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Seeing spots

Seeing spots: Introduction

Seeing spots: Seeing spots or dark areas in front of the eyes. See detailed information below for a list of 21 causes of Seeing spots, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Seeing spots:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Seeing spots. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Seeing spots

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Causes of Types of Seeing spots:

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Seeing spots: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Seeing spots, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Seeing spots Treatments

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Stories from Users for Seeing spots

Real-life user stories relating to Seeing spots:

Message Boards for Seeing spots

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Diagnostic tests for Seeing spots:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Seeing spots. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure - High blood pressure may be associated with spots (floaters).
    • Inspect the eye noting the nature of redness, if present. This will help diagnose for uveitis which may cause spots (floaters)
    • Visual acuity - in both eyes, with and without glasses (if worn) to determine any refractive error.
    • Visual field testing - to detect either a contraction (a local or general reduction in the area of field) or a scotoma (an island of loss within the field).
    • Examination of pupils and the pupil reflexes
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Seeing spots:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Seeing spots as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Seeing spots: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Seeing spots may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Seeing spots

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Seeing spots. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Seeing spots: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Seeing spots:

The list of organs typically affected by Seeing spots may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Seeing spots

The list below shows some of the causes of Seeing spots mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Seeing spots?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Seeing spots. Of the 21 causes of Seeing spots that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 19 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Seeing spots:

The following list of conditions have 'Seeing spots' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Seeing spots Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Seeing spots based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Seeing spots?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Seeing spots, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Seeing spots:

    Subtypes of Seeing spots:

    Floaters (18 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Seeing spots:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes)

    Symptoms related to Seeing spots:

    Seeing lights (27 causes), Flashes (29 causes), Floaters (18 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Retinal symptoms, Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment, Autoimmune uveitis, Cytomegalovirus retinitis, Diabetic retinopathy (9 causes), Eye melanoma, Panuveitis, Posterior vitreous detachment, Retinal detachment (92 causes), Retinal disorders

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    Medical News summaries about Seeing spots

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Seeing spots

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