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What causes dizziness and head pain?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: My 9 year old daughter has been complaining about dizziness and head pain for two weeks.
We took her to the doctor on Monday where she did some basic neurological tests and sent her for a bloodtest, that came back normal.
Now i am at a loss of what to do she wakes up ok every morning , but at different times during the day the dissiness comes back. Should i go back to the same doctor? Take her to the hospital where there are more resources ?
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Answered by Dr. Arun (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
needs more evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description it looks like your daughter has been suffering from mostly dizziness during the day.
There could be many reasons including anemia, tension headache, migraine, postural hypotension, dehydration, etc.
Some of these might have been ruled out by your doctor.
But it is better to consult him again rather than switch to new hospital.
Your doctor would definitely reevaluate her and recommend further tests if required like scan.
Do ensure she takes adequate rest and drinks plenty of liquids to keep her hydrated.
Wishing your child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun

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Brief Answer: needs more evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. From your description it looks like your daughter has been suffering from mostly dizziness during the day. There could be many reasons including anemia, tension headache, migraine, postural hypotension, dehydration, etc. Some of these might have been ruled out by your doctor. But it is better to consult him again rather than switch to new hospital. Your doctor would definitely reevaluate her and recommend further tests if required like scan. Do ensure she takes adequate rest and drinks plenty of liquids to keep her hydrated. Wishing your child good health. Regards Dr Arun