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What is the difference between a concussion and a coma

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
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
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Yes: People in a coma are non responsive to most stimuli. They may appear to be asleep. Those with a concussion can be responsive, conversant but unaware ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Yes: But if you are able to write out this question it seems you have recovered.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Different responses: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness . due to diffuse brain involvement. Lock in syndrome is a condition of brain stem damage where the person ... Read More

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