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Not waking up after stroke

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Indefinitely: Depending on the size and location of a stroke, a person can remain comatose indefinitely, even with aggressive medical interventions.

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stroke: There isn't a simple answer. Some strokes appear likely to be irreversible from the start but improve notwithstanding. Healing of nerve damage can tak... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
2 years: The sooner there is some return of function, the more complete the return is likely to be.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it can happen: Yes it is not unusual but you should follow up with your neurologist for these symptoms.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Depends: If you were bedridden or immobile fora while, you could become stiff and get contracture. This could cause pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 36 years experience
Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Location: Some strokes affecting the frontal lobe can cause that .. Generally big strokes with big motor deficit or speech problem can make the patient also dep... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No simple answer: Physical therapists and occupational therapists are the experts in this area. Everyone who has had a stroke deserves special attention from these pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Every 3 - 4 hours: Preventing bed sores is extremely important in a bedridden patient. Turning every 3 - 4 hours should suffice for most patients. Watch the sacrum and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
It's : It's a good idea to take a week off after a stroke, but not to avoid activity. Remember that people with severe strokes are sent to physical therapy ... Read More

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