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head injury causing a vaso-vagal episode in a 2 year old

From: Sarah Mirams
Date: 7/9/01
Time: 1:30:50 AM
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My daughter experiences fainting episodes and also goes limp after hitting her head, it lasts for a few seconds then she starts breathing again, i thought she was just concussing herself but my doctor said last night that it was a vaso-vagal episode, my query is "what is it and why is it happening to my girl" i would appreciate any information from people who have had the same experience. my email is thank you

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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