Loss Of Consciousness

Loss of consciousness, either complete or partial, is the temporary interruption of awareness of one's surroundings and self. It is called syncope or fainting. Syncope results from a temporary shortage of oxygen to the brain due to reduced blood supply.

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What could be the reason behind my 70-year-old father's sudden seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my 70 year old father woke up at about 8 AM. He was sitting on the sofa. Just after a minute, he started losing his consciousness and was trying to speak, but was unable to do so. His body and hands started twisting. Some liquid started coming from his mouth. We immediately ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and want to add that such a pass out episode can be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), low or very high blood pressures, heart-related issues like heart attack, etc. There is a diverse range of events that can be responsible...  Read Full »

Why is my father suffering from dizziness, loose motion, and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, There were four times when my dad had a gastric issue where he started loose motion and vomiting, and started losing consciousness. He feels weak after every incident. He is taking Aspirin and Rosumac Gold 10 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. You mention loose motion and vomiting followed by starting losing his consciousness as present symptoms. Am I right? What is the duration of the symptoms? What is the frequency of loose motion and vomiting? Have you measured blood pressure (BP)...  Read Full »

Can you explain the echo reports?

Query: Hello doctor,Ten days ago, my dad collapsed on the street. We rushed him to the hospital and made an echo. Also, he was suffering from high blood pressure but, nowadays his blood pressure is low. This was the first time it happened to him after he took Avodart and Tamsulin. His reports read as f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He probably fell due to low blood pressure induced due to Tamsulosin. However, there are possibilities like heart rhythm abnormalities and rapid heart rate as his heart function is also low. The echo report indicates that his heart function is low and it is 39...  Read Full »

Can you see any problem in my EEG report?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an EEG done and the results were abnormal. I have attached the reports. What do the results mean? Can I be treated? If yes, then how? I take Aripiprazole, Fluoxetine, and Oxybutynin. I am diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and urinary incontinence. When I was a child (2 or 3 years ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: What exactly happens in the episode of partial loss of consciousness. Is it the feeling of surroundings rotating around you? Is it the feeling of you rotating yourself? Is it the feeling of impending doom with inc...  Read Full »

Is there any abnormality in my cousin's reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I am asking query for my cousin. He met with an episode of syncope and head injury a month ago. He was in ICU for a week. He had this in the early morning while he was in the bathroom. Also, he had a high fever at that time. There is no previous history as such. Only he used to take medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer my questions as I would like to know some details of the problem. What was the patient doing while he had syncope? Was he simply standing or sitting on the commode or passing urine in the standing position? Did he felt anything wrong in his body before ...  Read Full »

My mom's health got worse after anaplastic astrocytoma treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, my mom was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma in the right parieto-occipital region. She underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy with Temozolomide, which shrunk the lesion. Over the years her mobility has declined significantly. She can only walk a few steps with sup...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your mom's case. The most likely reason for her loss of consciousness would be a microscopic spread of the tumor to the areas of the brain which control consciousness. The spread cannot be detected on an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The only way to diagn...  Read Full »

Is medical attention needed for fainting from heat exhaustion and dehydration?

Query: Hi doctor, Today all of a sudden, I fainted due to dizziness, exhaustion, and dehydration. I have never fainted before. I am currently under medication for birth control. Do I need medical attention? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden dizziness is due to inadequate blood supply to the brain temporarily. Temporary dizziness may be caused by dehydration due to heat, excessive sweating, and diarrhea. Even sudden fear and anxiety can cause dizziness. Avoid exposure to direct sun for long periods. ...  Read Full »

What causes various parts of the body to tremble occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hand trembling intermittently. I have trembling occasionally in my lips, shoulder, leg, and thigh. It takes a few seconds to feel heat or cold especially at the bottom of the feet. When I stand up from an inclined sitting position, I have mini-episodes of blackouts. My lower back ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you take caffeinated drinks or alcohol. Please mention whether you experience sleepless nights. Please mention whether you have diarrhea or malabsorption syndrome. Your condition needs a thorough physical examination. It can occur due to panic...  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 okay now, but I want to know what could have caused it to prevent further occurence.  Read Full »


Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the role of DWI in a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the vertebral artery dissection. I had a TBI (with neck trauma too), no loss of consciousness, no amnesia. The CT was negative. The MR showed T2 hyperintensity in the right lateral medulla (no DWI was performed) After few days, the MR showed the same even with con...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. There are many variable patterns of the vertebral artery visualization, and the commonest is the vertebral artery of one side is nondominant and shows thin flow or near-complete luminal occlusion. You might be having a non-dominant right verte...  Read Full »

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