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What causes dizziness after a head injury?

I am female,66, fan hit front of face, knocked me back off chair and I hit back of head in two places. went to emergency, they cat scanned and sent me home. Now 2 weeks later whenever I stand up I get so dizzy...i was at doctor 2 days ago, she said takes time to recover....but this dizziness upon standing is bothering me
Tue, 19 Apr 2016
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Hi,
I am Dr.Bruno and Let me answer your query.

Dizziness after head injury can be due to a lot of reason.

In your case, the dizziness is after two weeks and you had hit the back of head in two places.

The most common cause is a temporary disturbance in your vestibular system. These are small canals inside your ear which help in maintaining the balance

Don't worry . . .In Most cases This will heal spontaneously in 6 to 8 weeks

So
Your dizziness should go off in two months

But . . . . Before me end, let me ask a question . . How did you fall . .. Did you become dizzy and fall . . . In that case, there is some other reason for dizziness which has to be evaluated


If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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