Fainting at the sight of blood.

This is a discussion thread · 21 replies
1 2 3
Jo:
What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faint when seeing, or hearing about, another person's injury . I saw a TV program a few years ago where a doctor used this term to describe fathers who passed out in the delivery room.
This is an actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Dónal:
The Irish might use 'to go into a weakness'
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Steffen Buehler:
[nq:1]What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faint when seeing, or hearing about, another ... who passed out in the delivery room. This is an actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".[/nq]
Terms I heard are:
- Blood phobia
- Blood-Injury-Illness Phobia
- Vasovagal Fainting
- Vasovagal Syncope
Best regards
Steffen
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Ross Howard:
[nq:1]What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faint when seeing, or hearing about, another ... who passed out in the delivery room. This is an actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".[/nq]
Not very medical, but . . . "squeamish"?
**
Ross Howard
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
huchal:
[nq:1]What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faintwhen seeing, or hearing about, another person's injury[/nq]
Hemophobia?
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
CyberCypher:
The inimitable "huchal" stated one day

That properly "haemphobia" from your part of the world.
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Don Phillipson:
[nq:1]What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faintwhen seeing, or hearing about, another person's ... who passed out in the delivery room. This is an actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".[/nq]
Syncope is the general medical term for fainting;
so perhaps this noun may be somehow modified to
indicate a specific cause.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs (Ottawa, Canada)
dphillipson(at)trytel.com
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Robert Lieblich:
[nq:2]What is the word used to describe the sensation of ... actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".[/nq]
[nq:1]Terms I heard are: - Blood phobia - Blood-Injury-Illness Phobia - Vasovagal Fainting - Vasovagal Syncope[/nq]
The latter two (really the same thing with two different labels) are labeled by their physical manifestation, not the external cause. I've had a couple of episides of vasovagal fainting over the years, and as best anyone can figure out they were caused by something in the red wine I was drinking. I don't drink much red wine these days.

Bob Lieblich
Or white, for that matter
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Charles Riggs:
[nq:1]What is the word used to describe the sensation of feeling ill or faint when seeing, or hearing about, another ... who passed out in the delivery room. This is an actual medical term, not slang like "the willies" or "heebie-jeebies".[/nq]
"Being a sissy."

Charles Riggs
This thread originates from within 'usenet', and as such the content and users are not guaranteed to have been moderated by our community.
Show more
Live chat
Registered users can join here