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Doctor insights on: Myxedema Coma In Children

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How concerned should I be of myxedema coma?

How concerned should I be of myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma typically occurs as a result of long-standing hypothyroidism, and follows a period of progressive symptoms. These symptoms may include weight gain, somnolence, and weakness amongst others. Abrupt discontinuation of thyroid hormone could also precipitate a myxedema coma. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Myxedema Coma (Definition)

A state of unconsciousness, unresponsive to your environment or stimulation is the normal way. Myxedema refers to a thyroid deficiency which can cause neurologic damage, and ...Read more


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Do symptoms like myxedema coma go away quickly?

Do symptoms like myxedema coma go away quickly?

Medical emergency: Myxedema coma is a medical emergency and needs to be treated in the hospital. The symptoms for myxedema is vey similar to adrenal insufficiency and often times, patient will need treatment for both while labs are done. With proper treatment, patient can gradually improve, if the symptoms go away quickly, then you did not have myxedema coma. ...Read more

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What will happen immediately prior to myxedema coma?

What will happen immediately prior to myxedema coma?

Myxedema coma: That is an unusual question. If you have any symptoms that are bad enough to ask that question go immediately to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myxedema coma?

What is the definition or description of: myxedema coma?

Coma: This is a state of unconsciousness, unresponsive to your environment or stimulation is the normal way. Myxedema refers to a thyroid deficiency which can cause neurologic damage, and in extreme cases, coma. ...Read more

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What's the onset of myxedema coma? (do people collapse, become drowsy etc.)

? thyroid storm?: Myxedema is a condition caused by severe alterations in fluid balance due to thyroid disorder. There can be swellings in various tissues including around the eyes and into the brain. There is a hyper state with agitation (myxedema madness), or deterioration of consciousness with stupor and coma. Usually there are early signs that the thyroid is out of control, but acute thyroid storm may occur. ...Read more

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If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

Read about it: Myxedema coma is a relatively uncommon condition but it certainly can occur in persons with hypothyroidism. You can read about it by going to this link. Http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/1201/p2485.html. ...Read more

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How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.?

How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.?

Low thyroid surgery: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How long can an individual who's had a total thyroidectomy go without any thyroid medicine before having organ failure, myxedema coma, etc.? ANS: low thyroid is evident by 4-6 weeks. It may take months to develop myxedema and its complications. ...Read more

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Can you go into myxedema coma with normal free t4 and t3 but tsh in 3-4 range? Or would your tsh be way higher?

Can you go into myxedema coma with normal free t4 and t3 but tsh in 3-4 range? Or would your tsh be way higher?

Unusual: It would be distinctly unusual to have true myxedema coma with these numbers. However, it is the clinical scenario that is relevant in myxedema coma, with the appropriate history and stressors in the appropriate age group. ...Read more

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How can you get out from a coma?

Difficult question: It depends if the underlying reason that caused the coma is reversible or correctable. Even then it is difficult as it depends if there was too much insult to the brain or not. Recovery from coma is such a variable thing that it is difficult to answer without knowing about the specific situation. I wish I could be of more help on this, its just such a complicated thing. ...Read more

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How do people come out of a coma?

How do people come out of a coma?

Resolution: Coma affects the base of the brain, brainstem, the same area responsible for concussion outcomes. As a disorder heals, and inflammation or swelling decreases, gradually the reticular activating system switches back on, and responses resume. However, on occasion this can be a lengthy restoration, maybe even months and very rarely yrs. ...Read more

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Can you voluntarily fall into a coma?

Voluntary coma: You cannot wish yourself into coma. Obviously there are actions you can take that will cause you to go into real coma from drugs etc.. ...Read more

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What's an easy way to get into a coma?

Get into coma: This is an unusual question. Are you indicating an interest in going into coma to escape events in your life? I would consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to deal with your feelings. ...Read more

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Do you people age quicker if in a coma?

Not sure: Interesting question. I am not sure they age faster but certainly variious symtems in the body do not work as well and are subject to deterioration from lack of use. This is particularly true for the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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How long can a person be in a coma for?

How long can a person be in a coma for?

Coma: If one is going to recover from coma it may last days to weeks. If recovery is not going to occur, people move from coma to a persistent vegetative state which may last indefinitely. ...Read more

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What can happen when you come out of a coma?

What can happen when you come out of a coma?

