Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
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?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
5265383 tn?1453516751
Blank
aspen2
ON
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN