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Upper abdominal discomfort, nausea, dizziness leading to fainting feeling, had low BP and pulse rate then. ECG, blood test normal. What could be the cause?

iam 37yrs male my medical parameters normal ,yesterday i am feeling some upper abdominal discomfort, nausea ,some digginess,for 4hrs then digginess &nausea increase &turn to fall onground.but no trauma,then for few second i stand up & go to sofa & lying down then my bp 90/70& pulse 78/min ecg normal --what is the cause for that
Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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Dear patient,

Thare are many causes of fainting, but in the setting of acute pain, fainting is suaually neurally mediated, in what we call a vasovagal reaction, an automatic nerve is stimulated due to the pain and causes the heart rate to go low as well as the blood pressure.

Plenty of fluids, avoiding pain and sitting down when you get premonitory symptoms are all indicated.

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Cardiology
Mayo Clinic MN
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