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Micturition syncope
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Micturition syncope

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Contributors: Christine Osborne MD, Jamie Adams MD, Richard L. Barbano MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Temporary loss of consciousness shortly after or during urination. A form of situational neurally mediated vasovagal syncope triggered by a neural reflex in the setting of an abrupt change in position combined with a strong vagal stimulus. Accounts for approximately 5% of all cases of syncope and is more common in males and older patients.

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ICD10CM:
r55 – Syncope and collapse

SNOMEDCT:
234168001 – Micturition syncope

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Last Updated: 03/28/2017
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Micturition syncope
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Micturition syncope : Presyncope, Syncope during urination
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