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Dr. Walter Husar
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I might have an incidental arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa & i get chronic nose bleed when i blow my nose from the left nasal im scared from it?

Dr. Walter Husar
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I might have an incidental arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa & i get chronic nose bleed when i blow my nose from the left nasal im scared from it?

Don't be scared: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with and it's location is very far removed and completely unrelated to your nosebleeds. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


Dr. John Michel
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I'm really bunged up and get dizzy when I blow my nose?

Dr. John Michel
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I'm really bunged up and get dizzy when I blow my nose?

Bunged up?: Does this mean stuffed up or have a cold and much congestion? if this is true, it is not infrequent that people that blow their nose will get dizzy. It is usually when people blow their nose hard This increases pressure in the middle ear and as a result will affect the balance mechanism in the inner ear and cause dizziness. This too shall pass. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Why i get dizzy when i blow my nose.

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Why i get dizzy when i blow my nose.

Hyperventillation: You are blowing too hard. Gently blow your nose. If you are having much congestion, get a neti-pot. Be sure to drink lots of liquids. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I get really really dizzy, nauseous and light headed when i blow my nose. If it's soft or hard, doesn't matter. Any advice?

Dr. Mark Loury
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See below: These actions increase blood pressure which may be the cause. The other possibility is a perilymphatic fistula where fluid leaks out of the inner ear with straining activity. With a leak the hearing may fluctuate with a full sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Dr. Eric Weisman
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I'm getting over a cold and my right ear feels plugged. Every time I blow my nose I get really dizzy. Also my right ear drum has ruptured befor?

Dr. Eric Weisman
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I'm getting over a cold and my right ear feels plugged. Every time I blow my nose I get really dizzy. Also my right ear drum has ruptured befor?

Blocked eustachian: tube likely the issue. Afrin or similar agent can be used short term to clear up the problem. If that does not work see the ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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I have mild allergies, blow my nose several times each day. Why do I get light headed, almost dizzy, every time?

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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I have mild allergies, blow my nose several times each day. Why do I get light headed, almost dizzy, every time?

Hay fevers symptoms: What you describe seems to be consistent with acute rhinitis. If your nose and eye itch and you also sneeze, it might be due to allergic rhinitis. And your symptoms do not seem to be mild any more since you have light headedness and dizziness. You should see a doctor to be evaluated for the causes and get better treatment plans. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
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What should I do if i keep getting nose bleeds every time i blow my nose? And when i feel dizzy when i stand or move around or even when sitting.

Dr. Michael Wolfe
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What should I do if i keep getting nose bleeds every time i blow my nose? And when i feel dizzy when i stand or move around or even when sitting.

Sniff: Most nose bleeds are from dry nasal lining. Saline sprays several times a day can help. Try not to removed scabs/crusts--like any other scab, if they come off, you will bleed. It is better to sniff lightly than blow the nose, which can dislodge clots/scabs. Frequent, severe bleeds need evaluation by a doctor and may need cautery or investigation with endoscopy to rule out other causes of bleeds. ...Read more

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Dr. Yazid Almalky
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Feeling very very nauseos for 4 days,for those 4 days my nose has been full of blood all the time, when I blow my nose it's just blood and feel dizzy?

Dr. Yazid Almalky
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Feeling very very nauseos for 4 days,for those 4 days my nose has been full of blood all the time, when I blow my nose it's just blood and feel dizzy?

Call you doctor: Do you have a nasal congestion or any history of abnormal bleeding in you or your family? Since you have dizziness you need to see your doctor or go to the ER to rule out anemia Regarding the nausea, it can be from the blood going from your nose to your stomach but other causes need to be excluded like pregnancy. For nasal bleeding, try to apply a pressure on the tip of your nose for 10-15minutes ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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