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How do patients feel in a coma?

How do patients feel in a coma?

Nothing: Sensory input does not get processed so pt does not feel anything. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma = deep state of unconsciousness due ...Read more


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How do you feel in a coma?

How do you feel in a coma?

Depends: Coma, subcoma, stupor, altered mental status, drowsiness are some of the names given to different levels of altered consciousness.There has been reported cases of people in deep coma remembering what was said around them after recovering from coma. ...Read more

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What happens to someone in a coma and how long do comas last? How long are patients kept on life support?

Life support: People can stay on life support for as long as desired. This usually depends on the family's wishes are in rare cases it may be spelled out in a living will. A coma can last any length of time. ...Read more

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How often do patients go into septic shock. From spinal surgery? And do you tell the patients family when this happens?

How often do patients go into septic shock. From spinal surgery? And do you tell the patients family when this happens?

Unusual: It is unusual for a patient to have septic shock from spinal surgery, although it is one of the known complications. This is more likely to occur if there was concurrent multi-trauma or other metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus. Family should be informed about problems and complications. ...Read more

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How does somebody feel in a post-ictal state?

How does somebody feel in a post-ictal state?

Abnormal: Typically confused, disoriented, having trouble communicating, not easily expressing or understanding speech. Maybe drowsy, but on occasion agitated, panicky, and even combative. Post-ictal usually refers to a person's state following an epileptic seizure. ...Read more

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What can I do to feel better in a manic state?

What can I do to feel better in a manic state?

Immediate evaluation: If you are suffering from mania, you should see your psychiatrist as soon as possible or visit the nearest emergency room. Untreated mania can result if severe harm to you. ...Read more

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Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?

Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?

Possible: Many pts with nocturnal seizures have no awareness in morning, unless sleep partner noticed abnormal activity. Clues in the am include: bed very untidy, blood on pillow or bite on tongue, pain over back or trunk, finding yourself out of bed on floor, loss of urine or feces, disorientation or confusion on awakening, new bruises not present nite before. ...Read more

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Can someome in a coma lose their memory and get it back?

Depends on the cause: If the cause of the coma results in extensive brain damage then memory loss may be permanent. However, if, for example, coma is due to drug overdose, but no brain damage has occurred then memory is more likely to return. ...Read more

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Can living with severe anxiety for so long put you into a state of exhaustion and just overall fatigue where you don't do anything anymore?

Can living with severe anxiety for so long put you into a state of exhaustion and just overall fatigue where you don't do anything anymore?

Chronic anxiety: can produce exhaustion and adrenal burnout. The General Adaptation Syndrome means we expend a lot of energy and then get exhausted. Stress hormones flood the body. See your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional to learn ways to manage your anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition?

What can I do for a friend in a coma and in critical condition?

Support: I am guessing the friend is already in the icu. While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them. ...Read more

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How can someone know they have a priapism in their sleep?

How can someone know they have a priapism in their sleep?

Priapism: By definition, priapism is a painful erection that last more than four hours. Unless someone is an extremely deep sleeper, he should be awaken by the discomfort of having a priapism. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What can illegal drugs in general do for someone under 18 and how to recognize someone that had took some!?

What can illegal drugs in general do for someone under 18 and how to recognize someone that had took some!?

Illegal drugs: For a person of any age can ruin ones life, marriage, job, health, etc. If you have already asked the person and he/she has denied drug use and you are still concerned consider going to AlAnon meetings, which are for the friends/loved ones of people using substances. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

Drug/alcohol related: ...Seizures are more likely to result in death than natural seizures. The brain is more likely to be starved for air even before the seizure starts, and stopped breathing is more common. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone had their leg amputated, how long would they stay in the hospital?

Depends on why.: Amputation usually happens with trauma which could have other medical complications that would extend the hospital stay. If there are absolutely no other medical conditions associated with the amputation, the patient could be released anywhere from 2-7 days later depending on surgery and wound complications. Staple removal also depends on the specific surgery. ...Read more

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How long do they keep you in a hospital after a suicidal stomach pumping?

How long do they keep you in a hospital after a suicidal stomach pumping?

It depends: It depends upon the drugs that wre ingested. It also depends upon the underlying psychiatric disorder in the patient, and how long it takes to get them to a safe place mentally. ...Read more

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How long will i stay in the icu with a flail chest?

How long will i stay in the icu with a flail chest?

Until you're better: Ribs have to heal sufficiently to allow the thorax to function well enough for you to reliably breath on your own. Probably weeks. ...Read more

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When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

Depends: on the location and size of the cyst. If easily accessible you may only spend 2-3 days in hospital. You should speak with your neurosurgeon who can discuss the expectations of surgery and recovery at length. ...Read more

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I'm practically paralyzed in depression, how do I fight this and start moving on with my life?

I'm practically paralyzed in depression, how do I fight this and start moving on with my life?

Medication and TMS: Sorry to hear of your travails. It is typical for people with severe depression. If you are this disabled, i would see a competent psychiatrist to evaluate your history and symptoms and get started on medication. If that does not work - either quickly enough or adequately enough for you to get on with your life and career - i would strongly consider tms (transcranial magnetic stimulation). ...Read more

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How can I find a psychiatrist when I'm so depressed and have anxiety to the point where I can't even pick up a phone because I'm scared of new people?

How can I find a psychiatrist when I'm so depressed and have anxiety to the point where I can't even pick up a phone because I'm scared of new people?

Use support: Ask a family member or trusted friend to help. Call your pcp for a referral. Have a family member or friend go with you to first visit. There are other ways to find a psychiatrist, eg, local hospital website doctor finder, your insurance company online, your state mental or behavioral health website community clinics. But starting with a doctor you know to recommend, will help lower anxiety. ...Read more

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