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Is Syncope Normal? Is it related to brain damage?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 4, 2021 9:44 AM

Anonymous 54 days

I’m a woman in my late 20’s and I’ve started experiencing ‘blood allergic’ (passed out when I saw blood) at 19 y/o right after I donated blood in a school event. After a few months, I’ve experience it again (passed out) when I visited my cousin in a hospital with a box of blood under his bed (due to pneumonia). This time around it’s a bit different because my parents told me that I had a bit seizures before I passed out. In August 2020, when I had Thalassemia test in a gov clinic where I need to withdraw my blood a bit, I passed out again with slight seizures and this time I unconsciously peed in my pants. The doctors quickly did an ECG test after that and the result turns out to be normal. They said it would be due to syncope. No further check was done after that. But the doctor did advise that if this happened again, I will need to go to emergency department immediately because it might be related to brain damage/problem.

I would like to know whether my condition is normal with having syncope? Or is it true that it’s a sign of a brain damage/problem? What should I do next to ensure I’m all good? - I do experience headaches and/or migraine sometimes. Appreciate your advise/help. Thank you.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 54 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • low blood pressure
  • low blood sugar
  • low red blood cell (anemia)
  • vertigo
  • Inner ear infection
  • vasovagal syncope

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Mon Jan 04 2021 09:44:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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