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Loss Of Consciousness After Car Accident
I was in an extremely bad car accident. This caused both of my lungs to collapse. If medical marijuana became legal in my state would it cause problem?
Should be OK but...:
Thank-you for your service to our country (i'm guessing you're not in afghanistan on vacation).
Your lungs should be as good as new over time but to err on the side of caution I advise waiting at least a year before smoking to give your lungs time to heal. You can use it orally or topically before then. Marijuana can be very helpful for back pain ; spasm. High cbd strains are less intoxicating. ...Read more
Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. Automobile, auto vs. Motorcycle, motorcycle vs. Motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. Bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Lost consciousness: If you had real loss of consciousness then I hope you are under the care of a physician. If you had more than one episode of sudden loss of consciousness then you need a full work up. Are those caused by seizures, or by a cardiac arrhythmia, aortic stenosis or tias, medication effect, or just fear. Get a neurologist & cardiac evaluation or at least go to your pcp. ...Read more
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
When referring to seizures, would "loss of consciousness" be better described as "alteration of consciousness"?
Depends: Seizures can be partial or generalized. These categories mean either without or with loss of consciousness. It is important to note a seizure can be very short in duration so the loss of consciousness may be so brief and one is often sleep or fatigued following a seizure so that may be perceived as an alteration of consciousness. ...Read more
Fell of a push bike last week with a helmet on and had regular headaches since. No loss of consciousness or vision yet. Anything seem wrong?
See the doctor: To make sure you are ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a doctor!: If you're dizzy and losing consciousness, get off the computer and see a doctor! ...Read more
18 MO son fell back and hit his head hard. Went pale and broke out in a sweat. Looked like he was starting to seize for a second but didn’t continue, arm twitch and facial exp. No loss of consciousness or vomiting. Walking and talking normal. See dr?
Yes: Have him checked out right awayGet a more detailed answer ›
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
My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?
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
Odd Palpitation 3-10fast beats in person like myself, normal LV function, no history loss of consciousness no family history of NSVT would be innocent?
Palpations: You will need to get evaluated because of your recent surgery with at least and ECG but maybe more. If it happens again I would recommend you sooner rather than later. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to return to school after a confirmed concussion? There was loss of consciousness and nausea.
All are different: It would be best to discuss this with the person who has examined you. ...Read more
A week ago10 month son had a loss of consciousness, bend back of his body, stiffness. After undergoing x-rays is my son at cancer risk?
A week ago10 month son had a loss of consciousness, bend back of his body, stiffness. Can my son be at cancer risk if he undergoes several x-rays?
We all are: We all are at a small risk of cancer. That's because all humans get cell mutations, but fortunately our risk of cancer is small until we get to an older age. A baby's risk of cancer does not change when he gets several typical x-rays. That being said, one should only do x-rays when needed for a medical purpose. ...Read more
I am experiencing loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) and neck pain.
Emergency: Please go to your emergency department right now. Have someone drive you. Get this diagnosed and treated ASAP. Be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not likely: The brain is well cushioned in a pool of fluid surrounded by a tough bony shell. A heat hit with no loss of consciousnes and a lack of the dazing (called by coaches ringing your bell), is unlikely to have any demonstrable effects. Of course I assume this is isolated and you are not having repeated blows to the head. This is why athletes wear helmets. ...Read more
How soon after a mild head injury (no loss of consciousness, no vomitting) is it safe to take valium?
I never had a cat scan after my concussion & loss of consciousness from my mva on 4/2013 should I get one done?
Probably not: Ct is useful in the acute setting to look for bleeding or fractures. Several months after your accident, it is very unlikely that ct would be helpful if you are not having any new symptoms. If there is any subtle abnormality due to your accident at this point, it is more likely to be seen with mri, but again this is not necessary unless you are having new symptoms. ...Read more
How common are subdural hemotomas? 25yrOld female, non drinker, non smoker, hit back of head on ceiling Monday, no blood no loss of consciousness.
Uncommon in young: Most subdural hematomas occur in patients over the age of 60 years. The vast majority of patients who have an acute subdural hematoma present with loss of consciousness. Younger patients often have a history of alcoholism, arachnoid cysts, thrombocytopenia, or a bleeding tendency. Radiographic imaging is diagnostic. ...Read more
I fainted and bumped my head hard. Loss of consciousness for about 1-2 mins. Now I have a stiff and sore neck and headache. Should I be concerned?
Can you get CBI from just two concussions that happened because of a head bump? No loss of consciousness, amnesia or confusion. Just headaches.
Concussions syptoms: Take months to clear in many cases. Multiple concussions cause more difficulty than one. It is important to be monitored by your doc. Loss of consciousness is not necessary. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am experiencing obesity, disorientation, dizziness, confusion and back pain (side: both). The following also describe me: Loss of consciousness...
Don't see an: Actual question. However, if you are experiencing loss of consciousness = that does warrant medical assessment. Consider starting with your primary care provider. ...Read more
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