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Increased pulse, head heaviness, dizziness, vision problems. Wants to do PET, CT. Causes for symptoms?

Hello Doctors, I have a question. But I actually don t know to whom I should concern or what treatment could be followed for my mother? She is feeling like increased pulses in heart or in stomach area (here I mean she feels like dhak dhak pulsating motion of organs, she herself could not understand if this dhak dhak happens in heart or some where else in abdomen ). Before3-4 month ago, we took her to heart specialists, they tested and said she don t have any problem about heart at all. It may be because of some tensions about family. By the time she reduced eating spicy, oily, onions, garlic. Then she felts good for many days. From last 4 days, she is feeling like before. In addition now she is also feeling that her head is getting heavy and dizziness . Before we checked for her eyes, if it is because of increased eye spects number. But eye and spects number is also fine. But she has a spect number for both near and distant vision . Right now she is using the spect for distant vision. Now I am thinking to a good physician who could detect whats the actual problem or to do whole body examinations but I don t know which techniques are feasible e.g. I was thinking for PET or CT. Please reply me what should I do first? Which kind of physician I should contact? And What should be done in order to do whole body examination? Waiting for your valuable reply guys, Thank you very much.
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi friend, welcome to HCM.
it is very difficult to tell from here what's wrong.
if heart is OK they say, there could be many differentials. or the heart could be intermittently making her symptomatic.
heart rhythm abnormalities, thyroid problems, electrolyte disturbances and all such can cause these.
I think you should get her evaluated by a good physician. labs done, including thyroid check (TSH), ECG, it could be plain anemia also...
CT/ PET are not helpful before you do basic tests...they hardly help here...

p. keep me posted on the progress.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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