What other symptoms might occur with fainting?
Fainting may accompany other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.
Symptoms that may occur along with fainting
Fainting may accompany other symptoms including:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty hearing
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Pale skin (pallor)
- Shaking or trembling
- Vision problems
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, fainting may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
What is fainting?
Fainting is a loss of consciousness that occurs from a loss of, or decreased amount of, blood supply to the brain. It may be preceded by the sensation of feeling lightheaded or unsteady, as if you will lose your balance, or a feeling that things are spinning around you. Fainting and dizziness may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as Read more about fainting introduction
What causes fainting?
A number of conditions can cause you to feel dizzy or lightheaded, which occurs when the brain does not get enough oxygen. These include hunger, fatigue, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or anxiety. Fainting can also occur from violent coughing fits or straining from urination or defecation. Feelings of anxiety, panic and fear can also result in fainting.... Read more about fainting causes