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what to do if i have seiszure like things after fainting?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Syncope vs Seizure: One can have occasional jerk like movements of the limbs after they faint -- called convulsive syncope. There is no EEG correlate to the movements. Check with your doctor so that your concerns can be discussed and resolved.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why im always fainting wh at are the causes?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Refer to answer: Causes are either autonomic nervous system, cardiac, and vascular system. Also could be due to middle ear problem secondary due to virus or other causes. Please refer to your physician for work up.
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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How long do you stay in ER after fainting?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the circumstances of the fainting, and your evaluation by the er. Typically most of the time you spend in the er will be in the waiting room.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between fainting and unconscious?

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Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Rectangle/square: When one faints , they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Difference between blacking out, syncope and fainting?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
None: In general, non-medical people use these terms interchangeably.

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