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Since peritonitis, sepsis, blood transfusion coma etc in 2003 im extremely fatigued 24/7. Iron, caffeine nothing helps. Opposite of how I used 2b. Why?

Since peritonitis, sepsis, blood transfusion coma etc in 2003 im extremely fatigued 24/7. Iron, caffeine nothing helps. Opposite of how I used 2b. Why?

Complex problem.: After a life-threatening bout of peritonitis and sepsis, there can be many potential problems which could be causing your fatigue. If you have not already, I would recommend going to a primary care doctor for a complete check up and laboratory evaluation, including having your liver and your thyroid checked. If all is normal, further testing may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Is it a good sign if a patient in coma's blood pressure increases when you talk to them?

Is it a good sign if a patient in coma's blood pressure increases when you talk to them?

Difficult : BP change on talking to the comatose patient means his autonomic system is responding to some stimuli not necessarily speaking. I am not aware of study that has answered to this parameter for prognosis. ...Read more

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In messive barin hemrraige can upper brain stem recover with time passing? Age 73 person is in coma blood desolving

In messive barin hemrraige can upper brain stem recover with time passing?
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person is in coma 
blood desolving

Pressure effects: Bleeding into the brain produces severe pressure effects that can damage the brainstem. The blood itself can dissolve and go away, but the brain damage remains. Some recovery may occur, independent of what happens to the blood. Recovery from coma may be very slow and hard to predict. The primary doctor should be able to help you understand the prognosis. ...Read more

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When does low blood oxygen levels result in a coma? (I know it is under 74 because I was still sort of awake then although I suspect not much under.)

When does low blood oxygen levels result in a coma? (I know it is under 74 because I was still sort of awake then although I suspect not much under.)

Well this varies: This varies a bit from person to person, so there is not really a number. It sounds like you are talking about the pulse oximetry reading, right? This is not used to generate concern about a coma. The pulse ox reading varies and is somewhat inaccurate. For most people, having insufficient oxygen for over 5 minutes results in brain damage, which may cause a coma. ...Read more

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What blood sugar results in a diabetic coma?

What blood sugar results in a diabetic coma?

Variable: Each patient is different but this typically occurs at blood sugars greater than 500 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Is a blood sugar of 1695 indicative of a diabetic coma?

Is a blood sugar of 1695 indicative of a diabetic coma?

Can Be: Higher than 300mg/dl blood sugar , along with severe acidity of blood due to acids called ketones in a diabetic patient can lead to coma. Usually happens when sick or non compliant with meds. ...Read more

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How could a low blood sugar level cause a person in coma?

Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia can lead to coma because the brain relies on sugar as its energy source. If the blood sugar is low, then the brain doesn't function properly. A person may be agitated at first and then sleepy. They can have seizures and then be in a coma if blood sugar is low enough and remains low. ...Read more

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At what level is your blood sugar before going into a diabetic coma?

At what level is your blood sugar before going into a diabetic coma?

Below 60: Alteration in thinking eventually leading to a coma can be a result of very low blood sugar, but can also be a result of high blood sugar with ketoacidosis (excess of byproducts of abnormal sugar use) in the blood, or due to very high blood sugars and dehydration. Because development of ketoacidosis and dehydration require other factors, it is difficult to state an absolute upper limit of sugar. ...Read more

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If a person's blood sugar is really high and they go into a coma. Doctors would try to bring the blood sugar down, correct?

If a person's blood sugar is really high and they go into a coma. Doctors would try to bring the blood sugar down, correct?

Yes. Slowly. : Yes but it needs to be done slowly and carefully to prevent brain swelling. It is not all about the blood sugar or glucose. The sodium and other electrolytes are very important. It's a very delicate process that must be carefully monitored. And each patient is different. Adults are treated different than children and children must be even more carefully corrected. ...Read more