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My mum who is 86 went to doctors surgery to have bandage on

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My mum who is 86 went to doctor's surgery to have bandage on leg refreshed (she had had a fall a few days previous to this) she was very very nervous before the visit (she sometimes faints at the sight of blood) and whilst nurse was changing her bandage she got sick, then fainted but I notice just after the faint that the left side of her face collapsed and became distorted like in stroke victims. She regained within a few minutes and she was fine, face fine etc. Her doctor told me her blook pressure had dropped and her heart rate went down, and this caused the vasovagal. My concern is could she also have had a Transient Ischemic attack?...because of the stroke like collapse of left hand side of face. She has no medical history of heart problems.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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drops in blood pressure can affect the brain and cause the face to droop and distort the face.

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because it was happening when she was fainting, I don't think it is due to TIA.

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if she recovered fully after they changed her bandage, I would not stress about a TIA.

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