Fainting usually isn’t a cause for concern, but it can be a symptom of a serious medical problem in some cases. A sudden onset of fainting spells or a number of fainting spells in a given period may require medical consultation.
Depending on the findings from a thorough history and physical examination, the doctor may order additional tests. Tests may include those to rule out a cardiac problem:
- Holter monitorechocardiogram, which is a test that uses sound waves to produce a moving picture of your heart
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Head CT scan
Treatment for fainting will depend on a doctor’s diagnosis. If there are no underlying medical conditions causing the fainting spells, treatment is generally not needed.