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Back injury, forearm injury, dizziness, painful. Will I be okay?

During spots day, when I was walking down the slippery stairs, I fell down for about a few stairs, landing on my upper back and injuring my right forearm. When I stood up, I felt dizzy and feeling painful, so I went to take a seat. Unexpectedly, I collapsed onto the floor after I had seated. When I was conscious, my teachers and friends were calling me. That was when I woke up seconds later. May I know who does falling got to do with dizziness?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Dizziness after standing could be due to vasovagal shock. Pain over back and forearm seems to be due to soft tissue injury. Take rest and get it evaluated by your docter.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The dizziness followed by unconciousness could be due to the shock of the fall. This could cause a sudden transient ischaemic attack or a missed heart beat. You need to have a detailed physical examination to find out the cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The cause of fall is obvious - slip
The cause of syncope is not known / postural hypotension or vasovagal attack is the usual cause. Even pain, fear and anxiety could cause at times... There could be several others - but not likely in your age and situation. Dizziness may here mean reduced blood supply to the brain and precedes the fall.
Neurological examination and basic blood tests will help

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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