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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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 »
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 los... 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 »
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 upset... Read Full »
My dad is in coma now. What will be the prognosis?
Query: Hello doctor, My dad is suffering from JE and both his thalamus are infected. Now, he is in coma. What is the prognosis of his condition? Read Full »
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. There is considerable variation in the incidence and severity of sequelae in patients surviving viral encephalitis. The incidence and severity of sequelae were directly r... Read Full »
My father has a pontine hemorrhage, and he does not respond to commands. Are there any medications to bring back his memory?
Query: Hi doctor, My father had a pons hemorrhage five months ago, and the hematoma has dissolved. He opens his eyes sometimes but moves his eyes upward and downward only, and the rest of the body is in locked-in stage. He moves his left arm sometimes but does not follow a command. His GCS is E4V1M3. Trac... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The neurologic findings that you described have caused permanent damage to the brain. Most stroke improvement will occur within six weeks to three months after the event. However, recovery for such patients who cannot communicate and function ... 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 »
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 ... 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. Hardik Nareshbhai 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 diagno... Read Full »
Why do I get blackout while turning my head towards right side?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male with height 5'10" and weight 170 lb. Last week, when I turned my head to the right, I started to blackout. I have been doing neck stretches, pinched nerve exercises, etc. Ever since with no improvement to the condition, this may be due to golf, or light weight ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you mean blackout as the sudden loss of consciousness? May I know what is the extent of the episode? If you feel blackout when looking up or turning your head, this may be due to pinching of the arteries that are present alongside the spine, called vertebral arter... Read Full »
How to find the reason for my mother-in-law's waist pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law is having difficulty in walking, climbing stairs and sitting. She is having pain in her waist for the last one month. She feels tired and helpless. She always wants to sleep. On some occasions, she becomes unconscious without any reason. When we checked her blood pressure... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden episodes of loss of consciousness and sleepiness sounds like a medical problem. We know that her blood sugar is normal, so are her other blood results (attachment removed to protect patient identity).She is in her early 50s. She is currently taking treatment ... 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 »
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. I ... Read Full »
Mom has brain hemorrhage and is unconscious. Please comment.
Query: Hi doctor,My mom has a brain hemorrhage. She has been unconscious. It has been two days since she is in ICU with artificial oxygen. Can you please comment more on this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has pose a danger on the left side of the brain in a very critical area. The most common cause of this bleed is high blood pressure. In such a situation, patients take a long time to r... Read Full »