A member asked:

17 female, 52kg, bp- 95/67 pulse-71 sugar-4.6 hour and half after fainted whilst having blood test. always dizzy or light headed. is this normal?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Fayaz Shawl answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Yes: Your fainting spell while having a blood test is not uncommon. It is called a vaso-vagal attack.

Answered 1/9/2014


Dr. Galina Nikolskaya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Vasovagal: sounds like a typical vasovagal response to needle pick, pain or sight of blood causes transient drop in heart rate making you faint. this is not that uncommon and not dangerous. if you faint without a provokator that warrants more workup.

Answered 10/31/2016



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