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Brain & Nervous System Health Center

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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:

Understanding Fainting

Find out more about fainting:



Diagnosis and Treatment


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

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