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Fell down some steps and fainted. Had fits. Should I seek medical advice?

hi i fell down some steps this morning and started to feel quite dizzy and faint the next thing i knew my father was shouting me and i could feel my self coming too a bit and i jumped up crying and shouting did i pass out. my father described me as looking almost like i fitted but some how he managed to jolt me out of it should i seek medical advice or is this just shock from the fall? i did fall quite hard.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.

Loss of consciousness and a fit like episode after a fall definitely needs a medical advise. There are chances of internal haemorrage- bleeding in the brain if the fall is quite hard. Is there any history of seizures/fits in the past, your age and health conditions will decide the diagnosis. Before a fit there are chances of aura-blurring of vision and headache, ringing sensation in the head. In a person with a first fit it will be difficult for him to recognize these things.

A general physical exam, routine blood check and if necessary a CT will help you in diagnosing the condition.
If all these are in normal limits it could be a just shock as you said.

Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You must be seen by a neurologist.
Syncope and seizure must be investigated - especially when occurring for the first time.
It is better to be safe than sorry.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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