Common "Fainting" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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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 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 »

Why did my 14-year-old daughter faint in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, My 14 years old daughter fainted three days back in the morning when she woke up to study for her test. Her pulse was normal during the episode. She is good now, but I want to know what could have caused it to prevent further occurrence.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope she is doing fine now. There are numerous causes for fainting (syncope), such as dehydration due to improper intake of water, anemia, or menstrual cycle may also lead to syncope in female adolescents. It can also be due to vasovagal, which is the emotional ups...  Read Full »

Should I take a person who fainted and bumped her head to emergency room?

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice about a person who just fainted and bumped her head hard on concrete. Should she go to the emergency room?  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know her age, other medical conditions, and present medicines. Fainting needs to be evaluated as it can recur and cause serious problems. If she is still feeling unwell, or having giddiness (a tendency to fall), or lost consciousness, you should get he...  Read Full »

My 58-year-old father has chronic cough issues and fainted once while coughing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 58 years old and has had a cough problem for a very long time. Another main problem associated with it is that he suddenly fell and fainted while coughing. He has been consuming alcohol regularly for 20 years, smokes, and chews pan masala too. He had quit drinking for 13 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query and concern. To me, your father needs immediate consultation with a cardiologist first and to run a complete cardiac checkup to rule out cardiovascular problems. As he has been drinking for a long time, I suggest we run an upper endoscopy to ...  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 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 »

Is it possible to get panic attack and fainting due to guilt and stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a thermal shock and I felt like I am dying. They took me to the hospital and she was there and saw me and the whole situation. I was not able to move my body. She was shocked, she was not able to say a single word just watching them taking care of me. She spent all the night cryi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition of your electric shock is stress for her and guilt is also present that she did not do anything to save you. These are creating severe stress to her. Maybe she is having flashback episodes of those events in the night time. Internally she has accepted t...  Read Full »

I hit my head while fainting and turned pale and rigid. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I felt dizzy yesterday so I sat down. After that, I fainted. I do not know what happened. I thought that I am sleeping and someone is trying to wake me up. I know from my friends that while fainting I hit my head. My body was rigid with tilted head back, my eyes rolled back, I was pale...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. For this reason, it is important consulting with a neurologist and performing an EEG (electroencephalography) and a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study....  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 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 on...  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 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 am a 19-year-old and I have been having regular headaches and feeling dizzy for about three years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old and I have been experiencing various issues over the past few years, and recently they have been worsening. I have been having regular headaches for about three years, feeling constantly tired throughout the day, and struggling to control my emotions. Also, I am havi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by at I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. Thank you for seeking help from a psychiatrist. Based on the information you provided, it is possible that you may be dealing with major depressive disorder along with tension-type headache...  Read Full »

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