Brain & Nervous System Health Center

Understanding Fainting -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Fainting?

Depending on the cause of your fainting spell, you may have some or all of these symptoms before or during the episode:

Call Your Doctor About Fainting If:

You have an unexplained fainting episode. Especially if the episode occurs during exercise, happens during heart palpitations (feeling the heart beat irregularly), or if you have a family history of recurrent fainting or sudden death.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 04, 2015

Sources

SOURCES: 

Heart Rhythm Society. 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

The Merck Manual.

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