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What could be the reason of sudden fainting?

My boyfriend just fell to the floor with his eyes wide open. At first he wasn t responsive, but then he seemed to be awake, but unaware of the fact that he was on the floor. He said he thought that he must ve just fainted because he was tired, but his eyes were open and he was semi-conscious the whole time. I sent him to bed straight away. Will he be ok or is this something that should be looked at right away?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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He could have fainted because of one of the following causes

1. He had a hypoglycemic attack ( in case of starvation)
2. He had a syncopal attack

If you think he hit his head against something then look out for the following signs

1. severe unbearable head ache
2. vomiting
3. further loss of consciouness
4. seizures
5. weaknees or loss of movement of any of the limbs

in case any of the above symptoms consult a doctor immediately
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aniruddha Panja's  Response
Hello Dear...
Thanks for your question.
First of all I must say .... Do not panic in such situation... Almost every person has fainted sometimes in his life . Did he have similar episodes before ? Did he have tongue biting or incontinence during the episode? There is every chance that he was having an attack of epilepsy. There are multiple causes of sudden faint ranging from dehydration , hypotension, hypoglycemia, to more serious causes like epilepsy , Cerebrovascular attack etc. A proper neurological evaluation is needed. You must take him to a neurologist and get a checkup done.

I hope everything goes well & fine . Update here about how things progress..
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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