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Any hope of waking up if a relative is in coma for 4mths after a stroke ?

Any hope of waking up if a relative is  in coma for 4mths after a stroke  ?

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

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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 long do you have to be having a stroke to go into a coma?

How long do you have to be having a stroke to go into a coma?

Uncertain: Of your question. Most stroke patients don't progress to coma. Many patients with coma are not suffering this issue because of stroke. Massive stroke can result in coma immediately or progressively depending on the nature/severity of the stroke (lack of blood to the brain or bleeding in the brain). Bottom line, question is unanswerable. ...Read more

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Can having a stroke put you in a coma, like a vegetative state?

Can having a stroke put you in a coma, like a vegetative state?

Yes: There are many causes to a vegetative state. Stroke is only one of them. In addition the stroke may be ischemic, i.e. Interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain (usually a small area in the brainstem) or hemorrhagic, i.e. Pressure on several areas of the brain from a large hemorrhage. ...Read more

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If you have a major stroke and end up on a coma, then catch pneumonia, can you die?

If you have a major stroke and end up on a coma, then catch pneumonia, can you die?

Yes: Unfortunately, pneumonia can be fatal in any patient although rarely. Patients with a stroke are at increased risk for getting pneumonia due to often having difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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My mum had a stroke 3 weeks ago and has now had another stroke and been put in a coma, what will happen?When will she wake and what state?

My mum had a stroke 3 weeks ago and has now had another stroke and been put in a coma, what will happen?When will she wake and what state?

CVA: The neurologist/doctor involved with your mom's care is the best source of this information. There are lots of things that can happen with a stroke, some have good prognosis and some don't. Coma isn't a good outcome. The likelihood of her waking and what state isn't something online docs can speculate on without lots more info. ...Read more

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Will doctors induce coma for stroke victim?

Will doctors induce coma for stroke victim?

Usually not: There have been studies of barbiturate induced coma and hypothermia in many stroke patients. Outcomes have been mixed or disappointing, and still the best approach is acute t-pa, given in the emergency dept. ...Read more

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Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more

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Why would my doctors have induced a 3-day coma after I had a post-operative stroke?

Why would my doctors have induced a 3-day coma after I had a post-operative stroke?

Common treatment: If is a common treatment of brain edema (swelling) that reduces the metabolic demands of the brain. ...Read more

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What cancers, common in woman, can cause strokes, siezures, comas, etc?

Several types: Any type of cancer that has spread ( metastasized) to the brain can cause the symptoms that you list. Due to the frequency of breast cancer and lung cancer, these would be the most likely to spread to brain (stage 4). ...Read more

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Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more