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Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise, headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic. Attacks

Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise, headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic. Attacks

No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap. Com/saurbornmd. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

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What could cause dizziness and pressure in the forehead?

What could cause dizziness and pressure in the forehead?

? migraine: Migraine can be associated with both, but you need to have your doctor get more information via history and exam, as other conditions can potentially be the cause. ...Read more

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If im afraid of having a brain tumor cause of forehead pressure and dizziness and it's causing me to worry, would ER give me MRI or CT scan?

If im afraid of having a brain tumor cause of forehead pressure and dizziness and it's causing me to worry, would ER give me MRI or CT scan?

See your doctor: Call your pronary care doctor to discuss your symptoms. Your doctor can either have you come in for an appointment or have you go to the er. Either way, either your doctor or the er doctor will examine you and determine if a ct scan or MRI is needed. ...Read more

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Can the build up of a storm and pressure cause dizziness and pressure in your head? I have uncompensated labyrinthitis and there's a big storm brewing

Can the build up of a storm and pressure cause dizziness and pressure in your head? I have uncompensated labyrinthitis and there's a big storm brewing

Labyrinth it's: I would suggest you remain indoors if this type of storm is approaching it certainly could cause you to have increasing problems with your labyrinthitis ...Read more

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Can the build up of a storm and pressure cause dizziness and pressure in your head? I have uncompensated labyrinthitis and there's a big storm brewing

Can the build up of a storm and pressure cause dizziness and pressure in your head? I have uncompensated labyrinthitis and there's a big storm brewing

Yes: I believe that changes in barometric pressure can cause changes in the inner ear and may make you more prone to vertigo. You cannot do anything about the weather, but you can avoid sudden turns and twists, and if you have antivertigo medication, take it as needed. ...Read more

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What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? All three presented at the same time.

What could be causes of itching anus, dizziness and head pressure? All three presented at the same time.

Many things: Itching anus is most commonly due to irritation of the tissue in that area (hemorrhoids, tear (rough wiping), infection, dryness, rash) and may be visible with a mirror. It may be unrelated to other symptoms, but people facing crises can have all three complaints if rectal tension develops or they have to sit too much. Headache and dizziness can result from many things. If not better, see MD ...Read more

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I have pressure through my head for the past three days. Mainly on top, in which when I touch the area, it's painful. It also causes slight dizziness?

I have pressure through my head for the past three days. Mainly on top, in which when I touch the area, it's painful. It also causes slight dizziness?

Painful to Touch: ...sounds like you will need to be examined by your doctor to determine if this is something serious that needs further evaluation or imaging especially if you have never experienced this before. Take care. ...Read more

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Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Insufficient data: It is impossible to say exactly what is going on, age, blood pressure, other symptoms or complicating comorbid conditions, medications, state of your "nerves" all matter. Give details ...Read more

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Head pressure about 15 secs after standing no pain not dizzy. When I read about orthostatic hypo symptoms, never say head pressure. What other cause?

Head pressure about 15 secs after standing no pain not dizzy. When I read about orthostatic hypo symptoms, never say head pressure. What other cause?

Orthostasis: Gravity-induced blood pooling in legs compromises venous return of blood leading to reduced cardiac output, hence lowering of arterial BP. Some causes are Dehydration, Blood loss, Diuretics, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Inner ear problems, Tricyclic antidepressants, Cannabis, Eating disorders, Postpartum women, Vitamin B12 deficiency Alcohol. ...Read more

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Head feels heavy all the time. Like pressure. Makes me feel off balance and dizzy. Top of my head and around ears. Ears ring. What could cause this?

Head feels heavy all the time. Like pressure. Makes me feel off balance and dizzy. Top of my head and around ears. Ears ring. What could cause this?

TTH + tinnitus: Tension type headache with tinnitus. Tth is the most common primary headache with recurrent episodes lasting minutes to days. The pain is typically described as dull, achy, nonpulsatile, pressing or tightening.
Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure, but getting a tth under control may ameliorate the tinnitus.
Re, see headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Dizziness, brain fog and head pressure on and off for three years. What could it be? Can tension in neck cause this?

Stress related?: It may be stress related if you have appropriately ruled out medical causes by visiting appropriate MD's and following their recommendations. If your primary care physician can find no medical issues/concerns, a referral to a psychologist for stress reduction, relaxation training and overall wellness sessions may be helpful. ...Read more

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When I sit up, get electric-like head tingling, head pressure, dizzy, air-flow noise, sharp pains in head then severe migraine. What could cause that?

When I sit up, get electric-like head tingling, head pressure, dizzy, air-flow noise, sharp pains in head then severe migraine. What could cause that?

R/O MIGRAINE: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. MIGRAINES can have a PRODROME beforehand. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. /Triptans. HI FLOW O2. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Been on lexapro (escitalopram) for almost 8 weeks and this week have head pressure, brain popping and dizziness on and off. Could lexapro (escitalopram) be cause? Please advise

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) has some side effects, and can even be experienced after taking for awhile. Some dizziness, lightheadedness, and even some head congestion are on the side effect profile. If it worsens go to the ER for an evaluation, or if not getting better in the next few days, I recommend seeing your personal physician. ...Read more

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When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

Central/Peripheral: There are two causes of vertigo and balance problems. Involvement pf the peripheral iner ear and nerve and central causes. If the inner ear is normal, then the most common cause of vertigo and balance problem is the variants of migraine, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pressure in head? I'm a constant worrier/hypochondriac. Ecg normal, d dimer normal, normal bp. Dizzy spells... Worried... Brain?

