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Collapse (Overview)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume due to bleeding, etc


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What does a collapse sac mean ?

What does a collapse sac mean ?

Out of Context: That question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible to comment on. ...Read more

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Collapse (Overview)

Collapse refers to falling from the upright position to the ground. Circulatory collapse means the blood circulation is failing due to problems such as poor pumping from the heart, low blood volume due to bleeding, etc


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What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

Several things: Gall bladder collapse is usually seen by ultrasound exam. Contracted or collapsed gallbladder can refer gb response following meal, ingestion of fat or injection intravenously of the hormone(cck) that is responsible for causing the gallbladder to contract. Inflammation due to gallstones can result in scarring of the gallbladder. Scarring causes the gallbladder to be contracted. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with atelectarsis middle lobe collapse - am I able to fly?

I wouldn't : when you have a collapsed lung, the changes in air pressure in flying could cause it to get worse or collapse entirely. Unless it is absolutely necessary, I would stay on the ground. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gallbladder is collapsed, why?

Can be normal: The gallbladder empties some after eating & would appear "collapsed" on an ultrasound. Were gallstones seen? Review the results with your doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

Don't know: It fills and empties as part of its work. If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read more

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Today in noon while having my lunch i collapsed for few seconds on dining table.I don't know what happen during that time?

Get evaluated.: Needless to say, it isn't normal to collapse on the dining table! did anyone witness this? Try to find out what they noticed. Please get evaluated by your doctor. They will want to check out your heart, run an ekg, and possibly have you wear a holter monitor to see if you are having rhythm disturbances. They will assess your neurologic function, and may recommend a ct or MRI of your brain. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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While taking a shower my head became extremely sensitive once i put my head under it. My whole body became tingly and i nearly collapsed. Why?

See your doctor: This sounds like autonomic dysfunction, which can be caused by several different conditions, and can result in fainting or various neurological symptoms. It can happen for no apparent reason, but there may a also be a serious underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What are the causes of migraines where a person suddenly collapses?

Nothing really: It would be quite rare for a migraine to do this. Even basilar migraines or hemiplegic migraines tend to evolve slowly with regards to symptoms. ...Read more

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