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Vaso-Vagal with Tilt Table Test negative?

From: George, 19 year-old male


Hello, I am a 19 year old asian male, on the skinny side, and with borderline low blood pressure. I first fainted about ~4-5 years ago after waking up early in the morning and running to the bathroom to urinate. Apparently I passed out on the way back to my bedroom.

The second time was about 3 years ago, when I suddenly started experience stomach cramps (possible from food poisoning) and passed out during class. Apparently, I was shaking.

The third time happened about 3 months ago, again, from food poisoning.

The fourth and fifth time happened just recently in a span of two days due to stomach pain caused by an inflammed appendix, happening both the night before and after surgery.

The kicker is that I have gone through a tilt-table test and the results came back negative. One doctor said that these episodes only seem to happen when I have stomach pain, and since I did not have any during the test, no episodes were induced.

Has anyone else been diagnosed with Vaso-Vagal, yet have tested negative to the tilt table? After visiting this forum, it is kind of a relief after seeing my range of fainting stimuli is quite narrow.


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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