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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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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


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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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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 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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Is it possible to tell when a person is going to come out of a coma?

Is it possible to tell when a person is going to come out of a coma?

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

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Has anyone had ARDS and have come out of a coma?

Has anyone had ARDS and have come out of a coma?

Yes...: It is possible to recover from ards, even with coma. However, the older the patient and the more organ systems involved, the lower the chances are for recovery. Ask your doctor about the details of the patient as every patient is different. ...Read more

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

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 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?

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?

Stimulant medication: only keeps a functioning brain's own neurochemicals circulating where they need to be to sustain attention or increase alertness. Sadly, it cannot improve the functioning of damaged areas of the brain or awaken a person who is in a coma. ...Read more