Medical Q&As

Dizziness - very frightening?

My son was getting ready to go out when all of a sudden he felt dizzy with a slight pain in the head, which was sore to lean on. He felt ok after a few minutes. He is 18 years old. I feel worried. Do I need to do anything?

Symptoms in the head generate more worry than symptoms anywhere else in the body. It would appear that your sonís symptoms cleared up very quickly and that he is well again. On that basis I donít think that any further action is necessary. If such symptoms were to persist throughout the day or over a few days then it would be prudent to have him medically examined. Short lasting symptoms such as you describe are not unusual in young men and need not indicate underlying pathology.