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Vaso-vagal response to pain



My 8 year old daughter hit her knee the other day quite hard. She then had what looked like a very short seizure; however, her doctor has suggested that it was probably a vaso-vagal response and that it is fairly common when one injurs their knee or elbow (funnybone). Has anyone else had this experience or heard of someone experiencing this vaso-vagal response after hitting an elbow or knee??? (She was diagnosed with Leukemia in May, 2001 and completed her chemotherapy in Dec. 2003)

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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