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Have lightheadedness, fainted . Gave blood same day before this happened. What is it?

Gave blood 2 weeks ago in the early afternoon. Took a bath late that same night. Felt lightheaded after getting out of the bath. Sat down. Had a drink of cool water. Thought I felt better. Got up to go lay down on my bed. Took a step or two that I remember but must have been more as i fainted and woke up on the floor at the base of the shower. Husband tells me i was out a matter of seconds. Had a bruise on shoulder, swelling on right forehead, and ended up with some bruising across nose and upper eyelid of right eye. Now i have occasional vertigo when I go to lay down or rise from a sitting or lying down position. If I happen to stretch my body when i wake up in the morning while lying in bed with my back and head arched it feels like the room is spinning fast.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Some patients feel lightheadedness after Blood donation .In that increase of fluid intake and rest is required for 1-2 days. But now as you had problem you should go for CT scan of brain as there was trauma and bruising . If CT scan report is Ok consult ENT specialist . If there is any positive findings consult neurosurgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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