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Anyone Know About How Hard You Have To Hit Your Head Before Going Into A Coma
Unpredictable: There are too many variables involved in brain injury and trauma to determine a specific amount of force necessary to predictably cause a severe brain injury that would result in coma, without it causing death. What ever prompted the question, don't do it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
53 year old man fell off bicycle and hit his head. He has been in a coma for 3 days now. Has not woken up. Chances of survival?
Depends on care: Survival is very much dependent on the care he receives and the reason for his comatose state. If he sustained a serious bleed in the brain then that will need to be surgically drained. If his comatose state is due to swelling of the brain then measures to reduce swelling will hasten his recovery. Bicycle falls in the absence of an impact say from a motor vehicle are not likely to be fatal. ...Read more
Can headaches & pains n the head cause a coma if i've been tested a month ago & everything was fine is this what causes a coma?
If someone has a head injury and has been put into an induced coma, how long can that person remain in that state?
Depends on cause: Following head injury there can be seizures, brain swelling, severe agitation, broken bones, etc. Some patients are put into coma in order to allow healing of body parts, some for control of seizures, some for control of brain swelling, and some to assist nursing management. Monitoring of brain pressure and eeg may indicate the coma can be reversed, or healing of body parts may take longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since i'm having a burning senation in my head & headaches n pains n my head can this causes me to lose memory or a coma i'm worried?
See below: Rather than worry, why don't you see a doctor who can check you out and determine if there is anything serious going on with you. ...Read more
Following lying in a coma cause of a head injury does the patient keep his feelings for his lover is he the same, what to do?
Complicated: You are a new person in a sence. It takes time. Sometimes people need help with that sort of thing. ...Read more
Can the nervous system problems cause a coma like nerve problems! i get these pains n my head & i'm worried cuz i get a burning senation & tingle 2?
Common vs less commo: You can be having atypical migraines, which are common. Everything else is downhill. If concerned see your pcp or schedule an appointment with a neurologist! ...Read more
My father was attacked and beaten on the head with a shavel which led to him being in a coma for 2 and half months now he has huge memory loss .?
Sorry to hear this: I'm sorry to hear that this happened to your father. I hope your father will regain his memory or be able to carry on and make new memories. I also hope that you'll get the support you need in dealing with this difficult situation. When a patient has been in a coma for an extended period of time there are often memory problems and cognitive difficulties that can be helped through rehabilitation. ...Read more
I had an MRI & 2 CT scan of the brain should I b worried bout a coma i had the scans for my headaches & pains in my head i'm scared?
Why: All the test did not show any thing so far ? If that correct i would not worry. ...Read more
Head injury in 2004 coma a month headaches and getting worse lossing memory again a forgot my french language and cant remember what i book i opend?
Re-evaluate: Recurrence of symptoms and deterioration 12 yrs after the head injury, has little if any relationship to the prior event and must be fully evaluated as several problems could be emerging. Since you had prior problems, minor issues could impact you more severely, and perhaps simple intervention could reverse. Tell your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can pressure from a bad headche or shooting pains in your head cause coma? I get lots of headches don't think they r miagranes my doc wants me on topa
Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
When I was a diving : Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. ...Read more
My head feels cold inside, I get electric shock, I hear a ringing sound, my hands get sweaty and I feel as if I'm going to have a stroke or go in coma?
When a adolescent head injury victim wakes up from a coma what is the first course of action the doctor will take? How is the situation handled?
No one thing: There is not one "first thing" a doctor would do since decisions are related to the specific illness or injury causing the coma & associated problems. In general as someone improves from critical illness, physicians will began to withdraw therapies no longer needed such as a ventilator, or an intracranial pressure monitor, continue to treat ongoing problems like infection, start rehab and monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9yo boy fell off a 50ft cliff yesterday. Sustained head, chest & leg injuries plus more. Is in a coma and unable to wake. Chances of fully recovering?
Unknown: The only people that can give you a reliable answer are those with full access to the exam and findings involved. This does sound worrisome, but kids do have more recuperative potential than adults in the same setting. ...Read more
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