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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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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 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 diag...  Read Full »

I am a WPW syndrome patient. What effects can I expect from mining work?

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 velo...  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 am taking medication for seizures, but I passed out twice, and currently I have high fever. Did I pass out due to seizures or fever?

Query: I have a history of seizures in the past and I am under the medication Keppra 500 mg. I had a high fever around 101.2 degrees Fahrenheit. My father said I passed out two times. The first time, I hit my head on a wall due to the fall and I was unresponsive at first. Then once I woke up, I passed out ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From the available description, it is possible that you had another seizure last night. A fever of 101.2 degrees Fahrenheit can not explain passing out twice and falling. It is possible that the first time you had a los...  Read Full »

My mom has a brain hemorrhage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom has a brain hemorrhage. She has been unconscious. It has been two days since she is in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) with artificial oxygen. Can you please comment more on this?  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I feel dizzy and a fading consciousness. Please help.

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why am I 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 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 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 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 respons...  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 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 »

I am a 19-year-old female experiencing severe headaches, passing out, and seizures. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female, and I weigh about 150 pounds. I have been experiencing severe headaches. Six months ago, I passed out at my job and had a seizure in the ambulance. A week ago, I experienced another episode of passing out and having seizures. I have also been feeling nauseate...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. I would like to know further details about your problem, regarding headaches: Since when did you start experiencing headaches? In which areas of your head do you feel the headache, and where does i...  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. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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