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What is the probability of passing out/becoming unconscious after a fasting blood test — I was told I'm hypoglycemic and need tests done-?

What is the probability of passing out/becoming unconscious after a fasting blood test — I was told I'm hypoglycemic and need tests done-?

Be monitored: Postprandial syndrome ("reactive hypoglycemia") is more of a clinical diagnosis, but if you're to be tested for fasting hypoglycemia, perhaps to rule an insulinoma in or out, have someone with you to resuscitate you should you pass it. It does happen and a competent physician knows how to prevent you from being in danger. Any doubts, get with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

If patient has been unconscious for 3 days without being treated, will patient come out to the coma? She was found 3 1/2 days later....

Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly depends on what caused the coma and if damage (is any detectable damage) is reversible. Speak honestly and openly with your medical team, they should do the same in answering your questions. ...Read more

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If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?

If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?

Poss brain injury: The primary concern in this scenario is a traumatic brain injury/concussion which resulted in loss of consciousness. By now this should be readily apparent to the treating physicians, so talk to them. ...Read more

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Oral hypoglycemic should be discontinued for how many days after an episode of hypoglycemia in diabetic patient.

Depends on drug: Not a simple answer. Some oral hypoglycemics, such as metformin, pioglitazone, and sitagliptin, do not cause hypoglycemia. Glyburide, glipizide, Glimepiride and other sulfonylureas will cause hypo. How long to stop them after an episode depends on kidney function, the cause of the hypo episode, age, other factors. Maybe a change in medication is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best life style for a diabetic patient to avoid the hypoglycemic state?

What is the best life style for a diabetic patient to avoid the hypoglycemic state?

What your doctor sai: I am going to tell you what your doctor said.
Proper nutrition, exercise, and rest. Do not allow yourself to become stressed or anxious. Drink plenty of water. These are things that promote health in everyone. You need to be especially careful to do these things. ...Read more

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If patient vomits during Propofol induction means is not unconscious?

If patient vomits during Propofol induction means is not unconscious?

Not necessarily: Consciousness is a spectrum that is not necessarily related to emesis. The patient may be have been unconscious and a reflex caused the vomiting. Hope the patient is OK ...Read more

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How long can a patient stay unconscious for after over dosing on prescription drugs? What 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 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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Types of involuntary movements from an unconscious comatose patient?

Types of involuntary movements from an unconscious comatose patient?

Movements...: Myoclonus, seizure, or tremor is common. Not in that order. All from the brain... Often made worse or better by some sedating medications. Eeg can help in determining whether seizure or not. Myoclonus is often clinically diagnosed (by what it looks like, eeg can help). ...Read more

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Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?

Is a patient who's receiving therapeutic hypothermia always sedated with meds? Or does the lowered body temperature render them unconscious?

Hypothermia: Every patient I have seen that received therapeutic hypothermia has been on a ventilator. These patients receive a combination of three medications, a paralyzing agent so the ventilator can breathe for them, an opioid for pain, and a sedative so they are not really aware of what's going on. If I were the patient, I would want all three of these medications. ...Read more

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I am a patient of Epilepsy. The symptom is i don't remember the things that has happened with me for the time I am unconscious. Is it curable or not?

I am a patient of Epilepsy. The symptom is i don't remember the things that has happened with me for the time I am unconscious. Is it curable or not?

Unfortunately no...: U fortunately it is not. The abnormal electrical activity in the brain does not allow for proper memory of events that occurred while the brain was in seizure mode. ...Read more

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Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Possibley due to low: Removal of blood clot would not on its own cause prolonged unconsciousness. Complictions related to low o2 caused by the clot could. There are many other causes which I'm sure your doctors will look for. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of tummy tuck that can be performed that does not require that the patient is unconscious?

Is there any kind of tummy tuck that can be performed that does not require that the patient is unconscious?

Sometimes: But bigger jobs require bigger hammers. I use general anesthesia for tummy tucks (witch hazel) so that I can relax the abdominal muscles and get the best possible results. I am sure my patient will be comfortable during the surgery. The surgery should be performed only in an accredited surgical facility. I also prefer to keep my patients overnight. This cost is well worth it for the additional comfort & safety. ...Read more

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When a patient with breast cancer falls unconscious for several days, what does this signify?

When a patient with breast cancer falls unconscious for several days, what does this signify?

No way...: No way in God's creation I could know that. I hope someone took her to the hospital. Fainting spells with or without cancer need to be evaluated and one in which the patient is out "for days" sounds particularly serious. ...Read more

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Patient in coma or unconscious. Eyelids opened after severals days being closed, but eyeballs staring upwards. What could this mean?

