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What would cause a 10 year old to pass out?

What would cause a 10 year old to pass out?

The most common cause of kids passing out is called vasovagal syncope (neurocardiogenic). This includes situations such as getting shots, blood draws, emotional stress. In younger children, breath holding during spells of crying is a common cause of passing out.

Why did my child lose consciousness?

Syncope is a brief loss of consciousness and muscle tone. It’s caused when the brain doesn’t get enough blood. It’s usually harmless, but in a small number of children, it’s caused by a heart problem. Syncope is usually diagnosed with a health history and physical exam, including checking blood pressure and heart rate.

What triggers a seizure in a child?

Anything that interrupts the normal connections between nerve cells in the brain can cause a seizure. This includes a high fever, high or low blood sugar, alcohol or drug withdrawal, or a brain concussion.

What are the symptoms of unconsciousness?

The following symptoms may occur after a person has been unconscious:

  • Amnesia for (not remembering) events before, during, and even after the period of unconsciousness.
  • Confusion.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Headache.
  • Inability to speak or move parts of the body (stroke symptoms)
  • Lightheadedness.

Can you lose consciousness for a second?

Fainting happens when you lose consciousness for a short amount of time because your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. The medical term for fainting is syncope, but it’s more commonly known as “passing out.” A fainting spell generally lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes.

What is the symptoms of fits disease?


  • Temporary confusion.
  • A staring spell.
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs.
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness.
  • Psychic symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu.

What is the most common reason for fainting?

Heart rhythm changes are the most common causes of passing out, fainting, or syncope. Frequently, fainting episodes are caused by a temporary change in normal body function. Heart rhythm changes like tachycardia are more dangerous and potentially life-threatening causes of fainting.