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Sudden hot flashes followed by seeing spots and dizziness sometimes vomiting and at times diarrhea.

Hello it started a few years ago as just seeing spots like I stood up too fast but it has gotten worse. Out of no where I get really hot and start sweating then I get really dizzy like I am going to lose conciousness and see spots in front of me. It makes me scared to move or do anything. I just lay down and don't move until it goes away. It happened 6 months ago when I was washing dishes and I also vomited and felt dizzy the rest of the night. When it happened last night I was just standing there talking to my mom and it hit me. This time I didn't vomit I had terrible diahrrea and sat on the toilet for a half hour until I felt safe enough to move. Even then all I did was move to my bed and go to sleep I didn't know what else to do. I even feel dizzy today but not as bad as I did last night.
Thu, 6 Mar 2014
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Hi,

Thanks for writing to HCM.

You need to show to physician first for a full routine checkup with blood pressure and ecg to rule out any cardiac condition.

If that is normal then a head and abdominal ct scan will be needed...mainly the abdominal... as this can be due to gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST)....or a carcinoid tumour...

Dr. Ashish Verma
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