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It IS possible that dizziness and light-headedness could be from a middle ear problem related to recent infection.
It is more probable, especailly since she was not particularly athletic prior to entering the academy, that her fainting/passing-out episode WAS related to exertion and dehydration.
Also, it IS possible for stress and anxiety to be at play here.
She is in a new, physically and mentally challenging environment
And people experiencing acute anxiety can, in many cases, begin hyperventilating, which, eventually, leads to loss of consciousness.
I am glad she is getting a full medical workup, but chances are it will find nothing sinister.
are you there?
what questions do you have for me after reading the above?
HERE IS A GOOD REFERENCE ON ANXIETY/STRESS AND THE SYMPTOMS THAT ACCOMPANY IT
THIS TOO IS A GOOD REFERENCE FOR YOU ABOUT FAINTING (COMMON FAINTING)
I am ok with your answer, thx. her father things it could be a tumor, that i was worried about too
Very unlikely that this is a tumor, I asssume you are concerned about a brain tumor?
Stand by for a minute, going to get you a good reference and then explain why it is not likely to be this.... very, very unlikely...
As you will see
brain tumors CAN cause SEIZURES, but usually not fainting
also, patient with brain tumors develop symptoms over time
for months or years
and often visual problems
your daughter seems to have developed these symtpoms very acutely, so, it is unlikely based on the acuity and her symtpoms that this is a tumor in the brain
ok, I think it sounds great she does not have most of them
one last thing
her medical evaluation should include a good look at her heart
do not think this is likely, but more likely than a brain tumor and often is a cause of symcope in young adults.
yes, they did some test on her heart too, it was fine
do you have anything else for me this morning?
well thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know what it would be, but at least you calmed me down
thanks and have a great day
the evaluation of dizziness and fainting is very difficult as there are so many potential causes
my bet is that with your daughter it will prove to be a harmless cause.
yeah, I read about it
oh, i hope so!!!!
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