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Top 10 Fainting After Turning Head to One Side Causes

  1. 1.Long Fainting Episode

    Fainting for an extending period of time requires an immediate physician work-up because it could be serious. You should see a doctor immediately.

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    long fainting episode
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Severe Pelvis Pain

    Any severe pain, including in the pelvic area, should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. The pelvic area holds the bladder and can also hurt due to damage elsewhere in the abdomen.

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    severe pelvis pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  3. 3.Gallstones

    Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver.

    You should visit your primary care physician to speak about your pain. Your doctor would perform an ultrasound to recognize something going on in your gallbladder.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, pain in the upper right abdomen
    Symptoms that always occur with gallstones:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache)
    Symptoms that never occur with gallstones:
    abdominal pain that improves after passing stools
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Low Blood Sodium

    Hyponatremia is a deficiency in sodium. Sodium is one of the most important nutrients in the body, needed for nerves to conduct signals, muscles to contract, and blood pressure to be maintained at safe levels, etc. A deficiency in sodium can cause severe, widespread symptoms.

    You need to seek care immediately. A walk-in clinic will likely be able to help bring your sodium levels back up to normal levels, safely.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, headache, abdominal pain (stomach ache), dizziness
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  5. 5.Possible Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in the ears called tinnitus, hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain. Meniere's commonly develops between the ages of 20 and 60, and most often starts in only one ear.

    You should visit your primary care physician. A hearing test is likely to be performed. This is a complex condition that is treated with prescription medication to help reduce the amount of fluid inside the inner ear, as well as medication to prevent vertigo, dizziness, and vomiting.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, episodic dizziness, vertigo (extreme dizziness), ringing in the ears, ear fullness/pressure
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.Viral (Norovirus) Infection

    Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that leads to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. These viruses cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. When the diarrhea and/or vomiting is severe, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of dehydration include a dry mouth, dizziness, urinating less frequently and dark urine.

    You can safely treat this condition at home. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids (Gatorade, Pediatlyte) to replace what is lost with diarrhea. If symptoms of dehydration occur or you are unable to keep down any liquids, seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating
    Symptoms that always occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    hidden: gastroenteritis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    severe abdominal pain, throbbing headache, severe headache, tarry stool
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Condition Causing Facial Weakness

    Facial weakness may be the sign of a stroke or bell's palsy & requires immediate medical attention.

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    face weakness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  8. 8.Viral (Rotavirus) Infection

    Rotavirus is a virus that causes an infection of the gut, known as gastroenteritis. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and fever. When the diarrhea and/or vomiting is severe, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of dehydration include a dry mouth, dizziness, urinating less frequently and dark urine.

    You can safely treat this condition at home. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids to replace what is lost with diarrhea. Eat as normally as possible. If symptoms of dehydration occur, or you are unable to keep down any liquids, seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain (stomach ache), headache, loss of appetite
    Symptoms that always occur with viral (rotavirus) infection:
    hidden: gastroenteritis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with viral (rotavirus) infection:
    constipation, tarry stool
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  9. 9.Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain. (The name means within the cerebrum or brain).

    Call 911 immediately for an ambulance now. This is a life-threatening medical condition which needs to be treated in an intensive care unit (ICU). Blood pressure medication will be administered, as well as medications to prevent seizures and blood clots. Emergency surgery may be performed to decrease the size of the bleed and prevent pressure from building up in the brain and destroying tissue.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, new headache, severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  10. 10.Mental or Medical Condition Causing Hallucinations

    Seeing or hearing things is a sign of a possible mental issue. You should go see a psychiatrist at an ER immediately for help!

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    hearing voices or seeing things that aren't there, severe pelvis pain, blue skin that goes away when crying, loss of vision, hard testicle lump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fainting After Turning Head to One Side

  • Q.If this interview is about someone else, or "myself" is selected by accident, it is very important for us not to miss this question: has the person regained consciousness?
  • Q.Have you vomited?
  • Q.Has your nausea been constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long were you unconscious?

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Fainting After Turning Head to One Side Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fainting after turning head to one side have also experienced:

    • 23% Nausea
    • 17% Blurry Vision
    • 11% Dizziness
  • People who have experienced fainting after turning head to one side were most often matched with:

    • 20% Long Fainting Episode
    • 10% Severe Pelvis Pain
    • 10% Gallstones

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