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What causes sudden dizziness after blunt force trauma?

What causes sudden dizziness after blunt force trauma?

When this occurs, pressure builds up on the brain causing sudden dizziness. This rather serious condition occurs most commonly due to blunt force trauma to the head and can be fatal in more serious cases.

What are the symptoms of dizziness at the Mayo Clinic?

Dizziness (lightheadedness) may be accompanied by sweating and anxiety.

What causes sudden and extreme feeling of dizziness?

Intense and sudden feelings of dizziness can also occur due to epidural hematomas. This is due to swelling and bleeding of the tissue surrounding the brain. When this occurs, pressure builds up on the brain causing sudden dizziness.

Can a dizziness attack lead to a medical emergency?

Though these instances are rarely a cause for a medical emergency there are, however, certain cases where dizziness can manifest itself rather suddenly. This is a rather scary thing to think about because suffering from a sudden dizziness attack while driving or operating heavy machinery can certainly lead to death or serious injury.

Are there medical conditions associated with dizziness and early morning waking?

There are 38 conditions associated with dizziness and early morning waking. The links below will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions from the WebMD Symptom Checker and help provide a better understanding of causes and treatment of these related conditions.

Where can I find a list of dizziness symptoms?

A good place to start is our Patient Toolkit. More current and complete information can be found in our Educational Resources Library. It can be used to describe the feeling we get when we stand up quickly and feel unbalanced, that unstable feeling of movement when we are standing still or the feeling just before passing out.

What should I do if I wake up with dizziness?

Persistent dizziness should always be investigated by a medical professional. It may require further diagnostics investigations such as a blood test, CT scan or MRI even if other symptoms like nausea, headaches or blurred vision are not present. Never stop any prescription drug if dizziness starts after using it and is suspected as a side effect.

When to go to the ER for dizziness?

When dizziness is accompanied by additional symptoms, it could indicate the following serious health problems, and you should get to an ER as soon as you can: Dizziness plus confusion, vision problems, a severe headache, trouble walking and weakness on one side of the body could mean you’re having a stroke.