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My son is seeing spots...

DS, age 12, told me today that he sometimes experiences light-headedness, sudden pain in his head, and seeing spots to the point where he can't see. He said it's like bright lights flashing. I've noticed it happens when he stands up from sitting or laying down. I'm going to get him into the Dr. but can someone help explain this? Maybe you know what it could be? I'm very concerned.

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Asked by Sharell8710 at 3:22 PM on Jan. 5, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Could be migraines
    Could be a heart issue

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • Could be alot of things he needs his heart and eyes checked.  Could also be a migrane reaction.  Migranes are neurological and can have lots of symptoms besides headache.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • He had to wear a heart monitor awhile back for a month. He was having palpatations. They saw it happen a few times, but wasn't anything concerning to them. He had no follow-up. I will mention that when I bring him in.

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 3:25 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • It could be any number of things. It could be an eye problem, a heart problem, a blood sugar problem, migraines, anything. I get lights when a migraine is coming on. Get him in to be seen by a doctor. Good luck.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:28 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • Spots and lightheadedness can also be caused by high blood pressure

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • I would get a second opinion on the palpitationsjust to ease your mind.  Especially since he is still having symptoms.  The palpitations could be a reaction he is having because of other symptoms.  I wouldn't worry but I'd follow up with another doctor or further testing.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • He's never had a migraine before, he rarely even has a headache. I'll get him in asap. Thanks ladies.

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 3:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • could be anything from a benign migraine to a SERIOUS condition... WHY haven't you called his doc yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 3:42 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • He just told me today. I'll call first thing Monday. It's happened just a few times, and not every time he gets up. But I'll bring him in asap.

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 3:46 PM on Jan. 5, 2013

  • Definitely take him to his primary care physician to see what is causing his symptoms.

    Answer by Diamond2010 at 9:03 PM on Jan. 10, 2013

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