I had just stepped out of the shower when I began to feel dizzy and hot. I have had this feeling before after a hot shower and usually sitting down immediately takes care of it. However, this time the feeling kept progressing. I stood up and fainted about 2 second later. I have no clue how long I was out, but it couldn't have been for more than a minute or two. When I fainted, I lost control of my bowels and vision. When I finally came to, I stood up and felt pretty much completely normal. Did I just get too hot and pass out or could something more serious be behind my fainting and loss of bowel control?
Hi asker. What you describe could be a simple bout of syncope due to a quick loss of blood pressure or it could be something much more serious. The only way to find out within any certainty is to go to the doctor, which is what I highly recommend. There are many other illnesses and conditions which can cause one to get dizzy and/or faint. Many times these episodes are nothing much to worry about but your health is too important. I really recommend you go see a professional for this. Given that it seems to occur when you are getting overheated in the shower I would think that it has something to do with a rapid change in your blood pressure and/or something to do with your movements. Loss of bowel control is not uncommon when a person faints.
One thing I would suggest, is that you try taking cooler showers and seeing if that helps at all. I'm not suggesting you do this INSTEAD of going to the doctor, but in order to provide your doctor with additional information that may be helpful in determining the cause of your problem. I think it would be useful to know if it is temperature related and you can do this simple test yourself at home over a few days so that you can provide this to your doctor whenever you do go. I certainly hope you have support at home. Fainting can be very dangerous as I'm sure you know. You can fall and seriously hurt yourself and having someone around who is aware of your condition is a good idea, especially when you are planning to shower or in any other situations that make you more susceptible to this.
I just cannot reiterate enough that you really should see your regular physician if you have one. If not, go to an urgent care clinic as soon as you can. I will keep you in my prayers and I look forward to seeing a post back from you that all is well and nothing is seriously wrong. Good luck and good health to you!
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