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How long do people stay out if unconscious?

Variable: This can vary from a few seconds, to many years, depending on the situation. ...Read more

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For how long people usually unconscious for after an overdose?

For how long people usually unconscious for after an overdose?

Depends on drug dose: It depends on the drug and the amount. It might be for only a few minutes or for many days.
In any case seek immediate medical care and be sure the person is breathing; otherwise start cpr. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to stay unconscious?

How long is it safe to stay unconscious?

Its never safe: A state of unconsciousness is fraught with complications depending on the cause of the unconsciousness. It is never safe. Aspiration pneumonia, difficulty breathing, asphyxia, hypoxia- the last 3 will lead to too little oxygen getting to the brain. The prime example is the famous singer Michael Jackson. Never a state to be in i:e unconscious. ...Read more

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Blackouts which last long are unconscious, right?

Blackouts which last long are unconscious, right?

Wrong: You are aw ake and "functioning" when in a black-out. You just cannot store the memory. If on alcohol only- your bac is usually at least 0.200-0.250 and often higher. If in combo with sedatives, it can be seen at lower bacs. ...Read more

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How long can you stop breathing before you become unconscious?

How long can you stop breathing before you become unconscious?

A few minutes: Actually, it depends upon many factors. Breath holding is practiced by some who want to set records, but they train, hyperventilate & fill the lungs with 100% oxygen. Even so, oxygen deprivation & carbon dioxide elevations may cause damage or death, so it is not a good idea. For most, maximum voluntary breath holding does not exceed 1 or 2 minutes, or loss of consciousness & death may occur. Mfm. ...Read more

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How long does it take someone who hasn't had any liquids to go into unconsciousness?

How long does it take someone who hasn't had any liquids to go into unconsciousness?

3 DAYS: The human can survive about 3 days without water, and at end of period will likely suffer cardiovascular collapse and death in most cases. Loss of consciousness would accompany this deterioration. ...Read more

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Roughly how long will I be unconscious for if I am just having light general anaesthetics?

Anesthesia duration: A "light general anesthetic" probably refers to
one done for a brief case which is not particularly stimulating to the patient. Most patients would awaken either as leavibg the operating room or within 10-15 minutes. Patients usually feel well enough and have stable vital signs to be discharged within 1 hour after the procedure. The patient should not drive or make important decisions that day. ...Read more

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How long before a lithium overdose made the person unconscious? Say 60 300mg pills?! how painful? Thanks all...

Bad idea!: Lithium is a salt, chemically speaking, and it can accumulate in thyroid and kidney to toxic levels. Overdose leads to mental confusion, nausea & vomiting, and renal failure...Over days. It is a slow, painful way to die- and completely unnecessary! Don't even think about it! If you are thinking about it, please call your doctor! If you can't get through, call the suicide crisis hot line- talk! ...Read more

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People with diabetes: how long does it take for a diabetic to become unconscious due to not eating?

People with diabetes: how long does it take for a diabetic to become unconscious due to not eating?

Incorrect Idea....: Even starving people, including diabetics, remain conscious; looking for food. Coma related to diabetes occurs due to blood glucose too low due to too much Insulin (a dangerous tx tool), not failure to eat. While widely rx'ed as tx for type ii, Insulin is a very bad tool: nearly always complicates dm with ↑ed hunger, overeating, ↑ed body fat, roller coaster bg, etc. Thus best avoid/minimize. ...Read more

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Am I going to be unconscious for my upcoming biopsy on my swollen neck? If not, how long to they take?

Am I going to be unconscious for my upcoming biopsy on my swollen neck? If not, how long to they take?

Need more info: If it is biopsy of a lymph node, that could be done under local anesthesia and may take only minutes. If it is for a mass deeper in the neck, then you may be put under general anesthesia. Please note that these procedures are quite safe. You should discuss your concern with your doctor. ...Read more

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When someone is knocked unconscious, how long of a delay can there be between the impact and the loss of consciousness?

When someone is knocked unconscious, how long of a delay can there be between the impact and the loss of consciousness?

Usually immediate: Most times loss of consciousness is immediate. A delay of minutes to hours would be a cause for alarm and an immediate visit to the emergency room as an internal bleed in the head would need to be ruled out. Usually someone is knocked out (right away) for seconds to minutes and that in itself warrants and er visit. Any loss of consciousness basically needs to be evaluated in the emergency room. ...Read more

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How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs? What's is the danger zone, when should they start to recover

How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs? What's is the danger zone, when should they start to recover

Forever: Is not an unusual possibility. Unfortunately the rate of overdose from prescription drugs has increased and has superseded overdose from illicit drugs in many countries. The "danger zone" is infinite and never recover. Emergency care is advisable if unconscious. ...Read more

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17 yr old took 2 muscle relaxers and has been unconscious for 9 hrs. What kind of effect can this have on het and how long will she be unconscious?

17 yr old took 2 muscle relaxers and has been unconscious for 9 hrs. What kind of effect can this have on het and how long will she be unconscious?

