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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Suddenly, I got fainted and waked up with eye bruising. Can I have syncope at 28 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old with normal weight and following a vegetarian diet. Last month, I fainted at home and my friends told me that I was not able to breathe. Once I woke up, I saw the area around my eye is bruised. It happened again last night and I was able to inhale and not able to exhale.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the position while fainting whether you were standing or sitting or doing exertion, any other symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, duration of fainting, any urinary incontinence, or tongue bite. Please mention about the health condition present after get...  Read Full »

What causes various parts of the body to tremble occasionally?

Query: Hand trembling (intermittent)(more prominent), when asked to reach my hands out with my eyes closed, it was observed to be trembling. Various parts of the body trembles occasionally (lips, shoulder, legs, thigh) Takes a few seconds to feel heat/cold (especially at bottom of feet) When standin...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear do you take caffeinated drinks or alcohol? Do you experiencing sleep less nights?. Do you have any diarrhoea or malobsorption syndrome?. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. It may be due to panic attacks or functional tremors or anemia or BPPV or postural hyp...  Read Full »

Based on the attached reports, is angiography the right course of action?

Query: Hi doctor, Twelve years back, my mother-in-law's pulse had drastically fallen, and she was admitted to a hospital. Subsequently, a pacemaker was inserted. It was replaced four years back. Today we had gone for a routine checkup, as she was complaining of upper back pain and blackouts yesterday. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Could you please describe her symptoms in detail, including back pain and blackouts? Did she experience interruption while getting up from sleep or while sitting? Is she experiencing back pain recently or for a long time? Any worsening of pain from movements...  Read Full »

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

Query: Sudden dizziness and fainting. I’ve never fainted before. I fainted Today from heat exhaustion and dehydration, do I need Medical attention?  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Sudden dizziness is due to inadequate blood supply to brain temporarily.Temporary dizziness may be caused by dehydration due to heat,excessive sweating,diarrhea.Even sudden fear ,anxiety can cause dizziness.  Read Full »

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

Query: My 14years 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 and prevention of further occurence.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari


Answer: Hello, I hope she is doing fine now. There are numerous causes for fainting (syncope). 1. Dehydration- improper intake of water may lead to dehydration Anemia/ menstrual cycle may also lead to syncope in female adolescents 2.vasovagal- emotional upset, anxiety , sudden standing from sitting pos...  Read Full »

What are the signs of concussion in a newborn?

Query: Hello doctor, What is a concussion? What signs should I look for in a newborn to see if he has a concussion?  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A concussion is an injury to the head and consequently brain, that is caused by a fall or a hit. The danger is baby might bleed inside the brain. Three danger signs to look for in a baby with a concussion are: See if the baby loses consciousness. See if the baby has...  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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

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 direct...  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 »

Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

Can mining work cause any effect on WPW syndrome patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My question is regarding WPW syndrome. I suffer from WPW syndrome, I just came to know about it. I am a mining engineer and work for a mining company, my day to day work involves blasting and exposure to heat, dust, and low oxygen environment. The blasts are severe, the peak particle vel...  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The working environment has nothing to do with increasing the chances of WPW (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome). However, some patients could collapse and have a brief loss of consciousness with WPW episode. It is recommended that those patient work ...  Read Full »

I feel a loss of consciousness when I am off of Paxidep. What should be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a professor and I teach daily for six to seven hours in standing position. Two years ago suddenly I felt a loss of consciousness and restlessness. This increases when I speak on an elevated platform. I have a high fear to get down and there is an appearance of loss of control in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Clinically, your symptoms are suggestive of a postural related drop in blood pressure. However, that will not respond to Paxidep (Paroxetine) which is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and an antidepressant. I believe the sympt...  Read Full »

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