Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Fell from stairs. Have bruise. Woke up dizzy. Have cold and running nose. What to do?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 1583 Questions
I fell down the stairs backwards 3 weeks ago. I had a bruised shoulder and left leg. I did not go to a doctor. I am 56, female, with no medications. I have woke up dizzy the last three mornings. It subsides in 3-5 seconds but now it is whenever I lay down and move to sitting position not just upon waking. I did have a cold, running nose a week ago and took OTC medicine. I do not have any headaches or eye sight issues. Only the dizziness.
Posted Sat, 9 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You may need evaluation.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

A fall of this nature is likely to cause head injury.

The extended of the injury may vary from cerebral contusions, hemorrhage to concussion.

Persistent dizziness is very significant and you may need CT/MRI scan of the brain to arrive at a diagnosis.

But there is another important symptom. This happens only while standing upon from lying or sitting position. This is called Orthostatic hypotension. This may be due to trauma or hypertension. Check your blood pressure.

Hope the answer helps you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor