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After Being In A Coma
Yes: A coma is a very serious condition associated with head injury and a certain percentage of people do not survive, however many people do survive and even recover to a great degree. The longer the coma the less complete the recovery. Even short comas of a few days can cause long term thinking problems but with rehabilitation there is potential for improvement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
16, suffered an epileptic seizure, and had to be resuscitated yesterday, was in ICU and unconscious, now in a coma,what is the chances of survival?
What type of therapist should be seen if someone is experiencing ptsd while in the car after being in a car accident?
See Below: I'm sorry about your experiences. You might want to find a therapist, specializing in treating trauma (you can ask your primary care doctor for recommendation or call your insurance company). If there's a need, medication regimen might be started as well. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple reasons: Being treated on the intensive care unit usually means a very serious and/ or life-threatening condition; it is often accompanied by changes in function of the organs, responsible for the breakdown (metabolism) of the drugs. There is often degree of metabolic encephalopathy that is currently poorly understood, unfortunately.. Having a detailed conversation with the doctors you trust might help. ...Read more
I had surgery a few weeks ago. In a person who has depression, can the anesthesia cause a depressive episode?
If you are in a coma, are you "living" my friend was in a coma and was in a vegetable state, he now tells me he was not "living" because he had no function while being in a coma. Is this true?
Confused friend: Your friend does not get to make up definitions of words, only his perception of what he feels. Because if its legal significance, we can turn off the machines if persons are not "living", which I suppose your friend would not have wanted his "definition" as the rule. General anesthesia can place you in a state of no function, but you are not dead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person was put in a medically induced coma what are the chances of them getting out after they had a double bypass surgery?
Not enough data: The information submitted is too limited to make an informed response.Double coronary bypass ? A common procedure that does not require a "medically induced coma". Why the coma? What was the pre-treatment status of the patient? The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. You may want to try HT Prime and contact a bypass surgeon. ...Read more
What determines if a dying person slips into several hours of coma before death, or if a dying person is delirious before death?
Yes: A coma occurs when the brain is injured. Recovery depends on whether the injury can be reversed. I have seen people in comas from a brain infection completely recover when the infection was treated. On the other hand, a person in a coma from a head injury may recover partially, or not at all. The longer the coma, the lower the chance for recovery. Ask a doctor the reason for the coma. ...Read more
Very Unlikely: Although there has been miraculous exceptions only the medical team treating the pt could tell if there has been some clinical improvement that may lead to recovery. In general we have to accept this condition as futile. Age is important ( children have more chances to recover)and other medical conditions may complicate things. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could having surgery help my father wake up after having a stroke and being in a coma for 2 weeks?
No: As hard as it is to accept, if, two weeks after a stroke, someone is "comatose", the likelihood of that individual recovering any meaningful higher brain function is vanishingly small. You should meet with your doctors and discuss the options, including withdrawal of support and letting nature take its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion: There was an injury to the brain considering the mechanism of the injury and the symptom of unconciousness. But the chances of significant brain damage are small. Normally a head CT is done for someone after a car accident to be sure there is no bleeding. If there is none, then a concussion is normally diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can defecation after death be prevented if a person went a long period of time without food or water before death?
Not necessarily: One cannot control sphincters after death -- and there can be seepage as a result. Bacteria are still active even without food. I wonder why you're asking this though? Are you considering harming yourself? If so, i hope you'll tell your parents, your doctor or therapist about it so they can help you. Also you can call 911 or go to an er before carrying out any such thoughts. Be well. ...Read more
Can't shake the feeling of being a failure and not strong enough after losing a loved through homicide?
Please Get Help: I appreciate you reaching out to us again. But, there will be nothing here we can offer you other than empathy and the ongoing advice that you get into a therapeutic relationship with a mental health professional. ...Read more
Can a man stay conscious while being struck in the head with a maglite if he recieved multiple fractures?
Yes: Yes, it is possible depending on where the head was struck. ...Read more
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. The concept of keeping someone awake is to monitor the course of brain injury. If the person falls asleep they can be awakened periodically to monitor their course. If they cannot be aroused, the injury is progressing needing intervention. ...Read more