Find Support

Stage 4 & passing out

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content within the patient forum is user-generated and has not been reviewed by medical professionals. Other sections of the Melanoma Research Foundation website include information that has been reviewed by medical professionals as appropriate. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with your doctor or other qualified medical professional.

Stage 4 & passing out

Posted By
4/9/2020 10:36am
View other posts by
Replies: 3

My husband is currently Stage 4. He has not had any treatment since November 2019 due to circumstances that I don't want to completely get into at this time. Since then, he's had a couple of new places to show up in his groin and has most recently in the past couple of weeks been experiencing dizziness and has passed out a couple of times. He hasn't had a scan and is refusing to go see the Dr. or have scans done right now. I do not know what could be causing the dizzy spells and passing out. Could anyone give me any insight on if they've experienced this and what it could possibly mean?

MelMel - (4/9/2020 - 3:46pm)

Multiple causes contribute to this however the following web site will be helpful. I would at least contact your husband's regular physician to rule out some of the causes.
Hoping you find the cause.

JudiAU - (4/9/2020 - 6:05pm)

Well two things come to mind. Anxiety can produce these feelings. So can mets to the brain.

I’m sorry. Melanoma is really scary to the patient and to loved ones.

doragsda - (4/9/2020 - 9:05pm)

There are a number of medical issues that can cause this, but I do have to tell you that my wife passed out as the symptom that had me take her to the emergency room where her brain mets were discovered.