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What does it mean if I have passed out?

What does it mean if I have passed out?

Talk with your doc: Be a good detective. Think about your clues. What happened right before you passed out? Any palpitations? Change in medications/herbs/supplements? How well did you eat that day [any skipped meals]? How long were you out? These are some of the things to talk about with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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What does it mean if i always poo when i pass urine?

What does it mean if i always poo when i pass urine?

Depends: Women, unlike men who stand up to urinate, have the luxury of having urine and stool at the same time which can be completely normal. If your stools are like diarrhea or they are hard balls of stool, then that can be a problem the needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit out black?

What does it mean when you spit out black?

Possible blood: Black vomitus may be related to blood from your intestinal area and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have cough?

What does it mean if I have cough?

Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related to post nasal drip from allergies, asthma, and occasionally heart burn disease (gerd). Other possibilities include medications called ace inhibitors and rarely more concerning processes that need more careful history. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood come out after you urinate?

What does it mean when you have blood come out after you urinate?

Get it evaluated: This is never normal and should be evaluated by a urologist. It can be related to a local irritation, urinary infection, prostatitis or more serious issues. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have diplopia?

What does it mean if I have diplopia?

Double vision: Could mean a number of things, it depends if you are seeing double out of one eye or both eyes together. Sudden onset of diplopia could be serious, so see your eyemd right away. Monocular diplopia often happens as cataracts worsen, and is bothersome, leading to cataract surgery, which usually corrects the problem. Binocular diplopia is an eye muscle and brain problem in most cases. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have dizziness?

What does it mean if I have dizziness?

Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained by "benign" causes (orthostatic hypotension, for example) and also having other symptoms present (headache, double vision, seizures, numbness, weakness in certain parts of the body, gait disturbances etc.). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a bloody discharge?

What does it mean when you have a bloody discharge?

Bleeding Somewhere: A bloody discharge from any of the body orifices that is not routinely expected would suggest bleeding somewhere. As you did not state your gender, or where the bloody discharge is, more information would be required to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period, but you blood comes out blackish-brownish?

What does it mean when you have your period, but you blood comes out blackish-brownish?

The blood is: Likely old and deoxygenated. Don't worry - the color of menstrual blood isn't normally clinically significant. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

What exactly does it mean when you get a bloody nose?

Blood is coming from: Your nose. Possible reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i poo a lot?

What does it mean if i poo a lot?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have boil?

What does it mean if I have boil?

Infection: A boil is a deeper seat abcess under the skin surface. It is like a pimple gone wild. They protrude above the skin line, go deep into the subdermal layers, and can be painful and easily traumatized. You can try overlaying it with a very warm soak and then lancing it with a sterile needle if available. If you have the least concern, see your family doc or an er doc. ...Read more

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I don't exactly know how to explain this my vagina is big and i was wondering if it was normal or not because it sticks out if it is normal what can I do so it doesn't stick out my underwear

I don't exactly know how to explain this my vagina is big and i was wondering if it was normal or not because it sticks out if it is normal what can I do so it doesn't stick out my underwear

Unfortunately : Unfortunately the size of your labia majora (outer vaginal lips) are genetically predetermined. The only way to decrease the size/appearance is to have surgery. If this is something you are interested in please consult the plastic surgeons here on avvo.Com for more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have bruising?

What does it mean if I have bruising?

Purple skin mark: A bruise is a leakage of blood from a skin vein. Most bruises are caused by trauma to the skin in otherwise healthy people. If there is no trauma, it can signify something wrong with the vein, or with the bloods ability to coagulate properly, and can signify a blood disorder like leukemia. Older peope get arm bruises, and even tearing of the skin, from thin, sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have thin blood?

What does it mean if you have thin blood?

Thin blood: This is not a medical term. It is used by people to refer to blood in a patient treated with anticlot drugs so that the blood doesn't clot normally. For instance the drugs warfarin and Heparin which are anticlotting drugs are collogquially called 'blood thinners'. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have green snot?

Nothing for certain: Pseudomonas is a very common flora in humans that produces a green color when it grows on human flies and tissues. Not necessarily an infective issue but rather colonization of the material the bacteria is growing upon. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Bloom
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Loss Of Consciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a ...Read more


Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more