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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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I am 28 weeks pregnant and have been unable to stand for more than a half hour or less without feeling lightheaded or dizzy. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and have had high blood pressure for the past two weeks. Last week I had severe upper abdominal pain that wrapped around my back between my shoulder blades. Also, I have been unable to stand for more than a half hour or less without feeling lightheaded o...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Severe pain in the upper abdomen can be due to gastritis, or pancreatic in origin, as pain due to these conditions can radiate to the back. You should get an ultrasound done to confirm the diagnosis. I wil...  Read Full »

What causes increased head pressure, vision backout and dizziness while bending down?

Query: Hello doctor,I have increased head pressure when lying down, vision blackout when bending over, intense pressure when prone, and raising elbows. It is so bad I feel like I will pass out. My vision has gotten worse in the last year. This is more of a chronic issue. No headaches but some TMJ pain. I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your symptoms. Please answer the below questions, and then I can help you in a better way. Do you get a ringing sound in your ears (tinnitus)? What is vision loss like? Is it the same for both eyes? Is there a peripheral constriction of vision?...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy and light-headed when I stand up?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 54 year old male. I do not smoke or drink. I do regular exercises. For the last seven years, I was suffering from sudden sleep disturbance with following symptoms such as breathlessness, palpitation and chest congestion. I underwent the following tests: ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiog...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your details and I have the following inputs: First of all, you have gone through a lot of tests which were not needed in your case, but since everything is normal, that is reassuring. Your symptoms can be related to a few problems as I unders...  Read Full »

Is it safe to fly when you keep passing out a lot?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from dizziness. I was getting lightheaded and close to fainting. Lately, I have been passing out a lot. I have an early morning flight tomorrow. Is it safe to fly? Is there a possibility of me fainting on the plane? My current medication includes Prozac, Trazodone and Gabap...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you complaint of frequent passing out, I will advise you to see a doctor to examine you and find the cause behind it. However, the most common cause of frequent pass out can be orthostatic hypotension. It means that when you get up fast there is not enough blood supp...  Read Full »

I had episodes of blurry vision, heavy head, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old female who gave birth 7 months ago. 10 days after giving birth I discovered that I had gallbladder stones. I had an ERCP one month later then surgery and then one more ERCP. I had blurry vision, heavy head, and dizziness that never left me since then I am not able to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know further details about your problem: Since when did you start to have headaches? Is it for 7 months only? Or did you have headaches before also? You feel headache in which areas of your head? From where did it start? Does it start always in the ...  Read Full »

My daughter has had chronic lower left abdominal pain for the last seven months accompanied by weight loss, nausea, and dizziness, nose bleeds, and chest pain. She is on a double dose of contraceptive pills and antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been suffering from chronic lower left abdominal pain for the last seven months. She has lost weight, feels nauseous and dizzy, and also has nose bleeds and chest pain. She has had scans and blood tests which are clear. She has been put on a double dose of the contrace...  Read Full »

Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Well, this is pretty serious since she seems to suffer quite a lot according to the medicines she is taking, and you say she has lost weight. To be honest, I would like to help, but I would need more information: 1. It has been going ...  Read Full »

I had a marine coil fitted six years back, which was very painful and uncomfortable. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had the marine coil fitted six years back. This was very painful and uncomfortable. The pain worsened and I went back to the doctor, who gave me antibiotics and referred me for a scan. Since examination IV bled occurred, becoming progressively sore internally and now externally. Nause...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Pain in the lower abdomen during and after intercourse can be due to pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis. By the smear examination, pelvic inflammatory disease is ruled out, so endometriosis is more likely in your case. I will sugg...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for constant dizziness, vision blackout, ringing sound and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. Almost every time I stand up or sit up I get extremely dizzy and lose all eyesight, and everything looks like a tv that lost signal. I also lose most of my hearing and there is also ringing noises in my ear. After a few minutes I can see again, but I get abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Frequent chronic headaches are most commonly due to: 1. Migraine headache. 2. Chronic tension headache. Migraine headaches are usually unilateral, associated with throbbing, vomiting sensations, photophobia, and phonophobia. Chronic tension headaches usually present w...  Read Full »

What causes a throbbing left-sided headache and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I have been having persistent headaches on the left side of my head for a couple of months now. I have been getting these headaches two to three times a week and it is a throbbing pain behind my eye, top of my head, and the base of my skull. The pain ranges ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have a common migraine. A common migraine is usually one-sided. The pain can be mild to severe and throbbing or dull aching in nature that occurs in episodes. Some episodes can be associated with nause...  Read Full »

After stretching my neck, I felt dizzy and nauseous. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,When I woke this morning, I went to the bathroom, my neck ached so I stretched my head back and opened my chest. I got extremely dizzy and had to hold onto the wall. Later I went for a massage. They worked on my neck and chest, and I started feeling nauseous and dizzy again. Why so?Kind...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I am sorry for such discomfort. Is the soreness or ache still present on the back of the neck even after the massage? Is the ache over the neck increased after massage? Any pain in the chest due to overstretching of chest muscle fibers? Did ...  Read Full »

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