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Have been light headed, dizzy feeling, faint but not passing out for last several days more frequent today is this a stroke? Female, 63, high blood pressure, diet controlled diabetes, hinayana hernia symptoms

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Dr. Real Martin
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible illnes

If room or head is turning, this could be vertigo.
Dizziness may have many causes: ex. Anemia, low blood sugar, low or high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke or mini stroke or dehydration. Plse see a physician asap.

In brief: Many possible illnes

If room or head is turning, this could be vertigo.
Dizziness may have many causes: ex. Anemia, low blood sugar, low or high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke or mini stroke or dehydration. Plse see a physician asap.
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Could be dehydration as well, especially if you are avoiding food and liquids due to difficulty swallowing from the hiatal hernia.
It sounds like iu should see your doctor asap, as this could lead to problems from falling among other things.

In brief: Probably not

Could be dehydration as well, especially if you are avoiding food and liquids due to difficulty swallowing from the hiatal hernia.
It sounds like iu should see your doctor asap, as this could lead to problems from falling among other things.
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Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology

In brief: With

With a history of high blood pressure and diabetes feeling light headed and dizzy can be anything from high or low blood sugar, blood pressure that is too high or too low, or an inner ear infection.
There are types of strokes that have dizziness and poor balance as warning signs. You should contact your primary care doctor for a check-up as soon as possible. If you have any limb weakness or trouble speaking go immediately to the emergency room. The hernia is, i assume, a hiatal hernia which would be unrelated to stroke. You don't report chest pain but that may be a concern because women having heart attacks can have some of the symptoms you describe. It is important for you to be checked out soon.

In brief: With

With a history of high blood pressure and diabetes feeling light headed and dizzy can be anything from high or low blood sugar, blood pressure that is too high or too low, or an inner ear infection.
There are types of strokes that have dizziness and poor balance as warning signs. You should contact your primary care doctor for a check-up as soon as possible. If you have any limb weakness or trouble speaking go immediately to the emergency room. The hernia is, i assume, a hiatal hernia which would be unrelated to stroke. You don't report chest pain but that may be a concern because women having heart attacks can have some of the symptoms you describe. It is important for you to be checked out soon.
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