Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lightheadedness Evaluation

The evaluation of this dizziness begins with a medical history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with dizziness may include:

Tests may be used to investigate serious causes for dizziness.

Tests that may be used to evaluate dizziness include:

Imaging studies tests that may be used to evaluate dizziness include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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