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What causes sudden fainting?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: hello sir. my name is from XXXXX, i'am from XXXXXXX i have fainted once in my house after jogging for some 5 minutes. my father pick me up. i came back to senses and my father asked me how it happened, but i didn't remember anything. i have little urinted in my pants as my father said. he measured my blood pressure was low. it was 120/60. doctor told me to go for EEG, MRI, ct scan but reports said that there are not epileptic discharges, every thing was clear. but he told me to take a medicine levipil 500. (levetiracetam tablets) for one year. I was little confused after studying from the internet i wanted a clear answer regarding the problem and curability. how long it will take. is this any other disease ..
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (1 hour later)
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Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM.
See following are the possibilities:
1. Syncope.
2. Seizure
Since you got faint after you had done workout so possibility of Syncope is there.
One can pass urine in syncope also.
However to rule out seizure on basis of history I need following details as the medicine you are taking is for seizure disorder.
1. Did you have a tongue bite?
2. If anyone witnessed the event were you told to have been jerking.
3. For how much time you remained unconscious?
4. Did you come to know that you are about to get unconscious or it was abrupt?

Revert with these details for a better help.
Stay Healthy.
Dr Anshul Varshney.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (12 hours later)
As i felt facing my face my lip side got cut from my teeth hitting the ground. My dad said little groaning sound was coming from my mouth and body was little moving. I stayed unconscious for may 1- 2min or little less.
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (9 minutes later)
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Dear Friend.
The description given by you seems to be Seizure.
Since your MRI and EEG are normal so it might be Acute Symptomatic Seizure or Idiopathic Seizure disorder.
I would recommend you to continue with the medicine as advised by your doctor.
Usually treatment is given for 2 years and then gradually drug is withdrawn. If there is relapse we start the medication again.
So you have to continue with the medication as advised.
We also advise the seizure patients not to cross the road lonely and should avoid driving and operating machinery.
You should also take proper sleep and should not get sleep deprived.
If you have any further query please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (5 minutes later)
Sir can i do gym exercises or little bit of physical exercise can lead to relapse of the seizure.
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (3 hours later)
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Yes you can do exercises but avoid running on treadmill and using heavy machines in gym.
This is just because in case you get a seizure again, you might get seriously injured.
If you have any further query please ask me else close the discussion and rate it.
Stay Healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes sudden fainting?

Brief Answer: Detail follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Friend. Welcome to HCM. See following are the possibilities: 1. Syncope. 2. Seizure Since you got faint after you had done workout so possibility of Syncope is there. One can pass urine in syncope also. However to rule out seizure on basis of history I need following details as the medicine you are taking is for seizure disorder. 1. Did you have a tongue bite? 2. If anyone witnessed the event were you told to have been jerking. 3. For how much time you remained unconscious? 4. Did you come to know that you are about to get unconscious or it was abrupt? Revert with these details for a better help. Stay Healthy. Dr Anshul Varshney.