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How is dizziness diagnosed?
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Rapid evaluation and treatment may be necessary if doctors suspect a serious cause of dizziness.
The doctor will ask detailed questions and take a history to define the type of dizzy feeling. The patient's description of the dizzy feeling may be the most important detail. The patient will be given a detailed physical exam to further define likely causes.
Tests ordered will be based on the diseases suggested by the patient's history and results of the physical exam.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/18/2015
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