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My mother has had spells of head spinning, she has had a cat

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My mother has had spells of head spinning, she has had a cat scan,pet,, EEG,EKG,. This problem she has had within the last month. She falls all the time. She says the room is spinning and she fell
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


She needs to see an ENT doctor.

This can be benign vertigo: it is curable with the correct physical maneuvers, such as the epley maneuver.

IT can also be a heart rhythm problem and EKG is not enough testing.

She needs a 48 hour holter monitor.

It can be autonomic nervous system dysfunction. This is tested with a tilt table test, done by a cardiologist.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Lets get more detail on this

what seems to trigger it?

standing? head movement? laying on one side?