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Lymphocytes abs 3.12, Monocytes 0.97, total WBC 9.6. Smyptoms are extreme fatigue, feel hot, intermittent near syncope. Possible causes?
Depends on cause: Syncope can be due to a simple faint (like having blood drawn) or it can be due to serious heart disease with dangerous arrhythmias. The causes are legion. Some don't involve the heart at all like low blood sugar or epilepsy. You should discuss your syncope with someone who knows your full medical history to see if additional testing is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Passing out is common and common causes are emotion, dehydration, medications. Depending on age abnormalities of heart rhythm become more prevalent. Rare entities such as cardiomyopathy are possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc. If this is recurrent or there is no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more
I had an episode of syncope while driving. Am i more likely to suffer this again having already had an episode of it?
It depends: The answer to this depends on the reason for the syncope, and whether it's been addressed & treated or not. Syncope can come from many sources -- drug effects, blood pressure problems, blood sugar problems, heart rhythm disturbances, etc. You really need to work with your own doctor about this -- could be fatal for you, your passengers, and other drivers if you don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably a good idea: Syncope is common. Common causes: emotion, dehydration, medications. Abnormalities of heart rhythm increase with age. Cardiomyopathy is rare but possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc right away. But if recurrent or no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more