Neurology Community
My daughter blacks out
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

My daughter blacks out

what might cause my 10 y.o daughter to black out? Since she was perhaps 5 y.o., we have noticed she falls out of chairs for no reason while just sitting--noticed it happens maybe 3-8 times/year. She acts confused or perhaps momentarily catatonic when it happens, not even sure she realizes what happened. It never ooks like she's actually fainted/lost consciousness. Now she's fainted for the first time during her last 10 minutes of basketball--not sure it's even related. (there is a blood clotting genetic discorder that runs in various family members plus I have normal but low blood pressure) Any insight? Should I be concerned?
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi there. You need to be concerned as these black outs in your daughter might be epilepsy, if she doesn’t lose consciousness these could be absence seizures or petit mal epilepsy where the child is apparently awake and there with eyes open but not able to understand anything and actually undergoing an epileptiform activity. Only an EEG recording done at that time can provide evidence of seizure. Consult a neurologist immediately and let him do an EEG, neuro physiological study. Once it is proven she will need to take anti epilepsy drugs. Take care.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
9 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123