Fainting

Fainting or syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness due to decreased blood supply to the brain. The sudden decrease in blood pressure leads to less blood supply to the brain. Dehydration, low blood sugar, heart disorder, medication, etc., are the cause of a sudden drop in blood pressure. Raising the level of the leg above the heart level helps in bringing back consciousness.

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My son has periods of dizziness and fainting since one month. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My 13-year-old son has periods of dizziness (around one minute or less) and fainting since one month. He also has wheezing and coughing since seven months.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to let you know that the dizziness your son is undergoing could be due to a number of reasons. I would like to brief on the concern. Anemia, resulting from decreased hemoglobin. Seizure, assuming your son has no previous history of seizure. ...  Read Full »

What is the cause of blacking out and feeling light-headed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl and recently I have had trouble with conscious blacking out. The first time it happened was this month, and I have not had any trouble until a few days ago where it happened three to four times in one day. I will be standing or just walking around and start to fee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is fainting. I need to know some more information regarding the symptoms. Has it followed some kind of stress, dehydration, prolonged standing especially in hot weather, panic, fear or pain? Because it is common for fainting to follow all these events, and it is...  Read Full »

What could cause fainting and breathing problem in an 11-year-old boy after jogging?

Query: Hi doctor, My son and I went for a jog. We used to run in our regular route but had not done it for about a week and a half. We would usually run to point A, stop for a few seconds, catch our breath, do a brisk walk, and run back home. However, when we reached point A, we stopped to catch our breath...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it does not seem like the child has any convulsion or seizure disorder. This kind of fainting happening in an 11-year-old, who is otherwise asymptomatic, never had such problems before, there are two things that we need to address immediately. 1...  Read Full »

I suffer from fainting episodes, dizziness, severe exhaustion, and chest pain. Can you please review my reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from fainting episodes, dizziness, severe exhaustion, and chest pain. I have had a brain MRI, ECG, heart monitor, and tilt test. All were clear except the tilt test, where I showed a vasodepressor response. I have had these symptoms for a year. I am not taking any medication at t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Midodrine (vasopresor and antihypotensive) is good for this type of syncope. But I would suggest the following measures first to avoid the side effects of the medicine: Know when and under what circumstances you have such a syncopal attack and...  Read Full »

My 67-year-old father-in-law fainted suddenly. Kindly guide me on the ECG reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My father-in-law, aged 67, fainted. Echo and ECG were done. Kindly advise regarding the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and they were fine. There are many other reasons why a person can faint and go unconscious. It is not only related to heart diseases but can be due to low sugar...  Read Full »

I experienced trembling in my hands the afternoon after I had consumed alcohol the night before. Could I be hypoglycemic?

Query: Hello doctor, Just recently, around 15 days back, I went out drinking with my friends. I only drank 2 pints of beer that night at a normal rate. The next afternoon at about 12 PM, I had two slices of toast with chocolate spread and coffee for brunch. The next meal was at 4 PM (4 hours later). Howeve...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had two episodes of similar symptoms. The first episode happened after the intake of alcohol. Alcohol is one of the etiological factors that can cause hypoglycemia. In the first episode, you had symptoms of a feeling of fainting, increased heart rate, and tremors...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for restricted eye movements, vomiting sensation, tachycardia, and faint feeling during neck movements despite normal MRI results?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. I feel like I will faint whenever I walk or move my neck. My eyes do not focus on one object. I did an MRI scan, but the reports were normal. I am not able to move my eyes too much. I have a feeling that my eyes are tired to move. I have no pain but have a vomiting sensa...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and can understand your concern. Your description classically fits into a tension headache. Tension headaches usually present with heaviness in the head, a band-like sensation over the head, and disturbed sleep. I suggest you to see ...  Read Full »

Whenever I am in a crowded area, I feel that I will faint. How should I handle this problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old married woman, and I have a small child. I attended a marriage function 17 years ago and fainted in front of the crowd due to tiredness which was an awkward moment for me. After that, I am always scared to faint again in front of the crowd. When I am in a crowded area...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the symptoms you described, it appears that you are suffering from claustrophobia, but it needs detailed evaluation and treatment. You might need counseling and medications to feel better. Meanwhile, I suggest you modify your thought process and think posi...  Read Full »

Are the fainting and severe bleeding after intercourse due to a delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. My height is 5'1 feet, and my weight is 115 lbs. I had my menstruation nine months back that night. I had intercourse, and when I stood up, I slowly started falling to the ground; my eyes rolled behind my head, and my mouth was open. My vision and hearing went o...  Read Full »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you consult a gynecologist soon to have the best advice. I hope you get well soon. Thank you.   Read Full »

I faint after eating, and I have indigestion. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I faint after breakfast or some time after dinner, and I sometimes have indigestion. All blood tests were done, and everything was normal other than vitamins and sodium. BP is 103/69 mmHg. Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Do not worry. Do an abdomen ultrasound, check your heart sounds at a nearby hospital, and send me the report. Meanwhile, do neck, back, shoulder, and breathing exercises daily. Avoid drinking water while eating, and drink water after one ...  Read Full »

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