Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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You mentioned you'd never had a pelvic exam before. My GYN told me that even people that aren't prone to VV attacks often have them when their cervix is touched. Apparently, there is a very sensitive nerve on teh cervix that can trigger an attack. I too am very worried about having VV when I am pregnant. Every time I have an annual pelvic exam, I have a VV attack. It's horrible. I would ask your doctor about the cervical nerve my doctor mentioned and see if he/she can't give you more information about it and how it relates to pregnancy. Good luck and please keep us posted as you go through your pregnancy as I'm thinking of getting pregnant soon and am very worried about my VV attacks and how it might affect pregnancy.

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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