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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

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


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What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

A brain tumor...: ...For one. But most of the time, such symptoms are due to something common, such as a cold or flu. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor and make sure it is not something serious. ...Read more

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Ive been having headache about for a year.also lightheadedness. what causes this ?

Ive been having headache about for a year.also lightheadedness. what causes this ?

Not ok: This is not ok. While there are many possible causes, it will take a clever physician to determine the reason for your headaches. I am sure your PCP is clever and recommend you see him/her. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

What can cause a sudden excruciating 1-second headache accompanied by lightheadedness?

SUNCT?: Ice pick or SUNCT headaches can be like this- they may be very painful and very short lasting. They can be treated well too http://www.neurocuro.com/sunct-headache/ ...Read more

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I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. i cant get out of bed at mornings because i feel some heaviness in my body.what can cause this ?

I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. i cant get out of bed at mornings because i feel some heaviness in my body.what can cause this ?

Unknown: It sounds as if you are not feeling well at all. Unfortunately it is impossible to know what the cause is without further information. It sounds like you are feeling poorly enough to need a genuine medical exam. Please see a medical provider soon! Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

Infection: It is possible that you have an ear or sinus infection causing those symptoms - see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I have a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

I have a headache and severe lightheadedness and a burning sensation. What could be wrong?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Everytime i start my cardio workout, i get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Everytime i start my cardio workout, i get lightheadedness and mild headache and sometimes moderate pain in my left shoulder. What could be the cause?

Which problem?: Are you asking about exercise intolerance or pain in the shoulder? Unless you have baseline medical problems such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophy, juvenile arthritis or some other unusual malady for a 17 year old then, I'm sure answers to your questions are very simple. You will just need a little guidance and direction as to what and how you're doing things. ...Read more

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What can lightheadedness/dizziness and severe headaches mean? Feels like I have to hold onto things I get so off? Had MRI normal

What can lightheadedness/dizziness and severe headaches mean? Feels like I have to hold onto things I get so off?  Had MRI normal

Lightheadedness/dizziness: Fortunately, MRI removes many pathological diseases such as tumor or stroke. Your symptoms could be from multiple causes. One area is ear and/or sinuses. If you are having an acute sinusitis, MRI is too sensitive to diagnose. A Ct Scan could show Sinusitis. You could have Meniere's or viral infection of the middle ear. Can also have muscle tension or stress causing problems. If no better,see Dr. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

What are possible causes of lightheadedness and nausea 5 days after a blood patch? The blood patch was from a spinal headache after an epidural.

May: be nothing much.if these expected side effects go not go away, then get checked with same MD to r/o any serious infection. again not common to have serious problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more