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I have been having blackout for less than a second for the

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Hi , I have been having blackout for less than a second for the past week ?? What do you suppose it is??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Did you have any other symptoms?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
8 days back i quit smoking cigarettes. One night before i got the first blackout (lasts less than even a second ). Since then i have been getting them everyday 3 to 4 times a day for the last week . I do not have any medical conditions . You know how when you enter a dark room from a very sunny area or get punched ,you have that bluish vision ,thats exactly how these blackouts are except they do not even last a second. What do you think it is and who do you think i should see for it ??
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

You might be having TIA's, mini strokes, cardiac problems.....hard to tell for sure.

One thing, however, is clear:

You should get into see your primary care MD as quickly as possible. These are not the type of symptoms to ignore or try to deal with on you own.
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