Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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vaso-vagal in nature?

From: mike


I was recently in the urologist's office for a vasectomy. I received the local anastesia and the doctor started to make the first incision when I became overwhelmingly sweaty, nauseous, and clammy. My skin turned white and my blood pressure dropped to 102/70.The doctor used the term that I "vagaled out." The nurse said I had a panic attack. I have experienced these symptoms before on a few occasions, but have never heard of this term. Is this possible, or is it something that I need to see my doctor about? Any feedback at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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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