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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Today's technology: augments clinical assessments using time-honored rating scales of severity of neurological signs in a person who has suffered brain damage for any reason. The results of initial assessments are important for treatment decisions & have predictive value. Repeated assessments show degree of progress over time. Knowing all these factors tells you the chances of an individual's recovery. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if someone is in a coma and can't wake up or be awakened, why can't they be given a satimulant to wake them?
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