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A 19-year-old female asked about a 36-year-old female:

My mum before 3 days got a headache in her face then she cannot see and she fainted the doctors said that's because the anemia but i feel it's not!!!!

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
A Faint is Complex: You are describing what a patient would say is a "fainting spell or passing out". The medical term is syncopy. Only about 50% of the time do we ever know exactly why these occur. The most life threatening is the heart. Then all of the other metabolic reasons including blood glucose as well as anemia. Anemia can increase the chance of a headache called a migraine.

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