Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What Causes Dizziness, Nose Bleeds And Pressure In The Head?

My friend had a car accident about a month ago where the airbag was deployed. Now she has dizzy spells, nose bleeds, pressure in her head, loss of speech, loss of movement. These episodes last anywhere from 15 mins to 45 mins. We went to er cat scan negative. Any ideas?
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It is very reassuring that the CT scan comes out normal, it is sensitive in ruling out hemorrhages in the brain. To better rule out other brain damages or tumors an MRI would be more accurate so probably it would be advisable for her to have an MRI done as well.

Another test to consider is EEG. This would examine her brain waves and rule out epileptic episodes. Sometimes epileptic episodes depending on the localization of the source might cause neurological symptoms while they happen (like speech problems or problems with movements). This is very important especially because her symptoms are episodic (in episodes 15-45 minutes).

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,
Antoneta Zotaj, MD
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

Loading Online Doctors....
What Causes Dizziness, Nose Bleeds And Pressure In The Head?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. It is very reassuring that the CT scan comes out normal, it is sensitive in ruling out hemorrhages in the brain. To better rule out other brain damages or tumors an MRI would be more accurate so probably it would be advisable for her to have an MRI done as well. Another test to consider is EEG. This would examine her brain waves and rule out epileptic episodes. Sometimes epileptic episodes depending on the localization of the source might cause neurological symptoms while they happen (like speech problems or problems with movements). This is very important especially because her symptoms are episodic (in episodes 15-45 minutes). Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Kind regards, Antoneta Zotaj, MD