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What could cause frequent fainting?

I have been *almost fainting a couple of times in the last month and it's happened to me 4 times in the last 6 months. I have always eaten, so its not my blood sugar i'm sure, i wasn't sick (its common for me to be very light headed with vertigo when i am sick) but these times i wasn't and i am concerned now that it has happened twice in a short period of time something is wrong.
I am a 25 year old female, 170cm, about 55kg.
I get lightheaded, my ears start to ring or i start sweating very very quickly and i have to put my head between my legs or i know i will faint or fall over at least.

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Wed, 2 Jul 2014
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Hi,
Low blood pressure, diabetes can cause fainting, but your problem seems to be more related to your ear. Any problem in inner ear can cause same symptoms. Have a General check up once to rule out low blood pressure, and diabetes, and then get an Ear check up done by a ENT specialist. This will mostly diagnose your condition.
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