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Can you die from fainting?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Almost never, but...: Fainting, as it often happens when not quite enough blood flows to the brain, not due to a heart problem, leads to a quick awakening once the person is lying down for a minute or two. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if it is just this or more. If one is really unlucky, such as fainting when he is sweeping leaves off his second story roof, he'll tumble off, land on the concrete, and die.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is fainting?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Passing out: Loss of consciousness is fainting. Typically from transient inadequate flow to the brain. Can be caused by dehydration, vasovagal syn cope, trauma, intracranial bleeding, etc.

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