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Could it be something bad if I have loss of consciousness?

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

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Do convulsions have to be accompanied by loss of consciousness in order to be considered "convulsions"?

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

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What could cause a sudden loss of consciousness while getting a massage?

What could cause a sudden loss of consciousness while getting a massage?

Tough one: That's a tough one. I suppose if the massage therapist over extended your neck backward and you had some decreased flow to the brain due to narrowed arteries, you might pass out. Otherwise i cannot think of another good reason. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?

Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?

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

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Which is more life threatening, choking or loss of consciousness?

Which is more life threatening, choking or loss of consciousness?

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

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Are there some genetic reasons I get loss of consciousness off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get loss of consciousness off and on?

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

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Can epilepsy exist without a loss of consciousness?

Can epilepsy exist without a loss of consciousness?

Yes: Yes it can, you may not "pass out" but you will not remember the event. In children these are called "petit mal" seizures or absence seizure. They may appear as staring spells, hence the name. ...Read more

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When referring to seizures, would "loss of consciousness" be better described as "alteration of consciousness"?

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

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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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My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football). ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.After undergoing x-rays is my son at cancer risk?

Way off the mark: You are focused on totally the wrong thing. Hasn't it occurred to you to be concerned about your son's episode?? It sounds like a seizure to me. Forget about cancer, that's irrelevant, and get the kid evaluated for epilepsy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am experiencing loss of consciousness, headache (quality: dull or achy) (side: front, left) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) and neck pain.

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

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Can a blow to the head with no loss of consciousness have any brain damage ?

Can a blow to the head with no loss of consciousness have any brain damage ?

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

Dr. Marc Bloom
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Loss Of Consciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a ...Read more


Consciousness (Definition)

It is the amount of awareness with yourself and the surroundings meaning recognize yourself and ...Read more