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By the way, doctor: Do I need to go to the ER after fainting?

Updated: May 01, 2008

Q. I tend to faint when I get sick. Do I need to go to the emergency department (or call 911) when I faint? My doctor said I should, but that seems so unnecessary.

A. The short answer to your question uses two of the most important words in medicine: It depends.

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