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Vaso-Vagal Syndrome: Minor surgury

From: Guy
Date: 3/11/01
Time: 3:52:27 AM
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Last friday during a minor operation I had a vaso-vagal attack, and was told by the surgeon that I suffer from vaso-vagal syndrome and need to inform other sergeons and doctors in future.

My doctor had sent me to the A&E (ER in the US) department at our local hospital to have a large infected folical on the back of my neck drained.

Having just completed injecting local anesthetic a round the infected area, I sundenly felt nauseous and feint. The next thing I remember was coming round with my legs being held in the air and with an oxygen mask on my face.

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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