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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Rare, but yes: If convulsive seizures go unbroken (called "status epilepticus") they can cause brain damage and even lead to coma and death.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
?????: Pharmacologically induced coma may be used to treat seizures, i.e. Uncontrolled seizures, i.e. Status epilepticus. The idea is that stopping all brain ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
COMA: What was the cause of the COMA? The reason for the COMA determines the recovery. For example a heroine addict can be in a COMA from overdose, but be b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
17 years experience in Psychiatry
See a psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist can transition you to a longer acting benzodiazepine and slowly taper you off while minimizing the withdrawals symptoms and complicatio ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends...: If intracranial bleed....depends on the size and location. If anoxia...leading to coma.......it is more morbid disease. Hope and pray.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Marks
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Birth control pills and spironolactone are medications that may help lighten or decrease facial hair. The goal would be to have the hair go away compl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
You would just: Develop symptoms of frequent urination, thirst, visual blurring, etc. It takes a very high sugar to cause a coma. Seizures are less common. I don't re ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Brain injury: With the cardiac arrest and even with immediate CPR and defibrillation, hypoxia brain injury can occur so the induced coma is to, try to reduce he dam ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you&#x27 ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Check with nephro: It really depends on the reason your mother suffers from kidney failure and the degree of damage her kidneys sustained. Please discuss with her nephro ... Read More

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