Must be more: This type of reaction must be due to something more than a couple muscle relaxers. Something much more powerful was ingested or she is seriously ill. Please have her thoroughly evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My mam she is 50 years old was unconscious since 8 month the doctors says the cause she got coma was she did not take food for long time and the MRI r?

My mam she is 50 years old was unconscious since 8 month the doctors says the cause she got coma was she did not take food for long time and the MRI r?

Unlikely reason: Starvation is not the usual cause to go into coma, you may not be knowing all the facts, have to speak to the doctor, she may have other associated diseases, bad diabetic may have taken excessive Insulin accidentally, stroke etc. Most likely she had all the required tests, . ...Read more

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If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

Impossible to say: This would depend on what structures the injury affected. If the radial and ulnar arteries were severed it could be a matter of minutes. On the other hand if major vessels were missed it might not occur at all. ...Read more

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I am pregnant 4 months, I would like to know if at any point the baby sleeps and wakes up in the womb. Or are they unconscious all way long?

I am pregnant 4 months, I would like to know if at any point the baby sleeps and wakes up in the womb. Or are they unconscious all way long?

Variable activity: The 12-16 wk old baby goes thru random periods of movement & perception that what u might consider being awake. Their nervous system sends out random messages that contract muscles- give you a kick & they have periods when they can hear & process music & sound. They may move enough to tie their umbilical cord in knots. You might consider this more a light sleep than awake, but they are aware @ times. ...Read more

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Hw long can it take to recvr aftr unconsciousness due to japanese enc. Which lasted in few days, now having speech, swallowing and limb weakness prblm?

Hw long can it take to recvr aftr unconsciousness due to japanese enc. Which lasted in few days, now having speech, swallowing and limb weakness prblm?

Listen to your body: Your brain is healing. Stem cells move into an area of injury but can easily be injured. Lower stress of all kinds, avoid tobacco and alcohol, and be sure to take vit d3 if you can't get 20 minutes of sunlight over head from 11am to 1pm. Many herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and ginger are anti-inflammatory. Minocycline is useful in animal models. ...Read more

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How long can you be unconscious and not have brain damage if you took too much BP medicine?

How long can you be unconscious and not have brain damage if you took too much BP medicine?

Depends: How did the blood pressure get? Were any other organs damaged by low blood pressure? If not then the brain probably got enough oxygen to hold on. If there is a question then an MRI should be able to determine if there was brain injury. ...Read more

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How long can a diabetic who administered too much insulin be unconscious from hypoglycaemia before they are brain dead or in a coma??

How long can a diabetic who administered too much insulin be unconscious from hypoglycaemia before they are brain dead or in a coma??

Emergent.: The answer is “variable”. Depends on how much insulin, whether it’s long-acting or short-acting, how quickly the blood sugar goes down. Regardless, it’s too much thinking about an issue that would require emergent attention. If a diabetic becomes hypoglycemic and symptomatic from insulin, emergency services have to be called immediately: 9-1-1! ...Read more

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What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

What is cause for sudden unconsciousness?

Many causes: Losing consciousness is always a serious matter ranging from an emotional trauma (fainting) to a seizure or stroke. Always seek medical care and good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does it take to fall unconscious?

What exactly does it take to fall unconscious?

Unconsciousness: Falling unconscious most often happens as a faint. The most common cause of faint is what is called a "vasovagal" reaction in which fright, pain, disgust, horror, or other stimulus triggers the vagus nerve to lower your heart rate until your blood pressure drops too low to maintain normal cerebral consciousness. The other major cause of fainting is just low blood pressure, eg., dehydration, etc. ...Read more

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How are fainting and going unconscious different?

How are fainting and going unconscious different?

Depends on cause: Fainting is usually caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, often from suddenly standing or sitting up. Isometimes, a strong stimulus can cause the autonomic nervous system to over-react, lowering the blood pressure. The best treatment for fainting is usually to lie the person down and raise their feet.
Going unconscious can be from very many reasons and each cause has a different treatment. ...Read more

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How could a woman lose her baby while unconscious?

How could a woman lose her baby while unconscious?

See below: Without knowing all the details this is hypothetical. If a woman passes out due to an extreme drop in blood pressure, this same drop in blood pressure is seen by the fetus. If this low blood pressure is prolonged the fetus will see a drop in blood supply, as well as oxygen supply. If continued for a long time this could cause the baby irreparable harm and cause a spontaneous abortion. ...Read more

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What does ems do when they find someone unconscious?

What does ems do when they find someone unconscious?

ABC's: Ems performs the abc's of emergency care. They check for an airway, assess breathing and circulation. ...Read more

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How painful is it to be strangled to unconsciousness?

How painful is it to be strangled to unconsciousness?

Dangerous: It may not be painful, but it is very dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fainting and unconscious?

What is the difference between fainting and unconscious?

Rectangle/square: When one faints, they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time. ...Read more