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What causes dizziness, lightheadedness and slight nausea?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015
Question: woke up feeling dizzy and with slight nausea. Still have a sense of lightheartedness, 3 hours later. Yesterday I experienced a bit of discomfort in my neck, however, it lasted less than an hour. Do I need to see a doctor ?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should see a doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Dizziness, palpitations and nausea can be related to neurologic , metabolic or cardiac causes. Blood sugar, B.P and neurological exam should be done, primarily. If there is hypotension or shortness of breath then an EKG should be done primarily to rule out a cardiac cause e.g arrhythmias, heart block etc. Sensations of dizziness and vertigo are often confused and should be elicited clearly as dizziness requires a cardiac workup whereas vertigo is treated more on neurological lines. If all the above are normal then betahistine dihydrochloride ( serc 16 mg ) and metoclopramide can be prescribed for the dizziness and nausea. In short, it would be preferable to see a doctor.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What causes dizziness, lightheadedness and slight nausea?

Brief Answer: Yes, you should see a doctor Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Dizziness, palpitations and nausea can be related to neurologic , metabolic or cardiac causes. Blood sugar, B.P and neurological exam should be done, primarily. If there is hypotension or shortness of breath then an EKG should be done primarily to rule out a cardiac cause e.g arrhythmias, heart block etc. Sensations of dizziness and vertigo are often confused and should be elicited clearly as dizziness requires a cardiac workup whereas vertigo is treated more on neurological lines. If all the above are normal then betahistine dihydrochloride ( serc 16 mg ) and metoclopramide can be prescribed for the dizziness and nausea. In short, it would be preferable to see a doctor. Wishing you best of health Thanks Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil