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what is the difference between a concussion and a coma

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Yes: A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that typically results from a blow to the head, and may or may not result in the loss of consciousness ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Differences: Coma is a state of unconsciousness unresponsiveness. Contusion is a bruise with a bit of bleeding concussion is a state of altered mental status, co ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
No: A concussion is a brief loss of consciousness or an alteration of consciousness but is brief lasting seconds to minutes. Coma would result from a muc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sleep is no problem: People lose consciousness as a result of concussion. It is not the apparent sleep, but what is happening to the brain trigging loss of consciousness. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Avoid more concussio: Concussions cause cumulative brain damage. Repeated concussions have been assdociated with early onset of dementia , memory difficulty and slowed spe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Yes: There are other reasons for coma of course.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Yes: But if you are able to write out this question it seems you have recovered.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Theoretically : Theoretically a severe brain injury affecting the hypothalamus and hormonal regulation could have an effect on growth and other hormone mediated pro ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Concussion v BSFx: A concussion happens when the brain is rocked(shook) in the cranial cavity. A basilar skull fracture is when the bones at the base of skull actually ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
As follows: Shock is usually a diffuse dysfunction in bodily organ systems due to vascular collapse, associated with low blood sugar or low blood pressure, and se ... Read More

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