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Diarrhoea/Light headed/Covid-19 Symptoms

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 11, 2020 3:30 PM
Anonymous 12 months

During my stay in KL i got food poisoning/diarrhoea from Wednesday to Friday (4/3 - 6/3). Went to the clinic on 6/3 for the medicine. On Monday (9/3) I feel light headed and went to bed. The light headed symptom continued until morning. Should I get tested for COVID-19?

Dr Sashini Seeni 19 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that light headedness in your case may be caused by:

  • Imbalances in electrolyte due to your diarrhea
  • Medications side effect
  • Anemia
  • Vertigo
  • Ear conditions

It is not necessary for you to undergo testing for COVID-19 as your symptoms are not suggestive of COVID-19. However, you may still answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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