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Getting fainting spells. All medical test normal. How to diagnose the problem?

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i have fainting spells. I had all the tests for heart lungs ect. everything was normal. what else shall I try.?
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 50 minutes later
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The fainting spells can be due to postural hypotension where you will have fainting when you stand from a sitting/lying down posture.
It may be due to vasovagal syncope where it is often related to urination, post meals or anytime.
Third common cause remains a sick sinus, where heart does not make enough beats or a ventricular tachycardia where heart produces erratic rhythm.
Lastly it can be due to a seizure also.
You should get a physical examination by a local physician and get an ECG, Holter monitoring, ECHO, Lipid profile, and checking the changes in BP when changing posture from sitting to standing.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
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