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Do people in coma hear you?

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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Coma (Definition)

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


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Could people in comas hear or smell or feel?

Could people in comas hear or smell or feel?

Good question: In some cases, communication is possible, especially in so called akinetic mutism or locked in syndrome, but if coma is due to severe brain injury or frank brain death, doubtful that any reception of stimuli present. ...Read more

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Could someone in a coma hear?

Could someone in a coma hear?

No: If they can hear, it is not a coma. Of course, there is that whole out of body argument. Cannot comment on this. No matter what any Physician tells you, we are not smart enough to know whether or not that is true yet. ...Read more

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Can a person in a coma hear you?

Can a person in a coma hear you?

Likely yes!: I can answer this from personal experience. I spent months in an ICU on a ventilator and I was in a coma for part of that time. I heard a lot more than anyone imagined! Believe me, I could write a soap opera. Always assume that someone in a coma can hear you. Talk to the person as if they can, and put your mouth close to their ear. Don't let anyone make you feel silly for doing so! ...Read more

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Can a person in a coma hear everything?

It depends: There are many forms of coma. With light coma the patient can be aware and remember everything that occurs around him. In deeper forms they may be aware but do not remember. In very deep forms there is no awareness or memory. It is very difficult for even highly trained observers to judge the level of coma. No specfic test is definitive. Assume they are aware until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Can a person in a coma hear things at all?

Can a person in a coma hear things at all?

No: Coma is usually defined as unconscious unresponsiveness. During coma an individual cannot hear.
However during an acute or chronic vegetative state or minimally responsive state, during which patients may appear to be in coma, a patient may have memory of what is said. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a person in a coma hear what others are saying nearby?

Yes they can.: We used to think not, but after interviewing those patients who have awakened from their coma state, they clearly have some but not total recall of some events. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's true that when someone is in a coma, they can hear things, but can't respond?

It can be true: Coma is a state where people do not respond to the environment. There are several causes of coma. It can be induced by medications, can be caused by trauma, infection as exemple of a few. Depending of the depth of the coma or the cause and where the lesion is the patient might be able to hear but not respond. ...Read more

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Can a patient in coma hear?

Maybe: Depends on why they are in the coma as to whether or not their hearing nerve pathways might be working. Your doctors may or may not be able to tell you. Certainly, it can't hurt to talk to a friend or loved one in a coma. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a person hear sounds around them if they are in a coma?

Can a person hear sounds around them if they are in a coma?

No: Coma is usually defined as unconscious unresponsiveness. During coma an individual cannot hear.
However during an acute or chronic vegetative state or minimally responsive state, during which patients may appear to be in coma, a patient may have memory of what is said. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person is in a coma, can they feel, smell, or hear?

Coma: Coma is a state of unconscious unresponsiveness. A person in coma can not feel, smell or hear. If a person is able to experience these sensations they are in a chronic vegetative state. ...Read more

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What can cause a coma?

Brain injury: Deep centers of the brain control the ability to react to our environment and control our basic needs. When these deep centers are damaged we lose the ability to react and control. This is described as a state of coma. Brain swelling, brain infection, brain hemorrhage, stroke, trauma, all can result in a state of coma. Recovery depends on the degree of initial damage. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coma?

What sort of disease is a coma?

Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either traumatic or non traumatic. Non traumatic causes are many - anoxic/ischemic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, degenerative, etc. It is a clinical term with many disease types as cause. ...Read more

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How do people in comas survive?

Survival in coma: After a relatively short time patients move from coma into a persistent vegetative state. A person can live for many years in a persistent vegetative state. ...Read more

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How can people die when in comas?

Please clarify: Are you asking, "When people in comas die, what do they die of? " Or do you mean, "I don't understand why people in comas die instead of everyone getting better, waking up, shaking their doctor's hand, waving to the nurses, and going home."? Please repost your question so that it can be understood. ...Read more

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How does someone come out of a coma?

How does someone come out of a coma?

Coma: People emerge from coma in varied fashions and to different extents. For example, people who are in medically-induced comas may emerge from this as medication is allowed to wear off. Alternatively, a person in a coma from a disease state may emerge from coma as the disease state improves. This can be rapid (hours to days) or slow (weeks or months). Some people fully recover. Others may not. ...Read more

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What would be the easiest way to get into a coma?

What would be the easiest way to get into a coma?

Why?: Why are you asking such a question? It is a bit concerning to be asked that of a patient. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to come out of a coma?

Depends: Hard to say if it's not you coming out of it. Coma is a state of asleep-like unresponsiveness. Recovery depends on cause, duration & severity of coma. Outcome can range from normal (just like waking up) to a permanent vegetative state i.e. awake-like unresponsiveness & lack of awareness of environment. Some things e.g. stroke in certain areas of the pons can cause irreversible coma. ...Read more

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What happens when someone wakes up from being in a coma?

It's good: First off, if one "wakes" up from coma, it is a good sign. It's hard to tell what one feels when it happens but I would say it depends on the cause of the coma. Some may feel generally weak, but have all their senses back to normal, while others may have some physical and mental deficits that may either stay for a while or become permanent. ...Read more

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What would happen if I am in coma without power of attorney?

Depends on state: There are different laws in each state. If you do not have a power of attorney or a living will which expresses your wishes should you be unable to answer yourself, usually the medical caregivers will look to your next of kin to make decisions for you. ...Read more

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What happens after a person wakes up from a coma? What causes this?

What happens after a person wakes up from a coma? What causes this?

See: Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/coma-types-causes-treatments-prognosis? Page=2

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Is there any documented evidence of signs that would signify coma recovery?

Ventilator: Overbreathing the set rate on the ventilator is a sign as is the presence of certain reflexes. ...Read more

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Are you aware of things happening when you're in a coma? Does it depend on the person?

Unaware: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness.
If a person is aware or in anyway responsive, they are not in coma but may be in a minimally responsive state or vegetative state. ...Read more

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Ms coma? Please explain....

Ms coma? Please explain....

Multiple sclerosis: Ms affects the brain and spinal cord. Early symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Others are muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems. The diagnosis is made by history of symptoms and neurological exam, often with an mri, spinal tap and other tests. Coma is a condition in which conscious cognitive function has ceased and can be caused by ms. ...Read more

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What's glasgow coma score mean?

Scottish head trauma: A major hospital in glascow scotland published levels of coma in head trauma patients. It has now become the standard throughout the world. It is a number from 1 to 15 that can describe the neurological condition of the patient. There are five categories each of which can get a number 1, 2, or 3. A fully conscious and responsive patient will get a 15 with serious injury usually below 7. ...Read more

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How do patients feel in a coma?

Nothing: Sensory input does not get processed so pt does not feel anything. ...Read more

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Do men in comas have erections?

Yes they can: The neural control for this function is from a different part of the nervous system than the cerebral cortex or "thinking" part of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the glasgow coma scale?

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

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