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What Causes Random Dizzy Spells
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
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
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
Why do I get dizzy spells out of nowhere whenever I'm sitting down, what can be the causes of my 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
What could cause me to sometimes get dizzy spells that last for a few minutes, while eating? (seated)
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
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
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
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
I am a gymnast and I work out over 21 hours a week but whenever I am at practice I have some dizzy spells... What could be the cause of this?
I was pregnant before and had very bad dizzy spells. What is the cause of this? If I get pregnant in thhe future is it likely to happen again?
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?
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
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
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
For about a week or so I have been suffering with a dull headache which variates around my headhead. This also causes dizzy spells and nausea.
I have been getting random dizzy spells, to the point where if I lay down, it feels if the room is spinning, similar to being intoxicated w/o alcohol?
? vertigo: Sounds like vertigo. I'd make an appointment with your PCP to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
I get dizzy spells where I feel like looking through the wrong end of a binocular and I black out and the room spins like crazy what could cause this?
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
Random dizzy spells, facial flushing, and general fatigue. What could be going on? Do I need to do something about it?
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
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
My daughter is 7 years old. She has been complaining of dizzy spells at least 2 to 3 times per day. No other symptoms. What could be the possible cause? She is a staph carrier.
Vertigo: Middle ear infection is the most common cause of dizziness. Dizziness can mean various things: lightheaded to spinning the head if it is spinning then go to doctor for ear examination. If lightheaded, then circulatory causes such as dehydration, anemia, hemoglobin related and cardiac function including rhythm. To see a doctor will be ideal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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