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Son's bloody nose and fainting

From: Jim
Date: 2/1/01
Time: 2:03:23 PM
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My 20 year old sonhas always been prone to nosebleeds. Lately theyhave been hapening about once a week. Yesterday after a nosebleed he fainted. He went to a doctor who put him on an EKG and then did a cat scan thinking he had bleeding on the brain. The doctor thought about a spinal tap but decided not to do so because the cat scan was negative. She then told him she thought he had vaso-vagal syndrome. He had extremely high blood pressure when he was 2 weeks old but never had any re-occurrence. Your thoughts?

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