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Could it be something bad if I have loss of consciousness?

Yes: Definitely not normal and need to be evaluated by the er, cardiologists, neurologists or primary care physicians. Noone should experience loss of consciousness. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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What could cause a sudden loss of consciousness while getting a massage?

What could cause a sudden loss of consciousness while getting a massage?

Tough one: That's a tough one. I suppose if the massage therapist over extended your neck backward and you had some decreased flow to the brain due to narrowed arteries, you might pass out. Otherwise i cannot think of another good reason. ...Read more

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Do convulsions have to be accompanied by loss of consciousness in order to be considered "convulsions"?

Do convulsions have to be accompanied by loss of consciousness in order to be considered "convulsions"?

No: you can have convulsions and not lose consciousness if the seizure phenomenon causing the convulsions doesn't spread to an area of the brain altering consciousness. Are you being treated? ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?

Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?

Continuum: Coma is the deepest form of loss of consciousness (loc), in which no responsiveness to the external environment exists. This can be reversible. Technically a concussion with loc means a momentary coma has occurred but the term is rarely used in that circumstance. Simple loc means loss of awareness to some external stimuli with preserved responsiveness to noxious stimuli. ...Read more

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2nd episode of unexplained loss of consciousness, what could be the causes in a healthy young female? Mri and EEG negative 11 years ago first episode.

2nd episode of unexplained loss of consciousness, what could be the causes in a healthy young female? Mri and EEG negative 11 years ago first episode.

Go see your doctor: I'm glad to hear your MRI & eeg were negative 11yrs ago but you need a complete evaluation for this new episode. Any witnesses to your passing out? Could be from low blood pressure due to anemia or dehydration. Could be an abnormal heart rhythm. Could also be seizure of some sort. Go see your doc to get checked out. Not to be rude but speculation online isn't going to do you any good. ...Read more

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Pupil is blown out, recent head injury no bleeding or loss of consciousness, dizzy and disoriented, could it be treated at home?

Pupil is blown out, recent head injury no bleeding or loss of consciousness, dizzy and disoriented, could it be treated at home?

Urgent evaluation: A blown pupil following trauma could be from orbital injury, but, much more worrisome, would be something compressing on the responsible nerve in the brain, such as from brain swelling. This needs to be checked out immediately. ...Read more

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Shaking, nausea and almost loss of consciousness after wide spread poison ivy rash even days after initial exposure. Is that something to be worried?

Shaking, nausea and almost loss of consciousness after wide spread poison ivy rash even days after initial exposure. Is that something to be worried?

Yes, Doc ASAP: Severe and widespread poison ivy reactions may be nearly as bad as having a 3rd degree burn making you susceptible to infection. You need to be properly hydrated and treated. See a doctor ASAP. Be sure that all items potentially exposed be cleaned with a laundry detergent (wear glove if you are doing it) to avoid further exposure to the resin. ...Read more

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Which is more life threatening, choking or loss of consciousness?

Which is more life threatening, choking or loss of consciousness?

Can't decide: Both can be life threatening; loss of consciousness during choking is a progression nearer to death. Loss of consciousness can ocurr in many cases and reasons and is always serious. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Bloom
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Loss Of Consciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a ...Read more


Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more