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How Long Do People Stay Out If Unconscious
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
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
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
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
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
No: Halothane's onset of action is 1.5-3 minutes. ...Read more
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
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
I have had at least 3 concussions in my life (I was knocked unconscious) that were untreated. What could be the long term issues?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My mom unconscious from last four days and doctor are prediction and dignose with menanzities how long it's take to recouver and come back to conscio?
My mom is an aml patient and is unconscious and on ventilator. How long can such people be on ventilator.?
Depends: It depends on the etiology of why she is on the ventilator and the prognosis of her AML and treatment offered. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Dangerous: It may not be painful, but it is very dangerous. ...Read more
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
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