Can anxiety cause pressure in head? I'm a constant worrier/hypochondriac. Ecg normal, d dimer normal, normal bp. Dizzy spells... Worried... Brain?

Can lead to some: Feelings of head pressure, but always need to rule out anything else first. If you have had negative neuro work up and physical exam, then consider possible pressure from tension being held in your neck, often coexisting with anxiety, which can lead to mild tension headaches feeling like pressure. Try neck stretching and strengthening exercises, changing ergonomics, see pressure is relieved. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Cardiac congestion: Congestive heart failure (CHF) commonly can cause one of these 3 symptoms--dizziness. This is because the blood pressure is usually low, and can be made lower by the diuretics used to treat chf; it also tends to be fast. Both of these factors predispose to dizziness. The other 2 symptoms are not commonly due to chf, but are common with many of the medications used to treat chf. ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure to be normal and then drop suddenly causing pressure in the head, dizziness and blurred vision, while just sitting?

What causes blood pressure to be normal and then drop suddenly causing pressure in the head, dizziness and blurred vision, while just sitting?

Dizziness: If truly abrupt BP changes occur then the pathology lies in the control mechanisms "neurocardiogenic" or you have unusual hormonal condition;see a competent cardiovascular specialist ...Read more

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Going to neurologist for daily migraines with dizziness, pressure in head and nausea. What will they look for? What can cause such an increase in pain

Going to neurologist for daily migraines with dizziness, pressure in head and nausea. What will they look for? What can cause such an increase in pain

Chronic migraines: It seems like you have chronic migraines. The dizziness can be part of that. I think you should be on preventive medication. Once your headaches are better the other sumptoms get better. Ask your neurologist. ...Read more

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Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?

Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?

Emergency: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
but, signs of a life-threatening amount of pressure in the head (tumor/bleeding/mass as possible causes) would include
drowsiness, change in pupils, change in mood/alertness. And sometimes other neurological symptoms incluing balance/dizziness or weakness or seizures. ...Read more

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Hyperthyriod does it cause dizziness all day and nervousness and breathing issues on one side and headach and head pressure and back pain and rib pain?

Hyperthyriod does it cause dizziness all day and nervousness and breathing issues on one side and headach and head pressure and back pain and rib pain?

No: You have other issues, usually having so many organ systems involved without a complete evaluation. .. You have the obvious. Anxiety of some type. Thyroid issues usually do not cause both head and back pain.
Sounds as though you have a mood disorder feeding you pain or a pain disorder fueling an anxiety problem. See you doc plus start a wellness prog., vits minerals, yoga, massage and acupuncture. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with ringing in my ears and a headache or pressure in my head. Have been dizzy and tired for over 6mths now what can cause this?

I keep waking up with ringing in my ears and a headache or pressure in my head. Have been dizzy and tired for over 6mths now what can cause this?

Exam needed: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and will require a thorough history and physical exam in view of the six month duration of your symptoms. Possibilities include high blood pressure, anemia, thyroid dysfunction, iron deficiency, inner ear disorder or even chronic anxiety. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Unlikely: It's unlikely. See a physician to rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Can low blood pressure cause you to feel dizzy with eyes closed when lying down and fine every time else, like bending head side or down.?

Probably not: If low blood pressure is source of sensation you are calling dizziness, it would usually worse when you are upright. There are certain types of vertigo and disequilibrium that are worse when you have your eyes closed. Consider an evaluation with your pcp about whether your blood pressure is low or other causes for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Episodes of dizziness head pressure, head feels swollen, blurry vision, feeling "drunk", feeling of dizzy & falling when lying on back, awaken frequently at night only during episodes. Possible causes?

Bppv: You have the most common cause of dizziness. It is called benign positional vertigo. It is caused by having small crystals (calcium deposits that have broken off from the sense organ in the semicircular canal). These crystals give you the sensation you are moving, when you are not and they make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. This will wake you up from your sleep. See an ENT to fix it ...Read more

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Dizzy light-headed pressure in head and ear. Clicking noises when swallowing. Off balance feeling. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause this?

Dizzy light-headed pressure in head and ear. Clicking noises when swallowing. Off balance feeling. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause this?

See dentist: Eustachean dysfunction is a potential problem but clicking would not be associated with. I suspect that you have been grinding your teeth and should ask your dentist if you need a mouthguard to wear at night. ...Read more

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HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

HI I have sinus pressure, head ache and no cough except mornings. It occasionally causes my eyes to go alittle blurry and I get a little dizzy.?

See a doctor: It is possible that you have sinusitis. Treatment depends on the cause, wether viral or bacterial, or if it is just a case of allergies. So please see a doctor to determine the cause and treat. Saline flushes, at least twice a day should help in either case. ...Read more

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Can anxiety randomly cause dizziness, head pressure and random onset fatigue? Will taking Prozac (fluoxetine) potentially help treat this issue? Brain MRI was ok.

Can anxiety randomly cause dizziness, head pressure and random onset fatigue? Will taking Prozac (fluoxetine) potentially help treat this issue? Brain MRI was ok.

Yes it should: So glad to hear that brain MRI was ok. Yes, Prozac (fluoxetine) is prescribed for people who have anxiety and the symptoms you have reported are anxiety related. It should start relieving symptoms within two weeks with maximum effect in 4-6 weeks. Psychotherapy also will help to learn to manage anxiety triggers. ...Read more