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8 year old daughter might have Vaso Vagal

From: HASmom


My 8 year old daughter had a fainting spell today-the first ever. She was getting ready for school and I was doing her hair and she just went out really quick. She was out for around 1 minute. Went to the doctor and he did some simple balance test and said he thought she had a vaso-vagal episode. But if she fainted again he would want to do a ekg, eeg, and fasting blood sugar. What is anyones opion who has this. Before today I had never heard of this. Any info would help. Should I insist on test now or what and see if she has another fainting spell?

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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