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Re: vaso-vagal after childbirth



I'd have to disagree with the previous poster. I have been diagnosed w/ VV and have these episodes after my cervix is even slightly touched during pelvic exams. My OBGYN told me that there is a nerve on the cervix that is extremely sensitive and can cause VV reactions. This would certainly happen during childbirth. Also, when I do have a a VV episode, my symptoms are exactly like yours - tunnel vision, loss of hearing, then I pass out and seize. Doctors don't seem to make a big deal out of these episodes and obviously you are fine now, so I wouldn't worry about it too much, but I do know how scary it is. Good luck.

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