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i'm 13 days c-section postpartum. i was sleeping and i woke up to feed my baby. i felt very dizzy and faint like. my vision was blackened and i started hearing a high pitch noise. i laid down for a few minutes and i felt better. what is this & how to prev

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Anemia: Discuss with your doctor. You might be anemic. Sit on edge of bed for a minute or two before going from reclined to standing to let your heart and blood vessels prepare for the change in position.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Low blood pressure: Sounds like your blood pressure dropped when you got up and this is consistent with your symptoms. Drink plenty of fluids and get up slowly to prevent this. If this continues for more than a few days--see your OB gyn.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
I agree with Dr. Fricke. I would also add making sure you are well nourished and have not missed any meals. Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, may play a role in this situation.
Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Have snacks also: I would get up slowly from any seated or lying postion. Make sure you are well nourished and well hydrated. Maintained healthy glucose levels throughout your day by having small snacks can help also.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
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