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Is everybody allowed to faint once in a lifetime, and not have any medical problem causing it?
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Dr. John Washburn
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In brief: Yes...BUT
Fainting (or syncope) is not necessarily due to major medical problems.
In fact, often it's a rather benign thing like dehydration or acute febrile illness (like the flu) that cause it. However, this should not be ignored. If there is a fainting episode you should see a provider and get checked. Chances are they won't find anything if it is a recurrent thing then a more precise eval is needed.

In brief: Yes...BUT
Fainting (or syncope) is not necessarily due to major medical problems.
In fact, often it's a rather benign thing like dehydration or acute febrile illness (like the flu) that cause it. However, this should not be ignored. If there is a fainting episode you should see a provider and get checked. Chances are they won't find anything if it is a recurrent thing then a more precise eval is needed.
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