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Question: what wrong?why do i faint

 SANAM - Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:46 pm

I faint at the sight of blood and this has been happening since last 6 years. I don't faint completely at the sight but i lose control over my body, even if it is just a finger cut. I can not even take care of my own finger cut because if there is any blood i cant look at it or ill sort of faint.
But i don't understand this because when i get my period, i do feel dizzy if i stare at my blood (which i avoid doing) but i don't faint like other times.

Do i need to seek help? is it normal? everyone else in my family and friends don't have this problem.

Please provide some info on this topic. Thankx

current medication: none
any history: none
family history: cancer
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:12 am

User avatar Hi SANAM,
Fainting at the sight of blood, or for any other of the numerous distressing situations experienced by some people is actually more common than you have the impression. The nervous system (specifically the autonomic nervous system) reacts or is triggered causing certain changes in body functions which lead to fainting. Best wishes and don't be overly concerned.
Theresa Jones, RN


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