Patient in coma or unconscious.  Eyelids opened after severals days being closed, but eyeballs staring upwards. What could this mean?

Please clarify: Is this "patient" at home in bed or on the sofa? Or in a hospital? If in a hospital, is pt in ICU intubated etc or just in a regular hospital room with peopke sitting around watching? How did the pt get this way? (It matters.) Assuming pt is in a hospital being taken care of by doctors, please state what the doctors' answer was to your question; or if you have not asked them, please state why not. ...Read more

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I am chronic patient of hypertension. I have got 3 attacks in which with sweating I become unconscious. It result in minor paralysis on face. Age 65.

I am chronic patient of hypertension. I have got 3 attacks in which with sweating I become unconscious. It result in minor paralysis on face. Age 65.

Fainting/stroke: Your symptoms suggest recurrent syncope (fainting) and possible stroke. Your history and symptoms merit a careful examination by your doctor or a cardiologist. All risk factors need control and the cause of your symptoms determined. ...Read more

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How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?

How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?

EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more

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My father was attacked by cerebral. He is still now unconcious, left side paralyse, a bed shore patient. Doctor says he is a coma patient. Tell recovery?

My father was attacked by cerebral. He is still now unconcious, left side paralyse, a bed shore patient. Doctor says he is a coma patient. Tell recovery?

Stroke: Sounds like he has had a stroke. The most important thing is his age and also what the mri/ctscan shows. The exam is also very important — is the whole side paralyzed? Is he breathing on his own or on a ventilator? If he is in coma then he is probably on a ventilator and cannot move or breathe on his own and this is not good. ...Read more

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What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:-(?

What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:-(?

Poor prognosis : Renal failure in a patient with end-staged liver disease portends a very poor prognosis. Hepatorenal syndrome is complex and poorly understood but mortality is very high within weeks of development. While dialysis can prolong life, unless he is a liver transplant candidate, his quality and length of life will be severely curtailed. ...Read more

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Is iron-deficient anemia curable or just treatable? Once a patient is diagnosed with it, can they be un-diagnosed? Can it go away for good? Yes or no?

Is iron-deficient anemia curable or just treatable? Once a patient is diagnosed with it, can they be un-diagnosed? Can it go away for good? Yes or no?

Find the cause : Once the cause (heavy monthly loss, bleeding ulcer, cancer, ill-advised vegetarianism, hookworm, others) is identified and addressed, replacing the iron solves the problem. ...Read more

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How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious?

How can you treat someone with a nose bleed and unconscious?

Call 911: Not sure what scenario you are describing but an unconscious person with a nosebleed warrants EMS to figure things out. ...Read more

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"Stomach bug"vomiting/diarrhea also very hypoglycemic (non-diabetic) can't keep (eat/drink) anything down all day. Sugar dropping to 60s. How to treat?

"Stomach bug"vomiting/diarrhea also very hypoglycemic (non-diabetic) can't keep (eat/drink) anything down all day. Sugar dropping to 60s. How to treat?

You may need: An antiemetic suppository like Phenergan (promethazine) to reduce the vomiting enough to allow intake of some fluids. Gatorade-type drinks diluted by half would be recommended to begin with. ...Read more

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My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?

My father suddenly lay unconscious showed to the doctor low blood pressure due to vegal system problem what is that how it can be treated?

Vasovagal syncope: Vasovagal syncope occurs in response to a trigger, with a corresponding malfunction in the parts of the nervous system that regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
When heart rate slows, blood pressure drops, and the resulting lack of blood to the brain causes fainting.
Due to age of your father, please take him to a neurologist for diagnosis of other conditions causing unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Stomach bug/vomiting/diarrhea in hypoglycemic (non-diabetic)can't keep anything down, no signs of dehydration, sugar dropping to low 60s. How to treat?

Stomach bug/vomiting/diarrhea in hypoglycemic (non-diabetic)can't keep anything down, no signs of dehydration, sugar dropping to low 60s. How to treat?

ER: If you are truly that sick and not keeping anything down, then in fact you are headed towards dehydration and probably need an IV and examination of your electrolytes. Other tests will be done as appropriate as dictated by your condition. Sounds like you need to go in and be checked by your doctor or to an emergency room if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I help my hypoglycemic girlfriend?

Help girlfriend: You must take your girlfriend to an Endocrinologist. If there is a long wait for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency room. ...Read more

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Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more