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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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Myxedema Coma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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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'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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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...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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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

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more