. You should stop the medication for about 2 weeks. If no dizzy spells occur then take the culprit drug again. If dizziness reoccurs then it is proved otherwise not. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

What could be the cause of dizzy spells with electrical like feelings in feet?

Multiple things: Panic attacks can cause dizziness and often have electrical or tingling feelings in hands or feet. Too much synthroid (thyroxine) can cause dizziness, as well. Sugar imbalance, orthostatic hypotension, anemia, and even vitamin deficiency are within the differential. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Recently found out I'm severely lactose intolerant but still have been eating some dairy. Have been getting dizzy spells, could this be the cause?

Vertigo, DM: Unfocused vision, feeling imbalanced can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, medication side effects, vertigo, tumor.
See your md to be sure there your blood counts are normal and review med side effects with you. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells and nausea and short of breathe?

What causes dizzy spells and nausea and short of breathe?

Anxiety?: My first thought would be anxiety. See your doctor about an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause dizzy spells?

Can h pylori cause dizzy spells?

Not directly: H pylori is a bacteria that causes peptic ulcer and by itself it will not cause dizzy spell if not accompanied by ulcer with its symptoms of pain and burning and sometimes bleeding sometimes may cause dizziness.But if you are just a carrier of h pylori without an ulcer, it does not cause any symptoms and no dizziness. ...Read more

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Why do I get random dizzy spells which are sometimes followed by extreme fatigue?

Why do I get random dizzy spells which are sometimes followed by extreme fatigue?

Migraine vs Vertigo: If the spells are true vertigo (a spinning sensation, not just "floating") that lasts about a minute associated with nausea and triggered by head movement, you may have a condition called bppv. This can be treated with physical therapy. Another possibility, especially given the fatigue, is a vestibular migraine. A neurologist would be able to investigate and guide treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

Skipping: Palpitations are sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart beating irregularly, too hard, or too fast. The rhythm abnormality can at times be associated with feeling dizzy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

What are the causes of heart palpitations and dizzy spells?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzy spells? I don't have blood pressure problems and I'm not diabetic.

What can cause dizzy spells? I don't have blood pressure problems and I'm not diabetic.

Dizzy spells: BP drops, rhythm problems, blood sugar drops, neurological and inner ear problems all can be associated with dizzy spells ...Read more

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Random dizzy spells, facial flushing, and general fatigue. What could be going on? Do I need to do something about it?

Random dizzy spells, facial flushing, and general fatigue. What could be going on? Do I need to do something about it?

Dizzy: This is difficult to answer but it is not normal. Thyroid problems should be considered as well as pregnancy. I recommend seeing your doctor with these symtoms. ...Read more

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Can dizzy spells be caused by extreme anxiety? Sometimes i'll get the feeling that the room is moving & will lose balance. What could be up?

Can dizzy spells be caused by extreme anxiety? Sometimes i'll get the feeling that the room is moving & will lose balance. What could be up?

Yes they can: Extreme anxiety can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including dizziness. However, if this is the first time you've experienced this kind of vertigo (room spinning, losing balance) you really need a medical evaluation to be sure. Other things can cause dizziness too. Please see your physician about this. Be well. ...Read more

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I have rectal bleeding 5 years and minor hemmorhoids that don't go away, is it cause of my daily dizzy spells this past year? What do I do?

I have rectal bleeding 5 years and minor hemmorhoids that don't go away, is it cause of my daily dizzy spells this past year? What do I do?

See a doctor: If you have been having rectal bleeding for 5 years you should be seen by a colorectal surgeon. If it is not your anemia that is producing light-headedness, and you actually have vertigo (sense of rotation around the environment or environment around you or feeling you are going to fall forward when you look down) you should also get evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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I am having dizzy spells after a long night of drinking never had. Them bf what is the cause is it my blood pressure?

Drinking??: Long night drinking alcohol instead of water is hangover and some of this is dehydration. Drink in moderation or not at all when comes to alcohol but hydration with water will help. May be BP but hydration will help BP and hangover. ...Read more

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Have dizzy spells, feel weak. Had a spell where I fainted due to loss of blood. Doctors couldn't find the cause of the bleeding?

Have dizzy spells, feel weak. Had a spell where I fainted due to loss of blood. Doctors couldn't find the cause of the bleeding?

Need evaluation: Loss of blood implies bleeding somewhere-likeliest sources are gut, urinary system, gyn; less common can be lungs, or behind abdomen (retroperitoneal). Other causes for low blood count can include bone marrow issues. Need thorough and systematic evaluation soon. May need colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, capsule endo (small bowel), cystoscopy (bladder), ct, bone marrow exam, or other. See your doc. ...Read more

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Recently I've been getting dizzy spells and then feeling these random pains down my side. And my stomach would have a constant pain?

Recently I've been getting dizzy spells and then feeling these random pains down my side. And my stomach would have a constant pain?

Arrythmia vs angina: You may have an arrythmia with your heart. Or the dizziness and pain could be angina pectoris. I would start with an ekg. Then an echocardiogram, to rule out heart valve problems, pericardial effusion, lv dysfunction, or abnormal motion of your heart wall motion. Then I would send you for a thallium exercise stress test to rule out cardiac ischemia. ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker set for 60 BPM and I have been getting dizzy spells. When I check my pulse it seems regular, what else could cause this?

I have a pacemaker set for 60 BPM and I have been getting dizzy spells. When I check my pulse it seems regular, what else could cause this?

Dizziness: Well, the simple fact that you have a pacemaker tells us you have significant heart issues. Assuming no cardiac causes, a quick thought is to consider your medications - BP meds can often cause dizziness. Other non cardiac causes include sinus allergies, inner ear problems, or metabolism issues (ie thyroid disease). Your best bet is to discuss this with your pcp or cardiologist. Best regards! ...Read more

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I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

You may: Have a low albumin. a protein which allows blood vessels to retain the correct VOLUME of blood to pump to your head/brain. This may be due to malabsorbtion secondary to your pancreas problem!

Toradol by itself is unlikely to do this!
Suggest you consult with a cardiologist if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is puzzled by your problem!
A "Tilt Table Test" might be useful!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some causes of dizzy spells? Went to an ent, everything checked out good. Feels like the room is spinning for a few seconds. Not on any meds.

What are some causes of dizzy spells? Went to an ent, everything checked out good. Feels like the room is spinning for a few seconds. Not on any meds.

Causes: The causes include anemia, tumor, viral infection of the inner ear (labrynthitis). The inner ear is your balance organ. Anything that creates function problems can cause dizziness. I have seen dental patients who had TMJ problems that caused dizziness that were relieved by treating the tmjd. ...Read more