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Anyone know about how hard you have to hit your head before going into a coma?

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 more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more


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How hard do I have to bang my head to fall into a coma?

Hard to answer: I cannot tell you an absolute degree of injury needed to cause coma. If you are investigating this in consideration of doing harm to yourself or others, please contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If someone has a head injury and has been put into an induced coma, how long can that person remain in that state?

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 more

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What is an induced coma, and is it safe the recipient would be a20 year old male with head trauma

Medication induced: An induced coma is where doctors administer medications to dull the senses and alleviate pain. This is safe and in fact commonly done for patients with head trauma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Probably no risk: Coma occurs with specific insults to the brain diffusely or focal problems in the brainstem. Common headaches such as migraine or tension events would not cause coma, unless signs of severe underlying problems. ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more