To find the
cause of fainting, a doctor will do a physical exam and ask questions about the
fainting episode. You can help your doctor by being prepared to describe what
happened before you fainted, how long you were "out," and how you felt when you
Depending on what the physical exam shows, the doctor may
want to do tests. These tests may include:
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 02, 2013
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