Coma: It depends on the cause. For examples, if a teenager drinks a full bottle of vodka for the first time, she/he could go into coma, but if treated properly recover completely. Head injury is another examples, but the recovery is generally longer and the patient may be in a confused state for many days before going back to normal. ...Read more

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How to know if someone is going into a coma?

Coma: Usually a person going into a coma loses alertness; the person passes out and is not responsive. To definitively determine if someone is in a coma, further testing is needed. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to fall into a coma?

Multiple causes: Trauma to the head, severe brain infection, stroke, or any disease that prevents enough blood flow to the brain can induce coma. ...Read more

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Does your function normally if you're in a coma?

MOSTLY: Assuming coma due to primary and isolated brain pathology, not unusual for heart, liver, and kidney function to proceed normally if medical support available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when you are in a coma?

Coma: No one knows for certain. My patients could never tell me exactly. Just like sleeping does not always produce dreams that we remember, the coma may be similar. But unlike sleep., coma is a disruption of the wake sleep cycle and represents damage to brain tissues. The body is not at rest necessarily during coma, as it is in sleep. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone about to go into coma?

Lethargy, drowsiness: There are stages of coma, measured on the glasgow coma scale. So symptoms will depend on the depth of the coma. However as one goes into a coma it may be sudden loss of consciousness due to acute head trauma, or a gradual slide as with a subdural bleed. The latter is more like a person getting progressively drunk, losing coordination or slowly falling asleep. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that usually follow a prolongd coma?

Are there symptoms that usually follow a prolongd coma?

Yes: When a coma is prolonged for days or even months, there can be a lot of symptoms when that person wakes up. There is usually a great deal of thinking difficulty, the person will often become very agitated at first, they may not remember people they knew before. There may be paralysis of one or more limbs. The longer the coma, usually the more severe the symptoms. However, improvement happens. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could describe a guy being in a coma?

Can you tell me how I could describe a guy being in a coma?

Comatose, unrespon-: Sive, unconscious. Or you could say " Guy can't be awakened; doesn't respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; doesn't initiate voluntary actions." Be careful what you say around Guy. Stay upbeat & positive. ...Read more

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Does a homeostatic imbalance cause a person to be in a coma?

Does a homeostatic imbalance cause a person to be in a coma?

No: Coma is an exceedingly complex subject, and far beyond the scope of our role here onsite. But if you have a specific question regarding yourself or another, provide additional information, and we would be happy to address this, perhaps in the format of a Concierge visit. ...Read more

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Has anybody you know recovered, after being in a coma totally?

Yes: A coma occurs when the brain is injured. Recovery depends on whether the injury can be reversed. I have seen people in comas from a brain infection completely recover when the infection was treated. On the other hand, a person in a coma from a head injury may recover partially, or not at all. The longer the coma, the lower the chance for recovery. Ask a doctor the reason for the coma. ...Read more

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What is the longest known coma a person has actually woken up from?

Many years: There are anecdotal stories all over the world of patients awakening from comas after 10 and even 20 years. The reality is that as time goes on, the likelihood of awakening from a coma decreases, and if a patient does regain consciousness after some prolonged period, the likelihood of normal function would be quite dismal. ...Read more

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Is there an Alarm that warns me if I'm slipping into a Diabeti Coma?

Why ask?: Are you diabetic? On insulin? Meds? What exactly do you mean? Coma due to low sugar caused by insulin or med is the usual concern. Symptoms from very high blood glucose are quite different. Consult your DR for detailed instruction. ...Read more

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Is there an Alarm that warns me if I'm asleepthat I'm going into into a Diabeti Coma?

Not unless it's: Able to monitor your blood glucose level. Most apps don't do that, but if you are on a glucose pump, there should be a warning/alarm feature to alert you. ...Read more

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Do people in coma hear you?

No: In true coma there is no recognition of anything in the environment. Sometimes people who have been in a coma remember conversations, but many times these never occurred. Dreams and other neurologic functions can cause false memories. However, it's a good idea to always act as if the person can hear what you say. When coming out of a coma some conversations may be remembered. ...Read more

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What is the glasgow coma scale?

Level of response: The Glasgow scale is a measure of responsiveness of an individual who has experienced some form of brain trauma. It is used so that when transferring a person from the care of one individual or institution, all will understand the condition of the injured person and can follow to determine if there is improvement or deterioration. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma = deep state of unconsciousness due ...Read more