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Lost consciousness with incontinence. Need medical attention?

my wife passed out while at the nail salon. she began to snore. went limp, and was wet and clammy. She regained conciousness, 911 was called, she responded. She refused to go with them to the hospital for a check up. When she stood up, it was noticed that also became incontinent. All she wanted to do is come home and sleep.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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Dear Min_i_way, hello
It is possible that your wife had developed Vasovagal attack, while at the nail saloon.
In this the patient can develop unconscioussness due to stimulation of Vagus nerve,resulting in fall. Due to fall, circulation of blood increases towards brain and the patient regains conscioussness. Urinary incontinence can occur during this attack.
Also get blood pressure monitoring to check fall in blood pressure. If she is on some medication, consult your doctor and disscuss for its continuation.
Also have CT Scan done to rule out for any other cause.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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