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Son keeps on fainting

By Anonymous December 17, 2010 - 6:20am
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Hi my son is 12, since the age of he has quiet a lo of fainting eposides everytime i took him to the docter and hospital they could not find the cause and said it is due to dehydration then at the age of 10 he fainted quiet a couple of times durings the yr took him hospital and did the necessary test on the brain etc, the docter could not find anything but gave me an explaination saying his inner body is hotter then the outerbody , and when he doing sports etc his oxygen level does not reach his brain and he faints and this should go when he gets older hmmm now he is 12 between 10 to 12 he has few eposides then last week Mond he came home saying mum not feeling well had bit of chest pain (been coughing) and felt fainting, He then had high temp and took him to the docter who said he has got flu, been weak did not go to school eventually went to school today last day of term and he fainted in class saying he felt hot took off his sweater and he collapsed. Now what could this faint be??

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. How scary, seeing your son faint! I was a fainter when I was younger. Mine was related to hormones. I have a sister who also fainted a lot when she was going through puberty. I'm sure it's a good idea to make sure your son is eating healthy, and drinking enough water regularly to help keep those episodes to a minimum. Keep working with your doctor, or a find a different one to do some tests if the problem persists. Have you noticed any commonalities in when he has these episodes? Is it when he's sick, or when he's stressed? Keep track of this in addition to when the episodes happen and other seemingly related symptoms so when you talk with a doctor you can clearly relate these things.
I also came across this similar ASK that may be of interest: When Children Faint What Could Be the Cause?
Good luck and let us know what you find out and how your son is doing.

December 17, 2010 - 9:16am
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