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How serious is VV?

From: MLance


I remember passing out for the first time when I was seven years old. I'm 22 now. I pass out easily, and I can usually predict when I'm going to pass out. It's just something I've always had to deal with. As a child, I never saw a "real doctor." My family was poor, and we usually sought medical attention at the local health department. I just visited a family doctor for the first time last after being brought to the ER for passing out. He told me I have VV. He didn't tell me much about it, just to look it up on the Internet. How serious is VV?

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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