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Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...Read more


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Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Feeling faint and extremely sweaty for a short time during pregnancy. This a common occurrence?

Pregnancy complicati: Hormonal changes, thryoid disease, heat problems can cause those symptoms you mentioned. Talked to your obgyn about it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: Many issues: ?anemia, low or high blood sugar, pregnancy itself, hormonal fluctuations etc. The best idea is to have a thorough OB-GYN examination, . ...Read more

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Shortness of breath that comes with a constant headache & feeling faint! (29weeks) pregnant ! ?

Shortness of breath that comes with a constant headache & feeling faint! (29weeks) pregnant ! ?

Start local; OB, L&D: Step 1 for pregnant women with headache and feeling of being faint, breathless is to immediately call OB provider or go to l&d. Then additional evaluations/care can be arranged. People in ohio are fortunate to have at least 3 perinatal centers at major teaching hospitals. There are ways for doctors to easily refer patients or to connect with nationally known maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists. ...Read more

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I'm 8wks pregnant & sometimes feel short of breath, usually with stair climbing. No feeling faint, just feel aware of need to take deep breaths. Normal?

No: That should not happen just because you are pregnant, you need to tell your OB so you can be referred for a cardiac and or pulmonary workup, and better to do now then wait till it could potential to get worse and you need to know if everything is normal or not. ...Read more

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I am at least 6 weeks pregnant. Is dizziness and feeling faint normal?I thought i was going to pass out, my vision turned black.Should i go to the er?

I am at least 6 weeks pregnant. Is dizziness and feeling faint normal?I thought i was going to pass out, my vision turned black.Should i go to the er?

Not normal: That early in pregnancy, if you are well hydrated and nourished (which you better be, since you are eating for two), then no, that is not normal. You should be evaluated either by your ob/gyn or in the er. If you start having abd pain, then go to er asap. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

See your dr.: You should see your dr. For an evaluation. Sometimes illnesses can have varied or overlapping symptoms such as heart disease ; gerd. Eat several small meals slowly throughout the day. Avoid spicy, rich and fried foods. Elevate your head at night. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox during pregnancy for heartburn. If u still feel dizzy ; breathless get checked for anxiety. ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant, nausea/vomiting x6 days, feeling faint, pain in left ribcage, abd pain when urinating. NOT MORNING SICKNESS! ER???

14 weeks pregnant, nausea/vomiting x6 days, feeling faint, pain in left ribcage, abd pain when urinating. NOT MORNING SICKNESS! ER???

MD visit needed ASAP: Whether you go to the ER or call your OB MD you need immediate evaluation for possible UTI and dehydration. Extreme vomiting can quickly cause dehydration when pregnant and immediate care is needed. ...Read more

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What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

What might cause faintness, numbness, pain, and lightheaded drowsy and really abnormal feeling only while laying?

Many things: Could be anxiety or medical problems. I suggest you see your family physician. Make sure you ask your family members if they have ever had anything like this. Also does this only happen when you are falling off to sleep or coming out of sleep. If so make note of this. Does your heart skip beats? Start taking your BP first sitting then standing am, noon, 6pn, hs with pulse and axial temp. Keep a log. ...Read more

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Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Symptoms: break out into a cold sweat, hands start shaking, feeling of faintness, heart races. Out of theblue onset of symptons?

Check blood sugar: I would first have my blood glucose level checked, these signs are consistent with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but can also mean other things, but first thing's first. Next i would have a cardiac evaluation and this would include an examination of your thyroid function. You should see your primary care doctor soon. ...Read more

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Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

Scrotal hernia for 10 years and now faintness feeling when getting up after laying down. Is this serious and are they related?

Here are some...: It is overdue to hang around with a hernia for more than 10 years; it is too long especially in the US. Now is the time to confirm what it may be, hydrocele or inguinal hernia or cyst? To get these done correctly is not that hard by following instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC..... ...Read more

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What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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I am feeling Nausea and dizziness while my stomach is low on food. Sometimes the pain goes to the brain or I feel faintness . once I am on Food its Ok?

I am feeling Nausea and dizziness while my stomach is low on food. Sometimes the pain goes to the brain or I feel faintness . once I am on Food its Ok?

PERHAPS you have: low blood sugar issues. Please see your doctor. Also, make sure you eat regularly. Do not skip breakfast. Graze by eating a little protein every few hours. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness = the sensation that one ...Read more