Patient discussion about accident
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Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be?
Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?
|A1||It could be Vertigo. The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder. |
Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e., come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g., rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.
|A2||It sounds like Vertigo, which can happen from car accidents. Symptoms of vertigo vary in severity and may include the following:|
A feeling your surroundings are moving or spinning, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in standing or walking, the sensation of light-headedness, the sensation of not being able to keep up with what you are looking at, and the sensation that the floor is moving.
Go to your GP for further diagnosis. He might do an examination of your ears, eye movements and nervous system in order to find out the cause of your symptoms.
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