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From: Christine F.
I had an in office procedure done in 2001. It was a procedure to tie off interal hemorroids. The procedure went well and after I got up from the table to go and use the restroom, I got only about 12 feet out of the room and a wave of nausea came over me with a feeling of passing out. I made it to a chair before passing out. The doctor told me I was out approx. 1-1/2 minutes. My blood pressure was extremely low and stayed that way, so, they put me in the hospital overnite. I did fine. Went home and all was well. Last August I had a colonoscopy and when they went to sit me up my blood pressure dropped really fast, so, they laid me down quickly. After a while they tried it again real slowly and I tolerated that ok. I am going to have some surgery here real soon and I am fearful of another attack. What is the best thing for doctors and nurses to do for a patient who has a history of these episodes? Should they slowly raise the bed every 5 minutes or so so that you become upright in a slow methodical way? WHY does this happen? Is it dangerous? I am thin and in fairly good shape. I am 55 year old female. Please help me...THANK YOU, Christine