Dizziness

The feeling of being lightheaded and unbalanced is called dizziness. Some of the causes of dizziness are vertigo, Meniere's disease, drop in blood pressure, anxiety disorders, ear infection, heat stroke, motion sickness, anemia, and a decrease in blood volume.

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Why do I feel dizzy with a racing heart rate at 12 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. It is my very first pregnancy, and I am about 12 weeks pregnant. I have been experiencing extreme dizzy spells, rapid heart rate, and the chills. I will be completely fine, and suddenly, I feel dizzy with racing heart rate. My face gets cold, and I will take slow breath...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a reassuring note that you and your baby are fine. For the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, there is no placenta (the connection between mother and baby). The embryo is just lying deep within the layers of the uterus. At 12 weeks, the first trophob...  Read Full »

Why is Aspirin advised for high RBC and hemoglobin count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old male. My hemoglobin was 18.3 g/dL, but it has come down to 17.7 g/dL since the last two months. My RBC count varies between 6.1 to 6.27 now, and PCV is 51.9 %. I am taking mini Aspirin as suggested by my doctor. Do I have any reason to worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level, RBC (red blood cells), and PCV (packed cell volume) are high. The lymph node, liver, and spleen need to be clinically examined. Do you have a history of dizziness, weakness, and stroke? High level of RBC and hemoglobin can cause blood clots and ca...  Read Full »

After a severe attack of vertigo, my EKG is abnormal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs. Two weeks back, I had dizziness following an attack of severe vertigo that made me fall to the ground. My psychiatrist sent me for an EKG, I went to the cardiologist to review the reports, and he said that the EKG was abnormal. My psychiat...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you informed your psychiatrist about vertigo? Because vertigo could be caused by some of the drugs you are using, like Depakote (Divalproex sodium) and Risperdal (Risperidone). So, you could be having the dizziness due to the side effects of the medication. ...  Read Full »

I have a mild continuous headache that subsides after taking painkillers. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, my problem started with a headache, and I felt shaky and dizzy the next day. I felt the same for around four days and went to the hospital. They said that I was dehydrated. But they did not give me anything for it and sent me home. I still have a headache, shaky, dizzy and feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your persistent troubles. You need to have plenty of oral fluids. Take Paracetamol 500 mg up to three times a day to relieve the symptoms. Headaches could be because of multiple reasons. I am enlisting the most common causes. Are you working too m...  Read Full »

Do repeated head injury cause recurrence of labyrinthitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I need help addressing labyrinthitis. About a month ago, I was at soccer practice and heading the soccer ball a few times. A soccer ball actually hit me in the eye, and a few days later, I noticed floaters in the eye, but eventually, it went away. Then about two weeks ago, I listened to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Labyrinthitis is not because of getting hit on the head. However, such trauma can cause otoconia to get dislodged and lead to symptoms of vertigo. These otoconia are present in the inner ear (labyrinth) and are like small sensors of balance. Such a condition is called B...  Read Full »

Do migraines cause headaches along with nausea and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have headaches for the past six days. Initially, it was intense and so I was thinking to consult a doctor. But after taking Tylenol, it got subsided after few hours. I have nausea and dizziness sometimes. I am fine without movements. I am taking Zofran to get subsided. I had an episo...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not suggestive of migraine as it lasts for more than three days. It can be a cervicogenic headache and you can have dizziness due to a bulging disc. I suggest you start taking Flunarizine or Dimenhydrinate for headaches and dizziness.   Read Full »

What is the treatment for the lump present on the back of my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,...  Read Full »

Does lacquer exposure cause long-term health effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a do-it-yourself art project using lacquer on a wooden table about a year ago. I did not ventilate well and felt lightheaded the next day after the product dried. The lightheaded or dizziness effect went away after a few days when the product dried. I had felt no other negative sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Usually, it does not cause such severe complications or long-term side effects; as you have mentioned, the exposure was one year ago, and it was just once. Occupational exposure can lead to specific side effects or d...  Read Full »

Why do I feel lightheaded and dizzy for a week?

Query: Hi doctor, About a week ago, I started feeling light-headed and dizzy in my head. I experience it, especially while I am in a sitting posture. Also, I have found some extra growth in my ribs right below the middle connecting both sides, on the right part of the rib. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lightheadedness and dizziness could be due to many reasons. For that, we could start with a few tests: 1) Blood pressure. You could get your blood pressure checked in sitting, sleeping postures, and while standing. To rule out abnormal high blood pressure or low blood ...  Read Full »

Is medical attention needed for fainting from heat exhaustion and dehydration?

Query: Hi doctor, Today all of a sudden, I fainted due to dizziness, exhaustion, and dehydration. I have never fainted before. I am currently under medication for birth control. Do I need medical attention? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden dizziness is due to inadequate blood supply to the brain temporarily. Temporary dizziness may be caused by dehydration due to heat, excessive sweating, and diarrhea. Even sudden fear and anxiety can cause dizziness. Avoid exposure to direct sun for long periods. ...  Read Full »

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