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pregnant & have suffered v v 19 years with menstruation

From: danielle


hi! i have spent the last 19 years with transient episodes of "fainting" during pelvic exams and especially bad menstrual cramps.i am currently 30 years old and 5 months pregnant with my first child.i am an lpn with 10 years of practice and have never seen, heard, or read of anyone else with my symptomology.i have spent months searching the internet fruitlessly for research and birth stories from women who have delivered babies who had a history of vv with no ob gyn referred me to neurology who confirmed it is in fact vv...i had not sought treatment for this (i already knew none exists) until the issue of how vv may effect delivery and fetal circulation md's are not sure what is the safest delivery option and neither am i. if anyone in this forum could share their experience i would be very grateful. also, i plan to report my own l&d experience in july (hopefully not before)so if anyone in the future may possilbly benefit. p.s. vv is in fact a physical disorder!

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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