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Increased sensitivity to vaso-vagal nerve

From: CRA


My Father use to have frequent fainting spells for no apparent reason. At the age of 36 he had a physical which revealed tumors in his large intestine. The tumors were benign and were removed. From then on there were no more fainting spells. When I was about 30 I started having vaso-Vagal episodes which caused me to nearly faint. My heart rate and blood pressure would drop and my skin would get clammy. This seems to scare everyone but myself. I recently went to the doctor for pain in the left side of my abdomen and blood in my stool. I told the doctor of my fathers history and I will now be going to have a lower GI evaluation. This is when I went onto the web and started searching for more information on the Vaso-Vagal nerve. I found information that says that the nerve travels from the rectum area and through the intenines. This might explain why my fathers condition subsided after removal of the tumors. The condition with the pain in my side seems to be getting worse as well as my vaso-vagal condition. I will be monitoring the remarks on this website and will update with the results of GI investigation.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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