Fainting while in the shower

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Patient: I recently fainted in the shower after having intercourse with my girlfriend. I was very hydrated that day and have no medical history. Should I be worried or is it just due to the heat?



Symptoms: Fainting

Doctor: Hello,The most likely cause as you mentioned in a hot day and after an intercourse , dehydration can definitely be a cause for hypovolemic syncopal attack in the shower. You may have become unconscious for sometime and once lying down , your conciousness would have recovered. This would be typically dehydration.If similar episodes re-occur in future after sex and in absence of any dehydration , then it would require an evaluation by your physician in detail including your neuropsychological status.I hope i have answered your query,regards


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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