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11 year old girl has had few episodes where feels dizzy-gets

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11 year old girl has had few episodes where feels dizzy-gets extremely pale and needs to sit. normally healthy. does not like to eat meat. would be quite thin.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 5 years ago.

How long the symptoms are there? How often does it happen? Was she seen by doctor recently? How is her height and weight? Is there any other symptom? Was any test done? Is she on any other medication? Is there any significant past illness?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
symptoms probably over a year-had about 5 episodes-latest today-seems to have happened when not much breakfast taken. growing well-a good average height-maybe little under weight. on no medication and has not attended doctor recently-active and sociable. had bells palsy 3 years ago -apart from that then has excellent health.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

The dizziness can be due to many reasons. When her diet is not good and she looks pale anemia can be the cause. Anemia from different causes like low iron, vitamin B or others can also cause dizzy feeling. If the dizziness appears when she skips breakfast, low glucose level can produce such symptoms. As she is a bit underweight, anemia, low glucose need to be ruled out. There may be dehydration or low blood pressure too. It may also occur from anxiety or stress or a neurological cause like migraine. I feel you should take her to doctor for examination, investigations to get the precise diagnosis and intervention if necessary.

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